Henning Jendritza first studied Catholic theology and philosophy at the Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelm-University in Bonn and received his vocal training at this time from the soprano Dorothea Kares in Brühl. He then went onto study vocal performance at the Cologne University of Music and Dance (HfMT Köln) with Prof. Lioba Braun. He gained further experience through additional lessons with various teachers and has attended masterclasses with Thomas Heyer, Stephan MacLeod, Delfo Menicucci, Dietrich Hilsdorf, Josef Loibl & Philippe Jaroussky.
He was a scholarship holder of the Cusanuswerk Episcopal Study Fund and the Richard Wagner Association.
The young tenor feels very much at home in the field of concert and oratorio. He has sung a number of important tenor roles and has worked with orchestras such as the Bergische Symphoniker, the Beethovenorchester Bonn, Concerto Köln, the Kourionorchester Münster, Concert Royal Köln, Orquestra Barroca Catalana, and Capella Augustina under Andreas Spering. Henning Jendritza has performed the solo parts a number of times in various Bach cantatas in Cologne and Bonn. He has also performed as part of the famous 10 year cycle under Kay Johannsen in Stuttgart as well as at the BACHcelona Festival in Catalonia. Further concert engagements have taken him to the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Cologne Philharmonie, Cologne and Osnabrück Cathedrals, the Hercules Hall in Munich, the Bach Festival in Leipzig, Palau de la Música Catalana and the Haydn Festival as part of the Brühl Palace Concerts.
In May 2016, he made his role debut as Monostatos in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte at the Joburg Theater (Johannesburg / South Africa), directed by Christoph Dammann and under the musical direction of Desar Sulejmani. In both 2017 & 2019, he performed as a tenor soloist in the St. Matthew Passion staged by Gregor Horres in Bonn & Leipzig. In the 2017/18 season he appeared with the Munich Chamber Opera as Cecco in Haydn's Die Welt auf dem Mond at Theater Schaffhausen (Switzerland) and Schloss Nymphenburg (Munich). In the same season he also sang the role of Oronte in Handel's opera Alcina at Theater Solingen.
In 2019, Henning featured as a soloist on a CD released by Musicaphon Records of the world premiere recording of Christoph Förster's cantata Jauchzt ihr frohen Christenscharen alongside Echo Award -winners Concert Royal Cologne.
Henning Jendritza is winner of the international BECA Bach competition in Barcelona and was finalist at the international Concorso Musica Sacra 2021 in Rome.
Henning Jendritza, 2021