joined Legato: 1998
Schmaz was founded 1990 in Zürich by the renowned conductor Karl Scheuber. From the very beginning the choir tried to contribute to the political and social acceptance of gays and lesbians by means of a good musical quality. Schmaz has worked together with established institutions like the Tonhalle orchestra and the Zurich Opera House and well-known Swiss musicians. Own productions are often scenic and include a variety of musical styles.
Karl Scheuber is conductor of professional and non-professional choirs. Until 2007 he was one of the headmasters of Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (University of Arts) and is now president of its alumni organisation.