Since its founding the vocal ensemble SCHOLA HEIDELBERG under the direction of Walter Nußbaum has sought to establish a bridge between old music and new vocal music. The ensemble of up to sixteen soloists are masters of the most diverse styles and vocal techniques including microtonal intonation, voice and breath noises and thus – always reaching beyond conventional concert repertoires – cross-fertilize the works of the 16th/17th and 20th/21st centuries. Hence, a new culture of interpretation begins to emerge from specific reference to historical performance practices and contemporary music.