Axel Theimer

Axel Theimer ( born March 10, 1946 in Sankt Johann in Tirol) is an American composer, conductor, choir director, music teacher and singer of Austrian origin.

Theimer had from the age of four piano lessons. Seven year he became a member of the Vienna Boys' Choir, which he belonged to the age of fourteen. He then attended the secondary school of the Vienna Boys' Choir, where he took further vocal and piano and cello / double bass and began studying at the conclusion of a study of veterinary medicine at the University of Vienna. He was first a member and later director of the Chorus Viennensis, a male voice choir made ​​up of former members of the Vienna Boys' Choir. Mir et al Concentus Musicus for this and he Bach's B Minor Mass and St. John Passion aufführte. In addition, he was a soloist in the choir of the Vienna State Opera.

In 1969 he became a member of the Music Department at Saint John's University in Minnesota, where he completed both a bachelor's degree. He then studied at the University of Minnesota choral conducting with Thomas Lancaster and singing with Roy Schuessler and worked as a choir director and teacher for teaching theory, piano, singing, conducting, choral education and vocal literature at Saint John 's University and the College of St. Benedict. He also founded a mixed Chamber Choir, the Choir Kantorei and the Amadeus Chamber Symphony and is the artistic director and conductor of the National Catholic Youth Choir and director of The Voice Care Network. In 2004 he was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Minnesota Music Educators Association. Theimer composed uned arranged numerous choral works. With guitarist Nick Raths O. he took two CDs with German and Austrian national, kids and Christmas.

Choral works

  • A Red, Red Rose
  • Ave Maria
  • Cantate Domino / O Bone Jesu
  • Christmas Motet
  • From Tomorrow On
  • Gaudeamus Igitur
  • Hodie Natus Est Christ
  • I Did Not The
  • Kyrie
  • Lullaby, Jesus, My Dear One
  • Lullaby, Oh Lullaby
  • Missa Brevis
  • O Magnum Mysterium
  • Psalm 130
  • See the World through Children 's Eyes
  • The Birds
  • The Eyes of All
  • The Holly and the Ivy
  • Tu Est Petrus
  • Two Poems by Carl Sandburg
  • The Star- Spangled Banner
  • Three Songs from Asia
  • Vere Languores nostro
  • What Shall I Give
  • What Wondrous Love Is This


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  • American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota - Axel Theimer
  • Voice Care Network - Axel Theimer
  • Man
  • Born in 1946
  • American composer
  • Choirmaster
  • Conductor
  • Music teacher
  • Baritone