The Monteverdi Choir Würzburg is made up of students and alumni of the University of Würzburg, the University of Music Würzburg and the University of Applied Sciences. Since 1998, this successful and renowned choir has been directed by Matthias Beckert, conductor and professor of choral conducting at the University of Music Würzburg. The choir’s performance and versatility is proven through its participation in numerous Würzburg premieres and reputable concerts with period instruments.

Thanks to its constant high level and long-term outstanding achievement, the choir was presented in 2007 with the Cultural Medal of the City of Würzburg. In 2009, the Monteverdi Choir Würzburg was rated “excellent” in the Bavarian Choir Competition. At the German Choir Competition 2010 in Dortmund, the choir was awarded the second prize by the international jury. Winning two first prizes in the Bavarian Choir Competition 2013 in Munich and a first prize at the German Choir Competition 2014 in Weimar the Monteverdi Choir Würzburg is among the best choirs in Germany. In 2015 the Universitätsbund Würzburg honoured the choir's achievements by awarding the music promotion prize of the Keck Köppe Foundation.

The choir works with such renowned orchestras as the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, the Jena Philharmonic Orchestra, the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, the Thuringian Symphony Orchestra Saalfeld-Rudolstadt, the Thuringian Philharmonic Orchestra Gotha, the Vogtland Philharmonic Orchestra Greiz/Reichenbach, the Rhine Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hof Symphony Orchestra and the Mainphilharmonie.

Recordings of the choir published by international labels include Heinrich von Herzogenberg’s oratorio ‘The Birth of Christ’ (cpo, 2006), Zsolt Gárdonyi's ‘Annunciation’ (Spektral, 2010), Johann Valentin Rathgeber's ‘Missa S.P. Benedicti’ (cpo, 2010) as well as first recordings of the choral works of Heinrich von Herzogenberg (cpo, 2014) and Hermann Zilcher (TYXart, 2015).

As part of the Mozart Festival Würzburg in 2006 the choir took centre stage at the Jubilee Concert. To mark its 15th anniversary, the Monteverdichor Würzburg performed the epic oratorio ‘The Book with Seven Seals’ by Franz Schmidt. In 2008, the choir presented a concert in memory of the city of Würzburg in March 16, 1945 and framed the celebratory opening event of the University of Würzburg’s alumni celebrations. In 2010 the Monteverdi Choir continued its series of Würzburg premieres with Cesar Franck’s Oratorio “Les Béatitudes” for Priest Georg Häfner and Father Engelmar Unzeitig, who both lost their life in the concentration camp at Dachau. Under the baton of Krzysztof Penderecki, the choir took part in performances of his masterpiece ‘Seven Gates of Jerusalem’ in Würzburg and Rzeszów (Poland). Frequently featuring premieres within the concert series ‘Würzburger Chorsinfonik’ the Monteverdi Choir has made a name for itself.

The Monteverdi Choir Würzburg has acquired a wide concert repertoire of the greatest oratorios from the Renaissance to modern times. The Monteverdi Ensemble, the chamber choir of the Monteverdi Choir Würzburg, particularly dedicates itself to historical performance practice.