sirventes berlin


The vocal ensemble of the capital

Singers under the direction of Stefan Schuck

…embark on an exciting journey to bring sacred choral music back to life. The singers feel just as at home in the complex monophonic lines of Gregorian chant as they do in the cosmic music of the Renaissance or the virtuoso motets of the Baroque. The ‘heavenly’ singing of sirventes berlin inspires composers to create new works and numerous premieres and first performances.

Artistic Director & Conductor

Artistic Director & Conductor



is a church musician, bandleader and choirmaster. His particular love is Gregorian, Renaissance and Baroque choral music. He is always looking to make the ‘heavenly cosmos’, which the composers wanted to express in unearthly beauty, audible. To this end, he brings together the best ensemble singers in the sirventes berlin ensemble.

Vita Stefan Schuck

Stefan Schuck completed his studies in Catholic church music at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts in 1987.
graduated in 1987.
He then studied choral and orchestral conducting in Frankfurt with Uwe Gronostay and Jiri Starek.

From 1989 he studied choral conducting at the Berlin University of the Arts, and from 1992 to 1997 he was an artistic assistant to Uwe Gronostay. During this time, he had an intensive exchange with Eric Ericson in Stockholm.

Schuck has been conductor of the Hugo Distler Choir Berlin since the summer of 1992, which has since given a large number of highly acclaimed concerts in Germany and abroad.

In 1998, Schuck was appointed Professor of Choral and Orchestral Conducting at the Rottenburg-Stuttgart University of Church Music.

He has been working as a freelance conductor since 2013. Schuck has worked with numerous professional choirs, including the Dutch Chamber Choir Amsterdam, the Cologne Radio Choir, the Berlin Radio Choir and the SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart. His choir and organ concerts have been broadcast on Deutschlandradio and Südwestrundfunk, among others.

In 1998, Schuck received the Hans Joachim Erhard Memorial Prize from the city of Aschaffenburg, and in 2012 he was awarded the Citizens’ Medal of the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district for his cultural work.

He is a co-founder of the KinderStimmen project run by Lernwerkstatt Berlin, a company owned by Kindergärten City, with the aim of working with pre-school children in Wedding/Kreuzberg on voice education.

Professional singers

Professional singers



The professional vocal ensemble sirventes berlin with singers from Berlin was founded in 2003 by Stefan Schuck. Since 2008, regular music-making for NoonSong has grown out of the project-based working method. The outstanding quality of the ensemble is the result of this intensive, regular joint work. Excellent CD and radio recordings are proof of this quality.

sirventes at NoonSong

Singing & Prayer every Saturday at 12 noon

Musical contemplation, 30 minutes of heaven, ecumenical devotion – many descriptions apply to the NoonSong. In 2008, Stefan Schuck conducted psalm settings, mottos, chorales and liturgical chants on Saturdays at midday for the first time.

The singers of sirventes berlin usually perform their voices without instrumental accompaniment, i.e. a cappella.

The Audio Archive, which now contains over 3400 well-sorted recordings of choral and organ music, is unique and a great musical treasure. Browse through our recordings in the Audio Archive on the NoonSong website. We look forward to seeing you!

Here was a-cappella music that was outstanding in precision, in stylistic accuracy, in its scope of vocal color and, above all, in the blending of the eight voices.

Pamela Hickman 2013

...the best singers in Berlin...

Berliner Tagesspiegel

Homogeneous and individual

Sirventes singers: Soprano

Anette Lösch, soprano



Elisabeth Fischer, Soprano



Jin Kim, Soprano




Bianca Reim, soprano




Katja Kunze, Soprano




Miriam Fahnert, soprano



Sirventes singers: alto


Anja Simon, alto




Wiebke Kretzschmar, alto




Sibylla Maria Löbbert, alto




Alice Lackner, alto




Winnie Brückner, mezzo-soprano




Philipp Cieslewicz, Altus



Sirventes singer: Tenor


Ulrich Löns, Tenor




Martin Netter, Tenor




Masashi Tsuij, Tenor




Volker Nietzke, Tenor




Hans Dieter Gillessen, Tenor



Sirventes singer: Bass


Jakob Ahles, baritone




Martin Backhaus, Bass




Tobias Hagge, Bass




Thomas Heiß, baritone




Werner Blau, Bass




Till Schulze, baritone



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