schmaz - schwuler männerchor zürich
schwuler männerchor zürich

World-Aids-Day on 1st December

schmaz performs as part of the World-Aids-Day memorial service in the church.

January concerts

Sa 28th of january 2023 - 19:30 Pauluskirche Zürich
So 29th of january 2023 - 17:00 Pauluskirche Zürich

Schmaz dedicates two concert evenings to the opus of the great genius of art songs, Franz Schubert.

It has been many years since schmaz has devoted itself intensively to the Oeuvre of the composer, who died so young.

Schmaz presents a Schubertiade as a selection of the masterpieces in a cappella formation, with selected solo songs as well as works for solo vocalist accompanied by choir.

Ranging from «Gesang der Geister über den Wassern» D 538 to «Nachthelle» D 892, from «Ständchen» D 920 to «Der Wanderer an den Mond» D 870 as well as works for solo voice with choir.
A Schubert experience unlike any other in the past 33 years of schmaz history. Secure your tickets now and look forward to a special concert evening.

We are schmaz

«schmaz» stands for «schwuler männerchor zürich», that is to say, «gay men's choir zürich». We consist of some 45 gay singers under our musical director and conductor, Ernst Buscagne.

We take pride in our diverse musical repertoire, reciting compositions from the Medieval through to the Contemporary Classic, folk-song, the American Songbook as well as 80's & 90's hits.

33 years

We are proud of the high musical standards for which the «schmaz» is known and has stood for since its beginnings in 1990. Over the past 33 years we have amused, surprised, moved, irritated and delighted our audiences and public, not least as a messenger for gay causes and concerns. In venues ranging from small local theatres to city concert halls and music festivals, our concerts throughout Switzerland and beyond vary from own 'a capella' and combo accompaniment productions to large co-productions with other choirs, orchestras and soloists.

Our musical director

The outstanding level of musicianship is not only due to our singers commitment and rehearsal discipline, but also thanks to the unrelenting professional support and leadership of our musical director Ernst Buscagne, himself a professional Baritone soloist and experienced choral conductor. He follows in the footsteps of Karl Scheuber, the choir's founder and long term conductor.

meet us

We invite you to join us at our concert venues as advertised or why not come along to one of our rehearsals on Monday evenings and see for yourselves if joining our song gives you the same enjoyment in making music with others. Don't hesitate to contact us.
schmaz - schwuler männerchor zürich
schwuler männerchor zürich