In a reading session, choir directors and interested singers should get to know as many new arrangements as possible in a short time. We will give each piece seven minutes, including some considerations for your own rehearsal: What are the hard parts? What do I pay special attention to? What do I start the rehearsal with? What is the form, the idea of the piece? And then we sing it, sometimes in its entirety, sometimes in excerpts. New fodder for my choir… there may be something to discover here.
Carsten Gerlitz works as a musician, arranger, publisher, composer and author. He is best known for his numerous piano and choral arrangements, of which well over 250 publications have appeared to date. In his own recording studio he supervises word and music productions. He has been musical director for Sat.1, ZDF and RTL several times. Various choral publications have appeared in his own publishing house Greenlandmusic. Carsten Gerlitz has arranged for Max Raabe and the Palast Orchester, Reinhard Mey, Ute Lemper and regularly for the NDR Symphony Orchestra, the MDR Symphony Orchestra and the MDR Children’s Choir. He is also regularly active as a lecturer for choral conducting.