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Composer Dr. Axel Theimer, a native of Austria, where he was a member of the Vienna Boys’ Choir, is now in his 39th year on the music faculty at St. John’s University and the College of St. Benedict. He received much of his training in Vienna, continued his studies at Saint John’s University and completed graduate degrees at the University of Minnesota – M.F.A. in Choral Conducting and D.M.A. in Vocal Performance.


He is an active recitalist, has presented master classes, workshops and seminars for state, regional, national and international music conventions and conferences and has conducted All State Choirs, Choral Festivals and Honor Choirs throughout the United States and the Far East.


At St. John’s and St. Ben’s he directs the CSB/SJU Chamber Choir and SJU Men’s Chorus and teaches choral conducting, applied voice and vocal pedagogy.


In addition to his professional activities at SJU and CSB he is founder and music director of Kantorei (www.Kantorei.net), a Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul) choral ensemble, of Amadeus Chamber Symphony, a chamber orchestra for Central Minnesota musicians and audiences and is music director of the National Catholic Youth Choir (http://www.csbsju.edu/ncyc). He is on the faculty, and is currently Executive Director of The VoiceCare Network. (www.voicecarenetwork.org) In 2001, he received the Minnesota ACDA Choir Director of the Year Award and, in 2004, was inducted to the Minnesota Music Educators Association’s MMEA Hall of Fame.


Original compositions and arrangements for Men’s Chorus, Women’s, Mixed and Children’s Choir are published by and available from Alliance Publications, Inc. from his Choral Series.


The Axel Theimer Choral Series –


  • A Red, Red Rose – AP-01574 – SSAA
  • Ave Maria – AP-01575 – SSAA
  • Cantate Domino/O Bone Jesu – AP-01928 – TTBB a cap
  • Christmas Motet – AP-01608 – SAB a cap
  • From Tomorrow On – AP-01589 – SATB
  • Gaudeamus Igitur – AP-01408 – TTBB
  • Hodie Christus Natus Est – AP-01573 – TTB a cap
  • I Did Not Die – AP-01576 – SSA/Piano
  • Kyrie – AP-01577 – SSA/Organ
  • Lullaby, Jesus, My Dear One – AP-01845 – Unison/Violin/Piano or SATB
  • Lullaby, Oh, Lullaby – AP-01578 – Unison Choir
  • Mass – AP-01605 – SSAA
  • Missa Brevis – AP-01613 – TTBB
  • O Come, Let Us Adore Him – AP-01611 – SATB + Solo a cap
  • O Magnum Mysterium – AP-01607 – SATB/Brass Quintet
  • Psalm 130 – AP-01579 – SATB
  • See the World through Children’s Eyes – AP-01580 – SSA
  • The Birds – AP-01581 – SSA/Baritone
  • The Eyes of All – AP-01582 – SSAA
  • The Holly and the Ivy – AP-01407 – TTBB
  • Tu Est Petrus – AP-01606 – SATB/Brass 5
  • Two Poems by Carl Sandburg – AP-01610 – SATB a cap
  • The Star-Spangled Banner – AP-01583 – TTBB
  • Three Songs from Asia – AP-01841 – SATB
  • Vere Languores Nostros – AP-01584 – SSA + SATB/Organ
  • What Shall I Give – AP-01847 – Unison/Piano or SATB
  • What Wondrous Love Is This – AP-01609 – TTB

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