BERNVOCAL is Bern’s professional vocal ensemble for early music. It was founded in 2013 by its artistic director Fritz Krämer. Among its members are internationally renowned soloists such as Hana Blažíková, Peter Kooij, María Cristina Kiehr, Kai Wessel, Miriam Feuersinger, Dominik Wörner and Marie Lys. The ensemble works with Maurice Steger, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Enrico Onofri, Camerata Bern, Sebastian Wienand, Václav Luks, Freitagsakademie and Vital Julian Frey, among others.
Since its debut with Continuo Anthems by Purcell, the ensemble has dedicated itself to the music of Monteverdi, Gesualdo, Heinrich Schütz, Johann Hermann Schein, George Frideric Handel and J.S. Bach, but also to newly published works, for example by Biagio Marini.
The ensemble BERNVOCAL is under the patronage of Simonetta Sommaruga, former President of the Swiss Confederation.