Singing boosts the immune system, breaks down stress hormones and makes you happy – all that has been scientifically proven and was sorely missed by many choir members during the long months of lockdown. The Elbphilharmonie is therefore opening its doors for an entire weekend to bring together northern Germany’s diverse amateur choir scene. From gospel and jazz to madrigals and sea shanties: together, the ensembles fill every corner of the building with their voices. In addition to concerts on the Plaza, in the foyers and in the Grand Hall and Recital Hall, the singers can also take part in workshops or try something new with the voice acrobat Andreas Schaerer. And as the weekend’s highlight, the audience and the choirs gather in the Grand Hall – to sing together, of course. Registration is open to amateur choirs from northern Germany with up to 80 members. Participating choirs will be selected by a jury.
Registration start: 5 September 2022