The Zürcher Sing-Akademie is a symphonic choir and a cappella ensemble long recognized among European professional choirs for its flexibility, artistic versatility and inspired interpretations.
Established in 2011, the Zürcher Sing-Akademie collaborates with many internationally renowned conductors, including Antonini, Barenboim, Haitink, Heras-Casado, Jacobs, Järvi, Nagano, Norrington, Nott, and Zinman. Since the 2017-18 season, the Zürcher Sing-Akademie has been under the artistic direction of its principal conductor Florian Helgath.
The choir has toured Germany, Italy, Israel, the Netherlands, Lebanon, Taiwan, China and various European capitals. The Zürcher Sing-Akademie has been a partner of the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich since its founding and works regularly with renowned ensembles such as the Freiburger Barockorchester (the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra), the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester (the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra), the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Kammerorchester Basel (the Basel Chamber Orchestra), the Musikkollegium Winterthur Orchestra, the Hofkapelle München (the Munich Hofkapelle) and the baroque ensemble La Scintilla.
The Zürcher Sing-Akademie regularly performs a cappella programmes, which often include works by Swiss composers. In addition, the ensemble has made a significant contribution to the development of the choral repertoire through numerous commissions and premieres.
The ensemble has released numerous award-winning CD recordings such as Beethoven's Leonore under Jacobs and his Fantasia für Chor und Orchester under Heras-Casado, both with the Freiburger Barockorchester (the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra) for Harmonia Mundi. The choir will also release its first a cappella recording under the Swiss label Claves Records in 2022.