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Athesinus Consort Berlin was founded by Klaus-Martin Bresgott in 1992 as a result of his on-going devotion to classical music. From soloist to double quartet formation, the Ensemble primarily performs works from the late renaissance and baroque periods a-cappella or with instrumental accompaniment . In addition, they perform modern works which have led to regular premiere performances. The members, who are experienced concert singers who work with RIAS-Chamber Choir, Collegium Vocale Gent, SWR Vokalensemble, and Balthasar-Neumann-Choir (among others) work together in different arrangements depending on the selected work.

In addition to focused compositional programs, Athesinus Consort Berlin works with different themes

“Roots and Wings – The Reformation and Music in Modern Times”
“Psalms and Prophecies”
“Wealth of Chorales! The Most Beautiful Songs of Old, Newly Dressed”
“Love, Sorrow and Time and Eternity”
“I Heard the Sounds of the Brook… Following the Trail of Romanticism”
“Prussian Splendor and Saxony’s Glory- Musical Gems of Germany’s Royal Seats”
“No Joy Without You – A Variety of Songs from circa the 1600s”
“… and I saw a new heaven”
“desiderium cantandi”
“… of heaven and of earth”
“gaudium cantandi”
“If Music be the Food of Love”

in which the linguistic content shapes the musical selection and program.

The program “But My Heart is Awake” explores the work of famous teachers and their students (Schütz-Vierdanck | Monteverdi-Grandi | Blow-Purcell).

Together with the pantomime Klaus Franz and the sound virtuoso Michael Metzer, Athesinus Consort undertook diverse excursions following the trail of time through its fluid and frozen form. Following a successful performance on the musical theater stage with “Paulus. Das ängstliche Harren der Kreatur” (Music: Thomas Jennefelt | Libretto: Christian Lehnert | Direction: Annette Kuß), the Athesinus Consort begins 2012/2013 with “Hidden Meanings of Forgotten Verses“ taken from the wondrous core of German song tradition and the protestant chorales in unusual arrangements.

Athesinus Consort Berlin performs in a variety of concerts. They are regular guests in Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg, and Lower Saxony. In addition they have invitations from all over Germany. Concerts abroad have led them to England, France, Austria as well as several times to Italy, Denmark, and Switzerland.