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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 (English: 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, 17:00-19:00
Rehearsal venue: Elbphilharmonie Kaistudio and Laeiszhalle Studio E
First autumn rehearsal: 16 October 2019

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«

Learn more about the workshops:

Download Stadtlied flyer (German only) (94.5 KB)
© Gilda Fernàndez-Wiencken

Registration no longer possible

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 2020.

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.

Rehearsal: 12 June 2020

Project patron: Haspa Musik Stiftung

Warm-Up / Long Night of Singing

Registration and Information from 10 September 2019

Free participation