Glarus choirs and orchestras


Category:
Performing arts
Canton:

Description

Over the last two centuries, a great number of choirs and orchestras have established a rich musical tradition in the canton of Glarus. Buoyed by the strong musical interest of the population, these groups offer a huge range of styles including brass bands, folk music, classical music, gospel and pop. At first glance the individual groups may not appear to be anything out of the ordinary, but the alpine background of the canton and its industrial history make the number of local musicians, and particularly their high quality, extremely remarkable. Cultural life in Glarus has been shaped by the numerous conductors, composers and music teachers that come from local musical families.

Image gallery

  • Christoph Kobelt with the Kantorei choir in Winterthur city church. © Christoph Kobelt, undatiert
  • Christmas music by candlelight in Glarus town church. © Christoph Kobelt, undatiert
  • Christoph Kobelt rehearsing with the Glarus chamber orchestra in the Soldenhoffsaal room in Glarus. © Christoph Kobelt, undatiert
  • Christoph Kobelt conducting a piano concert at an event showcasing Glarus Music School. © Christoph Kobelt, 2011
  • Christoph Kobelt composing. © Christoph Kobelt, 1997
  • Christoph Kobelt in 1962 at his home-made organ. © Christoph Kobelt, 1962
  • Christoph Kobelt rehearsing with the Glarus male choir in 1982. © Christoph Kobelt, 1982
  • Christoph Kobelt with the Kantorei choir in Winterthur city church. © Christoph Kobelt, undatiert
  • Christmas music by candlelight in Glarus town church. © Christoph Kobelt, undatiert
  • Christoph Kobelt rehearsing with the Glarus chamber orchestra in the Soldenhoffsaal room in Glarus. © Christoph Kobelt, undatiert
  • Christoph Kobelt conducting a piano concert at an event showcasing Glarus Music School. © Christoph Kobelt, 2011
  • Christoph Kobelt composing. © Christoph Kobelt, 1997
  • Christoph Kobelt in 1962 at his home-made organ. © Christoph Kobelt, 1962
  • Christoph Kobelt rehearsing with the Glarus male choir in 1982. © Christoph Kobelt, 1982

Audio

Sabine Krieg and the Glarner Unterland Zither Group: Roselischottisch. Recorded in September 2011.

Sabine Krieg and the Glarner Unterland Zither Group: Dr alt Chirezer. Recorded in September 2011.

References and documentation

Publications
  • Christine Böckelmann, Daniel Brunner, Hans Bupbacher: 25 Jahre Glarner Musikschule. Eine musikalisch-historische Spurensuche. Glarus 1996

  • Jakob Brauchli-Feusi, Gret Graber: Glarner Kammerchor 1881 - 2006. Eine 125-jährige Chorgeschichte. Glarus 2006

  • Marco Comiotto: Franz und Rösli Spiess und die Musik- und Orchesterschule Glarus. Von der Kunst, zu begeistern. Chur 2001

  • Evangelischer Kirchenchor Glarus-Riedern (Ed.): 300 Jahre Choralsänger-Gesellschaft Glarus. Glarus 2002

  • Hans Fäh, Niklaus Meyer: 40 Jahre Glarner Madrigalchor. Glarus 2009

  • Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde Braunwald (Ed.): 75 Jahre jung. Musikwoche Braunwald. Glarus 2010

  • Glarner Kammerorchester (Ed.): 30 Jahre Glarner Kammerorchester. Beiträge aus Geschichte und Gegenwart. Glarus 2006

  • Gottfried Heer: Zur Geschichte des evangelischen Kirchengesangs im Kanton Glarus. In: Glarner Nachrichten. Glarus 1895/1896

  • Jakob Strebi et al.: Jakob Kobelt. Glarus 1989

Documentation