The Story of the Tolkien Ensemble
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by Caspar Reiff
The success of the three summer concerts in Germany and Austria led to the planning of a major winter tour in Germany in the beginning of 2008. This tour, by far the longest and most successful in the history of the Tolkien Ensemble, went through 32 cities of Germany, including major cities like Berlin (two concerts in Friedrichstadtpalast), Hamburg, Hannover, Dresden (in the Philharmonie), Bremen and the wonderful and sold out final concert in Gewandhaus in Leipzig.
A new member of the Tolkien Ensemble: The soprano Christine Nonbo Andersen with conductor Jörg Iwer
Dénise Stockman, Christine Nonbo Andersen, Jenny Siri Dreijer & Øyvind Ougaard
Jenny Siri Dreijer, Christine Nonbo Andersen, Dénise Stockman, Katariina Roth & Kristian Rymkier
Dénise Stockman in concert performing Into the West by Annie Lennox.
The Tolkien Ensemble's final concert during the winter tour of 2008 was in Gewandhaus in Leipzig.
Signing session after the concert in Gewandhaus, from the left: Jenny Siri Dreijer, Caspar Reiff & Nick Keir.
The Tolkien Ensemble: Official press photo 2008, from the left: Jenny Siri Dreijer, Dénise Stockman, Christine Nonbo Andersen,
Øyvind Ougaard, Katja Nielsen, Morten Ryelund, Nick Keir, Peter Hall, & Caspar Reiff
(photo was taken during our Berlin concert in Friedrichstadtpalast, 2008).