Top-class concerts, workshops, discussion forums and sing-along events: From 21 to 24 February 2019 at Radialsystem, the Deutscher Chorverband (German choral association) invites you once again to discover the diversity of vocal music at Chor@Berlin.
The ninth edition of the Vokalfest is opened by the renowned Chorwerk Ruhr under the direction of Florian Helgath. In "The Sound of Silence", contemporary compositions and improvisations by jazz pianist Marc Schmolling meet the sensitive world of the early baroque madrigal. To continue their anniversary series, Vocalconsort Berlin put "Die menschliche Ordnung" (the human order) centre stage on Friday and give the first performance of Frank Schwemmer's commissioned work "alphabet" based on a poem by Danish poet Inger Christensen.
At the "A Cappella Night" on Saturday, Slixs, one of the best vocal ensembles of our time, present their current programme "Playgrounds" with vocal percussion, onomatopoeia, soul, groove, funk and world music. Prior to this, the programme covers a range from "tunes of love" (Liebesweisen) in works by Cornelius, Britten and Mendelssohn with the Voktett Hannover through to jazz standards, pop and folk adaptions and own arrangements by the Berlin JazzVocals. At the end of the festival on Sunday, for a concert of the Ich-kann-nicht-singen-Chor (I-cannot-sing-choir), everyone is invited, together with the Berliner Begegnungschor (choir for encounter), to make songs from all parts of the world come alive.
The accompanying workshops offered by Chor@Berlin are aimed at choirmasters, church musicians, singers and choir managers. The spectrum of topics ranges from individual personality coaching for choirmasters to Complete Vocal Technique and storytelling for social media. And there is a special focus on singing with children.
Tickets from 10 €
More information in the program: http://www.choratberlin.de