TITANS RISING now a member of REMA

As of December 2023 TITANS RISING joins the European network of early music concert organizers, ensembles, researchers, institutions and journalists.

100th concert TITANS RISING

A short collage of our 100th concert on Nov. 12, 2023 with 17th c. German music from the thirty years war.
Titans Rising Early Music Ensemble at the Titans Rising concert series in Berlin.
November 2023

TITANS RISING chosen for a 2-year basic subsidy grant!

TITANS RISING will receive yearly grant funding for 2023-24 as part of an initiative to stabilize the early music community in Berlin. Many thanks to the jury for this important decision!

A different kind of “Merry Christmas!”

Baroque music from Bolivia and Rome

A short Christmas card collage (German) of our recent concert “Bailar y danzar!” on Dec. 12, 2021 with baroque music from the archive in Moxos, Bolivia, and the early Roman oratorio “I pastori di Bettelemme” (The Shephards from Bethlehem).
Titans Rising Early Music Ensemble at the Titans Rising concert series in Berlin.
21. December 2021

Birthday Fundraiser for Toki Rapa Nui music school

First we take Manhattan… then we take Easter Island by storm with a flood of donations for their very first music school! Toki Rapa Nui was founded by the brilliant pianist and my very good friend Mahani Teave.

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Ep. 13: Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen), Toki Rapa Nui (founded by Mahani Teave)

Grant approved by Deutscher Musikrat for development of “Amsel – Build up your voice” app!

Of all of the things I do as a freelance musician, I never expected to add “app developer” to the list. I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be working with App-Stone Entwicklung to turn my online database for warming up and improving vocal technique into a user-friendly app! The planned launch is summer 2021, and thanks to this grant it will remain free for the remainder of 2021 or as long as the pandemic persists. Many thanks to:

“Nun singet und seid froh!” program broadcast live via Youtube!
We did a wonderful, short Christmas concert featuring many old classic favorites from the Renaissance and baroque. Featuring Cantus Domus choir singing the Bach chorals – plus Irina Kisselova (baroque violin), Roland Wilson (cornetto), Lea Rahel Bader (Viola da Gamba), Sabine Erdmann (harpsichord / organ), Pedro Alcácer Doria (Archlute) and myself singing.
13. December 2020

“Tañer y cantar de gala” program broadcast live via Youtube!
I thoroughly enjoyed singing this colorful program of Spanish music for vihuela and baroque guitar with Pedro Alcácer Doria. We were live from Berlin, Germany on Aug. 16th, and the live broadcast is still available online!
17. August 2020

“Homecastle Symphony” now on Youtube!
Since March 2020 the eight professional musicians in my house in Berlin have been playing weekly concerts for the neighbors (and for ourselves) from our windows. This is our crowninng piece, the “Ode to Joy” arranged specifically for us by the Brazilian composer Leonardo Martinelli. Follow the link for our new Youtube channel—>
25. May 2020

The first “Aperitivo” concert was a huge success!
The first concert of our new digital series “Titans Rising Aperitivo” went smashingly – our new tech-team did a fantastic job combining beautiful filming and top sound quality for a very enjoyable concert with our gamba consort, lute and soprano.
25. May 2020

Grant approved by Berlin senate for “Danzar y bailar! Ein volkstümliches Weihnachten”

My first grant has been approved by the Berlin senate for a project slated for December 2021 including 6 singers, a small orchestra of 7-8 people and conductor. An unknown Kapsberger oratorio and Spanisch villancicos from Bolivia will be featured in this contrasting Christmas program of a different sort! Check here for the other grant winners—>

Summer series “Titans Rising Aperitivo
to launch May 24th

Thanks to the generous donations given to our campaign, which started in March 2020 after all concerts were canceled, we were able to aid a number of freelance musicians as well as set up a new Livestream series for your indoor or outdoor enjoyment throughout the summer. The “Titans Rising Aperitivo” series will employ musicians throughout the summer and be streamed from the church at Lietzensee. You can find the link to the concerts via our webpage or the QR codes printed on the posters hanging in the Lietznesee park! Donations to continue the project—>

Vocal technique database online!

My new database of 28 vocal exercises (for low and high voices) that I use frequently with my students is now complete and online! While my students are probably more familiar with the goals and method of execution for each exercise, anyone is welcome to use it for warming up and advancing their vocal technique.
See Teaching for the database—>

Musical Diary: A trecento caccia, with Caterina Chiarcos (soprano), myself and Korneel Van Neste (countertenor)
19. April 2020

Digital concert room “musical diary
up and running

Since March 2020 there are no more concerts happening anywhere in the world. Titans Rising has opened its digital concert hall with musicians playing and speaking from their homes. I also post some weekly tips for listening for our early music concert-goers. To the diary—>

Call for donations

On March 13th came the announcement that all concerts would be canceled at least until April 19th 2020. Since this will drastically affect freelance musicians, who earn a considerable amount of their yearly income from the upcoming (canceled) passion season, Titans Rising has joined together with the Church at Lietzensee to raise funds for musicians struggling at this time. Please consider donating to this cause: (within the EU)
Recipient: Kirchengemeinde Am Lietzensee
IBAN: DE27 5206 0410 0003 9093 95
For: Kirchenmusik am Lietzensee OCULI

Titans Rising finishes 10th for “Best audience of the year 2019”

In a survey by the magazine Concerti, Titans Rising came in 10th place for “Best audience of the year 2019” in all of Germany. In the city of Berlin the fairly new concert series came in 2nd directly behind the Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra – not bad for a chamber music series barely five years old!