"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 

Carolin Strecker, choirmaster Moabit
Tobias Walenciak, choirmaster Schöneberg 
Johannes Wolff, choirmaster Hellersdorf
Johannes Wolff and Jonathan Richter, choirmaster Youth Choir

Louise Borderieux, Christiane Hiemsch, Ana-Josefina Selig, choirmaster Minis
Christiane Hiemsch, Liza Sarah John, Theo Rüster, Ana-Josefina Selig, vocal coach
Daniel Grote, Marina Mitrovski, piano

Franziska Noack, project management 
Sedef Işkin, programme coordination
Vivian Keischgens, location management
Anischa Wehen, FSJ Kultur

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

Registration and questions?

You can reach the education team of the Berliner Philharmoniker by phone on 030 254 88 356 or by


»Vokalhelden« youth choir, every Monday

Lützowstr. 42, 10785 Berlin-Tiergarten
Level III: 5 – 7 pm (age 13 – 19)

»Vokalhelden« Moabit, every Tuesday

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

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

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)



12 May 2019,



Sun, 12 May 2019, 20:00

Vocal Heroes choir project

Project Participants

Vocal Heroes youth choir

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Scholars of the Karajan Academy

Simon Halsey musical direction

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13 May 2019,



Mon, 13 May 2019, 11:00

Vocal Heroes School Classes Concert

Vocal Heroes Children's Choirs

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

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