One Singing Academy - originally a specialty of German-speaking countries - referred to a larger mixed choir association whose primary purpose is to first in the internal circle large, important musical works - most oratorios known masters - to study, to form it and to maintain an upscale socializing. The organization of public concerts was there secondary.
At the beginning of the 19th century saw the establishment of Sing academies in many German cities. The formation of such associations was closely associated with the development of a bourgeois musical life. The first Singing Academy - the Sing-Akademie zu Berlin - Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch founded in 1791.
The name Singing Academy is originally connected with the history of the world's first mixed choir and was, after the Berlin Chorvereinigung their rehearsal room in 1793 moved under Fasch from private premises in the Royal Academy of Arts.
More mixed choirs who took over both the idea and the name Singing Academy, were in part in Leipzig ( 1802), Dresden (1807, Dreyssigsche Academy of Music ), Hall (1814 ), Hamburg ( 1819), Breslau (1825 ) and Vienna (1858 ).
Today, following significant Sing academies exist in the German-speaking area:
- Berlin Sing- Akademie, 1963
- Frankfurt Academy of Music, (Frankfurt am Main )
- Linzer Singing Academy
- Mainz Academy of Music
- Singing Academy Hall
- Rostock Academy of Music
- Sing-Akademie zu Berlin of 1791
- Singing Academy Chemnitz
- Sing Akademie Dresden
- Singing Academy Frankfurt ( Oder)
- Singing Academy Stralsund
- Sing Akademie Stuttgart
- Singing Academy Potsdam
- Vienna Singing Academy
Academy of Music or Sing-Akademie is also - because of the reference to builders and owners of the Sing-Akademie zu Berlin - an often used term for the building of the Sing-Akademie, where today in Berlin, the Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin plays.
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