"Vocal heroes"

The choral programme of the Berliner Philharmoniker

(Photo: Jan Holleben)

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 (in parental)
Tobias Walenciak, choirmaster Schöneberg 
Johannes Wolff, choirmaster Hellersdorf/Moabit and Youth Choir

Christiane Hiemsch, Katrin LeProvost, vocal training and choirmaster Minis
Fanny Rennert (in parental), Ana-Josefina Selig, vocal coach Youth Choir
Daniel Grote, Marina Mitrovski, piano

Jovana von Beckerath, project management 
Sedef Işkin, programme coordination
Veronica Wagner, location management
Anna-Luisa Müller, FSJ Kultur

Concerts

Saturday,

17. Jun 2017
15:00

Philharmonie

Education

Sat, 17. Jun 2017 15:00
Philharmonie

Vocal Soloists and Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker and Young Instrumentalists, Vocal Heroes Children's and Youth's Choir, Vocal Heroes Project Choir with Youths and Adults

Sir Simon Rattle Conductor

Simon Halsey Chorus Master

Ela Baumann Stage Direction

Andrew Norman A Trip to the Moon – Première commissioned jointly by the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association.

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Sunday,

18. Jun 2017
11:00

Philharmonie

Education

Sun, 18. Jun 2017 11:00
Philharmonie

Vocal Soloists and Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker and Young Instrumentalists, Vocal Heroes Children's and Youth's Choir, Vocal Heroes Project Choir with Youths and Adults

Sir Simon Rattle Conductor

Simon Halsey Chorus Master

Ela Baumann Stage Direction

Andrew Norman A Trip to the Moon – Première commissioned jointly by the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association.

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