The Academic Year 2017/2018

Currently, we are intensively preparing for our concert in the Berlin Philharmonie. We will welcome new singers in March 2018 and at the beginning of the new semester. Nevertheless, you are welcome to contact us already now if you interested.

Rehearsals

We rehearse in the Humboldt-University Building at Hegelplatz every Monday from 8 pm until 10 pm.

Our next rehearsals:

  • Jan 29, 2018, 8pm–10pm, Reutersaal
  • Sat, Feb 03, 2018, 10am–4pm, Reutersaal
  • Feb 5, 2018, 8pm–10pm, Reutersaal
  • Feb 12, 2018, 8pm–10pm, Reutersaal
  • Feb 19, 2018, 8pm–10pm, Hugo-Distler-Saal
  • Feb 26, 2018, 8pm–10pm, Hugo-Distler-Saal
  • Mar 5, 2018, 8pm–10pm, Hugo-Distler-Saal
  • Mar 12, 2018, 8pm–10pm, Hugo-Distler-Saal
  • Mar 19, 2018, 8pm–10pm, Hugo-Distler-Saal
  • Mar 26, 2018, 8pm–10pm, Hugo-Distler-Saal

In addition, we have rehearsals on one or two weekends per semester. Frequently, these rehearsals take place at the college of music in Rheinsberg (Musikakademie Rheinsberg) where, on one hand, we focus on music, and, on the other hand, foster social life in the choir.

Voice training

Each singer in our choir benefits from an individual voice training. This training is given by the professional soprano Liobana Gomez Raboteaux and takes place in parallel to our regular rehearsals on Monday.

Most important next dates

  • Feb 02, 2018 Concert the Berlin Philharmonie
  • Mar 23–25, 2018 Weekend rehearsals in Rheinsberg

Our expectations

The choirʼs repertoire contains a lot of Renaissance pieces and contemporary music for up to eight voices. Performing this music in a small ensemble requires a high degree of self-assurance of every singer and to accept responsibility for the own voice. At the same time, it is essential to carefully listen to your neighbor and to integrate into the choirʼs blending.

Typically, the music must be learned and rehearsed in a short time. Therefore, we demand from every singer to very regularly attend rehearsals and – if necessary – to practice pieces at home. Experience in choir singing and sight-singing abilities will make the start in our choir much easier, but are not mandatory.

In a nutshell, we search for enthusiastic and motivated singers who enjoy singing in a small group and are willing to also accept a challenge. We look forward to meeting you!

Membership dues for the choir

The dues per semester are €30.50 for students, and €46.00 for everyone else.

Getting started

The best time to get started in our choir is when a new academic semester begins or when we have started a new project. Nevertheless, you are welcome to contact us any time and we will be happy to arrange a suitable date with you.

If you are interested in getting to know our choir, you can actively join us during a particular rehearsal. An audition (being as relaxed as possible) will then decide about your final admission to the choir.

Contact

In order to contact us, just drop a short message to our conductor, Rainer Ahrens (e-mail: r.ahrens@posteo.de, phone: 030 6271641)

or just visit one of our rehearsals.

Fotos: James Bull, Lorenz Richter, HU Kammerchor