The Basler Madrigalisten are Switzerland’s long-established professional vocal ensemble and are primarily dedicated to challenging repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to contemporary music. Founded in 1978 by Fritz Näf at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, the ensemble has been under the direction of Raphael Immoos since 2013 and has given concerts in Europe, the USA, Australia and Asia.
Scenic performances, radio, television and CD recordings are just as much a part of its extensive work as performances at renowned festivals such as the Berliner Festspiele, the Lucerne Festival and collaborations with the Zurich Opera House, among others.
Specialising in the interpretation of contemporary music, the ensemble of professional singers regularly commissions compositions, which it brings to life in premieres and first performances. For its diverse repertoire, it has been honoured with the “Förderpreis für Musik” from the Fördergemeinschaft der europäischen Wirtschaft and several times with the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation’s prize for the interpretation of contemporary music.
Christiaan Postuma, tenor Alberto Palacios Guardia, tenor Roger Casanova, baritone Aram Ohanian, bass Rehearsal by Raphael Immoos