The Kölner Akademie choir features professional singers who perform in various formations with Die Kölner Akademie. Critics have described their performances as “outstanding” and “first class”. They have participated in international festivals featuring the music of Kurt Weill, Franz Joseph Haydn, Johann Mattheson, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Luigi Cherubini, Arvo Pärt, Johann Sebastian Bach and others. Many of these performances were broadcast live and several were filmed for television. The choir has also been featured in world premiere recordings of music by Johann Mattheson, Johann Friedrich Agricola, Johann Wilhelm Hertel, Carl Heinrich Graun, Johann Valentin Meder and Francesco Durante.