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A concert hall for everyone – this is the principle upon which the Elbphilharmonie is based, and a motto that it takes quite literally. For the first time ever, a concert hall has founded five orchestras and ensembles for dedicated non-professionals at the same time. The Elbphilharmonie is what you make of it!

The Ensembles

With the newly founded Elbphilharmonie ensembles, it is not the stars of the music world who are sitting on the stage of the Grand Hall or the Recital Hall – it is normal Hamburg residents like you and me. Under expert guidance, this is an opportunity to make music in a variety of line-ups and at different levels of skill, but always with enthusiasm and zeal – from spontaneous improv sessions to the full-size symphony orchestra.

Information and Registration

mitmachen@elbphilharmonie.de
phone: +49 40 357 666 336 (Mon-Fri / 12:00-15:00)

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Long Night of Singing

Singing makes you happy! Scientists proved that a long time ago. And since happiness shared is happiness doubled, the Elbphilharmonie is inviting choirs from Hamburg and the surrounding region to the first-ever »Long Night of Singing«. The Elbphilharmonie is to be transformed into a sea of voices until the clock strikes midnight. Whether it is gospel, jazz or motet – all styles and forms of music are welcome at the »Long Night of Singing«.

The Long Night of Singing is made up of two parts. In »Sing Along«, the grand finale of the Long Night of Singing, everyone has a change to join in, whether choir or audience member!

Long Night of Singing / Part 1

The first part (18:00-20:30) takes the audience up through the Elbphilharmonie: the first notes can be heard in front of the Elbphilharmonie, and then the choral singing continues in the Recital Hall, the foyers and on the Plaza.

Long Night of Singing / Part 2

In the second half of the Long Night of Singing (21:00-00:00), the Elbphilharmonie Grand Hall is transformed into a sea of voices. Church choirs take the stage first and classical choirs follow. A mass choir performance led by conductor Simon Hasley, in which all choirs join forces to perform a piece of music together, concludes Part 2.

Long Night of Song

Registration

Registration for the Long Night of Singing 2017 is no longer possible.

Register for the Long Night of Singing 2018 from September.

Free participation

Chor zur Welt

Founded as a project choir for young people from Germany and Syria as part of the »Salām Syria« festival, the Elbphilharmonie’s Chor zur Welt (World Choir) continues into the next season and invites singing enthusiasts from all countries and backgrounds to join in.

Although Arabic folk music remains an important element of the repertoire, the programme will be continually developed and elaborated.

Rehearsal day & time: Mondays, 16:30–18:30
Rehearsal venue: Elbphilharmonie Kaistudio
First autumn rehearsal: 25 September 2017
First spring rehearsal: 26 March 2018

Project Choir »Salām Syria«

Register for Open Positions from July 2017

Free participation

    Kreativorchester / Creative Orchestra

    Even the people who have not yet mastered an instrument or do not have time to play every week should be able to join an orchestra – that was the idea behind the founding of the Kreativorchester (Creative Orchestra), where no limits are set on your imagination and creativity. Depending on the interests, abilities and number of members, participants can set up a hip-hop combo, a percussion ensemble, a musical improv theatre or a Dadaistic band.

    Annika Schmitz, Elbphilharmonie music educator, is the artistic director of the orchestra and guests from a variety of genres are frequently invited to join the rehearsals. Participants decide if a final concert will take place.

    Rehearsal day & time: Thursdays, 18:00–20:00
    Rehearsal venue: Elbphilharmonie Kaistudio
    First autumn rehearsal: 14 September 2017
    First spring rehearsal: 12 April 2018

    Kindly funded by the Lions Club Hamburg Elbphilharmonie

    Creative Orchestra

    Registration

    Autumn registration: from June 2017
    Spring registration: from February 2018
    Free participation

    Publikumsorchester / Audience Orchestra

    In the Publikumsorchester, dedicated non-professionals of all ages come together to share their love for music. The requirements for participation include an intermediate level of playing, confidence in reading music and some orchestral experience.

    The orchestra performs twice a year in the Elbphilharmonie Grand Hall. Michael Petermann, the Co-Director of the Hamburger Konservatorium, conducts the orchestra.

    Rehearsal day & time: Wednesdays, 19:15–21:45
    Rehearsal venue: Elbphilharmonie Kaistudio
    First autumn rehearsal: 6 September 2017
    First spring rehearsal: 7 February 2018

    In cooperation with the Hamburger Konservatorium
    With the support of Aurubis AG

    Audience Orchestra

    Register for Open Positions from June 2017

    Participation fee: €10.00 per month

    Familienorchester / Family Orchestra

    Music unites – all the more so when you are playing in an orchestra with your family and friends. An equally warm welcome awaits if you come by yourself – fun comes first in the Familienorchester (Family Orchestra). Here, too, there are weekly rehearsals for a concert in the Elbphilharmonie Recital Hall, but the pieces are specially arranged so that beginners can also join in. Christine Philippsen from the Staatliche Jugendmusikschule Hamburg is the Artistic Director of the Familienorchester.

    Rehearsal day & time: Tuesdays, 18:00–19:30
    Rehearsal venue: Elbphilharmonie Kaistudio
    First autumn rehearsal: 5 September 2017
    First spring rehearsal: 13 February 2018

    In cooperation with the Staatliche Jugendmusikschule Hamburg

    Family Orchestra

    Register for Open Positions from May 2017

    Participation fee: €10.00 per month

    Gamelan Ensemble

    With the Gamelan Ensemble, the Elbphilharmonie brings south-eastern Asia to Hamburg. Invented on the islands of Java and Bali, the exotic sounds of the gongs and drums continue to captivate western ears to this day. Under the professional guidance of the experienced musician Steven Tanoto, participants learn how to play these traditional Asian instruments.

    Rehearsal day & time: Mondays, 18:00–20:30
    Rehearsal venue: Elbphilharmonie Kaistudio
    First autumn rehearsal: 11 September 2017
    First spring rehearsal: 5 February 2018

    Gamelan Ensemble

    Registration

    Autumn registration: from June 2017
    Spring registration: from November 2017
    Participation fee: €10.00 per month