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The ‘Schweizer Kammerchor’, consisting of accomplished male and female singers, was founded in 1997 following the motivation of Fritz Näf and the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich. The ‘Schweizer Kammerchor’ performs with professional orchestras from Switzerland and abroad and a-cappella works from the 17th to the 20th century. The Choir has appeared with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich under the principal direction of David Zinman, with Frans Brüggen, Eric Ericson, Claus Peter Flor, Christopher Hogwood, Ton Koopman, Marek Janowski, Armin Jordan, Gennadij Rozhdestvensky and Wolfgang Sawallisch. The ‘Schweizer Kammerchor’ also sang concerts at the International Music Festival in Lucerne with the Vienna Philharmonic under the direction of Sir Simon Rattle, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Kurt Masur, with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Andrew Litton, with the NHK Orchestra Tokyo under the direction of Charles Dutoit, and with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Mariss Jansons. Further assignments were completed together with the ‘Basler Sinfonieorchester’ (Mario Venzago) and the ‘Berner Sinfonieorchester’ (Dmitrij Kitajenko) as well as the ‘Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo’ under the direction of Marek Janowski. The ‘Schweizer Kammerchor’, together with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Kurt Masur, opened the International Beethoven Festival Bonn in 2000. Other assignments since 1997 include collaboration with the Lucerne Theatre in an opera production (Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes) and the Zurich Opera House (Hector Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust) as well as CD recordings. The ‘Schweizer Kammerchor’ also follow their own projects with an emphasis on New Music for which they also commission compositions.