Vocal heroes

The choral programme of the Berliner Philharmoniker


(Photo: Kai Bienert)

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:

Franziska Noack, project management
Vivian Keischgens, location management
Elena Straube, FSJ Kultur 2021/2022

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

Team Schöneberg
Tobias Walenciak, choirmaster
Ana-Josefina Selig, vocal coach
Helen Collyer, piano

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

Team Youth Choir
Johannes Wolff, 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, 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
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Venues

Vokalhelden youth choir, every Monday

JugendKulturZentrum Pumpe
Lützowstraße 42, 10785 Berlin-Tiergarten
Level III: 5 – 7 pm for teenagers from 13 - 19 years

Vokalhelden Moabit, every Tuesday

Stadtschloss – Moabiter Ratschlag
Rostocker Straße 32, 10553 Berlin-Moabit
Minis: 3.15 – 4 pm for 6- and 7-year-olds, 1st-2nd grade (group currently on hiatus)
Level I: 4.15 – 5.15 pm for 8- to 10-year-olds, 3rd-4th grade
Level II: 5.30 – 7 pm for 11- to 13-year-olds, 5th-8th grade

Vokalhelden Schöneberg, every Wednesday

JugendKulturZentrum Pumpe
Lützowstraße 42, 10785 Berlin-Tiergarten
Minis: 3.00 – 3.45 pm for 6- and 7-year-olds, 1st-2nd grade (group currently on hiatus)
Level I: 4.15 – 5.15 pm for 8- to 10-year-olds, 3rd-4th grade
Level II: 5.30 – 7 pm for 11- to 13-year-olds, 5th-8th grade

Vokalhelden Hellersdorf, every Thursday

KOMPASS – Haus im Stadtteil
Kummerower Ring 42, 12619 Berlin-Hellersdorf
Level I: 3.15 – 4.15 pm for 7- to 10-year-olds, 2nd-4th grade
Level II: 4.30 – 6 pm for 11- to 13-year-olds, 5th-8th grade