Schola Cantorum Basiliensis
Ina Lohr and the Swiss-Dutch Connection in Early Music

While Paul Sacher was the man who represented the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis to the world at large, Ina Lohr's teaching - fuelled by her charisma and clarity of thought - was its core, its heart. This project will not only examine her life and work, but also illuminate it within the context of the Singbewegung and the music reform movement of the Catholic and Protestant churches in the early 20th century. Their underlying ideals of purity and simplicity influenced historically-informed performance practice of the 20th century, particularly that of repertoires from the 15th and 16th centuries. This project thus combines biographical and archival work on a leading woman within the Early Music movement, interpretation analysis, and practical performance work.

Funding: Swiss National Science Foundation
Duration: September 2014 - September 2016
Project team: Prof. Dr. Jeremy Llewellyn (lead), Anne Smith, Kelly Landerkin M.Mus., Dr. Jed Wentz