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Sing music!

Singing makes you happy! Scientists proved that a long time ago. The Elbphilharmonie's choral projects, such as the in-house »Chor zur Welt«, invite you to sing together.

Sing music!

Hamburg residents »like you and me« not only share their love for music by taking part in the Elbphilharmonie's orchestras, but also in its choral projects too. For young and old, with or without previous musical knowledge – with different cultural backgrounds and up to three generations of people have an opportunity to come together and make music with enthusiasm and zeal. Take part in shaping the Elbphilharmonie.

Information and Registration

phone: +49 40 357 666 336
(Tue-Fri / 12:00-15:00)

Chor zur Welt / World Choir

The Elbphilharmonie’s »Chor zur Welt« (World Choir) was founded in spring 2017 as a project choir for young people from Germany and Syria as part of the »Salām Syria« festival. Since then, it has already given many stirring concerts, and the line-up has also developed further. By now, singing enthusiasts from many different countries make music together.

This season the focus on cultural exchanges continues. Arabic songs meet modern classics from Europe. On the programme in February is a guest appearance at Fabrik in Altona. As part of the Hamburg International Music Festival in May 2019, the choir takes part in an orchestral concert in the Grand Hall.

Rehearsal day & time: Mondays, 16:30–18:30
Rehearsal venue: Elbphilharmonie Kaistudio
First autumn rehearsal: 15 October 2018
Concert: 15 February 2019 | Fabrik and 27 May 2019 | Elbphilharmonie Grand Hall

Project Choir »Salām Syria«

Registration no longer possible

Free participation

Stadtlied / City Song

A new song is being written – not by a composer but by all Hamburg residents as a team: young and old, people from every corner of the city and from very different cultural backgrounds. Split into various groups, they pen the words in several languages in a workshop with author Harald Schiller, and work on the melody with guitarist Jürgen Kok and composer Cathy Milliken, the latter of which will then arrange the music for orchestra. The song, which will reflect the diversity of the city, will be performed in the Grand Hall as part of the Hamburg International Music Festival.

Everyone can take part, existing groups and ensembles are particularly welcome. Participation is free.

Concert: 25 May 2019, 20:00
Text workshops: Four dates in Barmbek and Eppendorf
Music workshops: Five dates in Wilhelmsburg and St Georg
Complete dates and details can be found on the downloadable flyer located under »Information«

© Gilda Fernàndez-Wiencken


Please complete the application and send it to your respective community centre via email by 16 December at the latest:

Download Stadtlied registration form (German only) (36.3 KB)


Advance booking starts on 20 November 2018


Learn more about the workshops:

Download Stadtlied flyer (German only) (94.5 KB)

Long Night of Singing

After a successful first edition, the Elbphilharmonie invites choirs from Hamburg and the surrounding region to another »Long Night of Singing« in 2018.

Whether it is gospel, jazz or motet, church choir, school choir or children's choir – all styles and forms of music are welcome at the »Long Night of Singing«.

The »Long Night of Singing« evening begins with music in front of the Elbphilharmonie, followed by choral singing in the Recital Hall, in the foyers, on the Plaza and finally with a sea of voices, formed of both choir and audience members, in the Grand Hall.

The following jury will select the participating choirs: Christoph Lieben-Seutter, General & Artistic Director Elbphilharmonie and Laeiszhalle; Anke Fischer, Head of Education Elbphilharmonie and Laeiszhalle; Professor Dr Christoph Schönherr, Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg; Professor Gudrun Schröfel, Mädchenchor Hannover; Doris Vetter, Chorverband Hamburg e.V.; Hans-Jürgen Wulf, National Church Music Director of the Nordkirche. Frieder Bernius from the Kammerchor Stuttgart assumes the role of music director.

Warm-Up / Long Night of Singing

Registration no longer possible

Free participation