7pm: Introduction






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Lutherkirche (St. Luther's Church) 


Venue details

 Minutes from centuries

Having emerged from the boys’ choir of the Jena Philharmonic, Octavians are currently blossoming into one of the most promising vocal ensembles in central Germany. Their broad male-voice line-up including three countertenors delivers a colourful ensemble sound, and their repertoire is equally broad: sacred and profane music ranging from medieval songs and early polyphony to swing and modern pop. In the last A CAPPELLA competition, the octet was the favourite of both jury and audience alike, so returning to Leipzig was inevitable. They’ll be accompanied by the likes of not just Josquin, Passereau and Brahms but also Simon & Garfunkel, the Beatles and Billy Joel.


Formed: 2006



Heiko Knopf - countertenor
René Richter - countertenor
Matthias Mäurer - countertenor
Christian Gaida - tenor
Clemens Risse - tenor
Martin Kleekamp - baritone
Andreas Jäckel - baritone
Johannes Schleußer - bass