The German male choir scene lost a great personality
The German choral scene mourns for a great musician, conductor and choir teacher: Hubertus Weimer passed away on March 9, 2017 at the age of 57. The choral world has lost one of the most talented musicians, music teachers and choir conductors, who set impulses especially in Hesse and conducted many successful male choirs that benefitting from his outstanding passion. He had an exemplary expertise especially with regard to male choir literature.
Hubertus Weimer was born in 1960. Already at the age of 16 he was educated as a choir conductor at the Limburger Domsingknaben for the first time and since then he dedicated his life to music and choral singing with outstanding commitment, diligent and devotion. He trained, educated and promoted both choirs and musicians on highest levels. His most famous students are the Jazz musician Walter Born, pianist Martin Stadtfeld, Harald Schmitt (Domkapellmeister in Berlin), Andreas Bollendorf (former Domkapellmeister in Münster and now director of the Limburger Domsingknaben).
“Hubertus’ death is a great loss for the German choral scene, especially for the male choir scene,” says INTERKULTUR President Günter Titsch who was a personal friend of Hubertus Weimer over many years and worked with him several times.
In the 1990s Weimer’s choir associations hosted several INTERKULTUR events and invited the international choir scene to their homes. With great success he also brought his choirs to international choir competitions and was awarded with Golden Diplomas and Prizes. He further acted as adjudicator at the international INTERKULTUR choir competitions several times, for example at the World Choir Games.
Also Ralf Eisenbeiß, Senior Artistic Director at INTERKULTUR remembers a brilliant musician and choir conductor: “His energy that brought his male choirs from rehearsal to rehearsal, from concert to concert was admirable. His artistic work was very sophisticated and he led his choirs to many highlights.”
INTERKULTUR will remember the deceased as a passionate, committed and greatly talented personality from the German choral scene. All thoughts and prayers are now with Hubertus Weimer’s family and friends.