Vocal heroes

The choral programme of the Berliner Philharmoniker


(Photo: Dorothea Huber)

Singing is the most direct and fundamental form of musical expression. To promote singing, a new sector within the education programme started from October 2013 which aims to create long-term spaces for singing and making music together. Venues for the choir rehearsals of the vocal heroes opened in various districts of Berlin.

All of Berlin sings

The purpose of this project is to promote local partnerships and neighbourly coexistence in addition to arts education and equal opportunities. The aim and highlight will be musical encounters between the musicians of the Berliner Philharmoniker and the vocal heroes in joint projects.

Are you already a vocal hero? Why not join us and become one!

Are you between 6 and 18 years old, and enjoy singing in the shower or when you are out on your bike, or with your friends in the playground or in music lessons? Or maybe you’d like to sing a song, but you’re too shy? If you like making music with others and enjoy being on stage, then come and join the vocal heroes, the choral programme of your city’s famous orchestra: the Berliner Philharmoniker!

Come to our rehearsals

You can come along to our rehearsals in Hellersdorf, Moabit or Schöneberg at any time and try it out, get to know us, and see if you like singing in a choir. With us you have the opportunity to work with real professional musicians, discover different styles of music, meet nice people and have fun making music together. If you like the choir rehearsals, you can become a permanent member of the vocal heroes and rehearse with us every week and even take part in great concerts. We look forward to seeing you!

The vocal heroes team:

Simon Halsey, artistic director

Franziska Noack, project management
Alexandra Hübner, programme coordination
Vivian Keischgens, location management
Simon Bosse, FSJ Kultur

Team Mobit
Carolin Strecker, choirmaster
Christiane Hiemsch, choirmaster Minis and vocal coach
Lidia Kalendareva, piano

Team Schöneberg
Tobias Walenciak, choirmaster
Louise Borderieux and Liza John, choirmaster Minis
Liza John and Ana-Josefina Selig, vocal coach
Marlene Heiß, piano

Team Hellersdorf
Johannes Wolff, choirmaster
Ana-Josefina Selig, vocal coach
Daniel Grote, piano

Team Youth Choir
Johannes Wolff and Jonathan Richter, choirmaster
Theo Rüster and Ana-Josefina Selig, vocal coach
Daniel Grote, piano

Volunteers
Rosmarie Arndt, Angela Blume, Gitta Bohn, Steffi Gäbler, Magelie Gärtner, Zita Girl, Marianne Grevenbrock, Bettina von Hardenberg, Annette Hußmann, Jutta Klein, Angelika Kraft, Cornelius Machleidt, Astrid May, Ludwika Merkel, Waltraud Perkams, Maria Seegerer, Verena Verspohl


Singalong concert 2017Have fun!
(Photo: Daniel Wetzel)

Registration and questions?

You can reach the education team of the Berliner Philharmoniker by phone on 030 254 88 338 or by
EMAIL
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Venues

Vokalhelden youth choir, every Monday

DIE PUMPE
Lützowstraße 42, 10785 Berlin-Tiergarten
Level III: 5 – 7 pm (age 13 – 19)

Vokalhelden Moabit, every Tuesday

Stadtschloss
Rostocker Straße 32, 10553 Berlin-Moabit
Minis: 3.15 – 4 pm (age 6 + 7, school years 1 + 2)
Level I: 4.15 – 5.15 pm (age 8 – 10, school years 3 + 4)
Level II: 5.30 – 7 pm (age 11 – 13, school years 5 – 8)

Vokalhelden Schöneberg, every Wednesday

PallasT
Pallasstr. 35, 10781 Berlin-Schöneberg
Minis: 3.00 – 3.45 pm (age 6 + 7, school years 1 + 2)
Level I: 4.15 – 5.15 pm (age 8 – 10, school years 3 + 4)
Level II: 5.30 – 7 pm (age 11 – 13, school years 5 – 8)

Vokalhelden Hellersdorf, every Thursday

KOMPASS
Kummerower Ring 42, 12619 Berlin-Hellersdorf
Level I: 3.15 – 4.15 pm (age 7 – 10, school years 2 – 4)
Level II: 4.30 – 6 pm (age 11 – 13, school years 5 – 8)

Performances

Saturday,

01 Feb 2020,
19:00

Philharmonie

Education

Sat, 01 Feb 2020, 19:00
Philharmonie

Puccini’s Suor Angelica “Faith to Face”

Scholars of the Karajan Academy

Female Vocal Soloists and Students from Berlin Music Academies

Choir of the Vocal Heroes Choral Programme

Nico and the Navigators

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Nicola Hümpel direction and costumes

Oliver Proske stage conception and video technology

Ann Toomey soprano

Katarina Dalayman soprano

Daniela Vega mezzo-soprano

Fleur Barron mezzo-soprano

Sarah Laulan contralto

Aurora Marthens soprano

Qing Wang soprano

Aphrodite Patoulidou soprano

Alessia Schumacher soprano

Ekaterina Bazhanova mezzo-soprano

Yeo-Jung Ha soprano

Bernadeta Astari soprano

Yui Kawaguchi choreography

Matan Porat piano and composition of prologue

Giacomo Puccini Suor Angelica

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Sunday,

02 Feb 2020,
16:00

Philharmonie

Education

Sun, 02 Feb 2020, 16:00
Philharmonie

Puccini’s Suor Angelica “Faith to Face”

Scholars of the Karajan Academy

Female Vocal Soloists and Students from Berlin Music Academies

Choir of the Vocal Heroes Choral Programme

Nico and the Navigators

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Nicola Hümpel direction and costumes

Oliver Proske stage conception and video technology

Ann Toomey soprano

Katarina Dalayman soprano

Daniela Vega mezzo-soprano

Fleur Barron mezzo-soprano

Sarah Laulan contralto

Aurora Marthens soprano

Qing Wang soprano

Aphrodite Patoulidou soprano

Alessia Schumacher soprano

Ekaterina Bazhanova mezzo-soprano

Yeo-Jung Ha soprano

Bernadeta Astari soprano

Yui Kawaguchi choreography

Matan Porat piano and composition of prologue

Giacomo Puccini Suor Angelica

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Monday,

11 May 2020,
11:00

Philharmonie

Education

Mon, 11 May 2020, 11:00
Philharmonie

Vokalhelden-Schulklassenkonzert

Vocal Heroes Children's Choirs Level 1

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker and Guests

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Sunday,

07 Jun 2020,
11:00

Philharmonie

Education

Sun, 07 Jun 2020, 11:00
Philharmonie

Vocal Heroes Choir Project

Vocal Heroes Childrens' Choirs Level 2

Vocal Heroes Youth Choir Level 3

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker and Guests

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