8. Oct

The Zurich Chamber Singers & Christian Erny perform motet by Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten's motet 'Deus in adjutorium meum intende', the setting of the haunting 70th Psalm, captivates with its almost terrace-like architecture. Pleading unison melodies border on powerfully demanding tutti, urgent fast sections follow long, restrained lines. Britten not only explores the vocal range of the choir, but goes to the edge of tonality without losing the listener.

The Zurich Chamber Singers under Christian Erny release Britten's 'Deus in adjutorium meum' as a digital single on all streaming and download platforms, proving once again why they are considered one of the most interesting European ensembles through their breadth of repertoire, stylistic confidence and vocal versatility.