About this Event
During lockdown the choir was sadly unable to meet in person to rehearse but we used the time well and met regularly online. Our Musical Director Barbara Höfling developed creative concepts for us to keep singing. We first learned several pieces virtually and each member of the choir recorded their voice individually. Our Musical Director then put all voices together, creating a wonderful virtual choir!
This virtual concert lets us showcase what we have been working on in the past year. It will also feature Barbara Höfling talking you through the evening and interviewing the composer Ben See. Ben was part of our fantastic Corona Commissions project, which helped composers whose livelihoods were at risk in the Covid-19 crisis.
You will see videos and hear recordings of excerpts of Schubert’s Mass No. 6 in E-flat major and some pieces by smaller ensembles from within the choir, as well as several of our Corona Commissions, by Ben See, Luke Styles, Sarah Rimkus, Ian Stephens, Michael Cryne, Jenni Watson, Carol J Jones and Donna McKevitt. You will also see our Voices against Violence video, in which we take a stand against domestic violence, and our lockdown version of Rheinberger’s Abendlied, which was shortlisted for best virtual concert video by Making Music!
We hope you can join us for this special one-off performance!
Listen to The German Choir of London sing, like you have never heard us before!
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Thank you for your support!
+++ In keeping with current government guidelines there are no rehearsals at the moment, but our Choir remains an active community. +++
+++ We will announce here, once we are rehearsing again. Stay safe and keep supporting each other. +++
Welcome to the German Choir of London!
Are you looking for a choir that rehearses and performs in German?
Would you like to experience the choral masterworks of Bach, Brahms and Mendelssohn sung in the original?
Perhaps you’re interested in exploring the unique vocal textures of Schütz, or the late Romantic sound world of Bruckner, Reger and Rheinberger?
And in engaging with new music, contemporary commissions, cross-cultural collaborations and much more?
The German Choir of London is an established choir which blends choral tradition with musical innovation and brings all styles of music to life in its performances in London, the rest of the UK and beyond. We are a diverse, international group of singers with a shared passion for music and a particular interest in German language and culture.
Read more about our story, repertoire, performances, travels and exciting plans here.
Find out more about our rehearsals and how to join us.
What happend last year
During the current pandemic we were raising money for freelance composers whose livelihoods are threatened by the COVID-19 crisis. With your support, we commissioned composers to write choral pieces for our next concerts.