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  • Mary Ellen Kitchens

    Mary Ellen Kitchens was born in Houston, Texas. She began studying piano and cello at an early age. After graduating from high school in New York, she attended Yale University (USA) and completed a year abroad in Paris (École Normale de la Musique, Sorbonne).

    In 1980 she moved to Munich, where she continued her studies at Ludwig Maximilian University and completed her M.A. in musicology. She also attended courses on conducting with Rodney Wynkoop (Yale), Pierre Dervaux (Paris), Sergiù Celibidache (Munich) and Julius Kalmar (Vienna).

    From 1984 to 1991, Mary Ellen Kitchens led the Haydn Orchestra in Munich, of which she was co-founder. Since 1991, she has presided over the Kempten / Allgäu Orchestra. In that same year she began her position in the audio archives of Bavarian Radio Broadcasting (BR), which she has led full–time since January 2004. She has been the musical director of the Munich International Choral Society since 1986.


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    Rehearsal Times

    Rehearsal takes place every Monday from 7.30 pm to 9.30 p.m. near Scheidplatz.
    Tenors and basses who would like to sing with MiCS, please contact us at: info@mics-munich.de

    Concerts 2021

    Sunday September 19th - 6:00PM
    Versöhnungskirche, Hugo-Wolf-Straße 18,
    "Concerto Piccolo" - Munich International Choral Society sings your favorite songs followed by a Sing-Along

    Thursday, December 2nd 2021 7:30PM
    St. Karl Borromäus, München-Fürstenried, Genfer Platz 4
    Adventconcert of Sängerkreis München

    Supported by "Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst"