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
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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
Send completed registration form by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free participationDownload »Chor zur Welt« registration form (in English) (1.5 MB)
Download »Chor zur Welt« registration form (in Arabic) (6.1 MB)
Chor zur Welt Concerts
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)
Registration no longer possible
Concert as part of Hamburg International Music Festival
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
Registration and Information from 10 September 2019
Long Night of Singing 2020
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Elbphilharmonie ganzes Haus
Sat, 13 Jun 2020 18:00
Long Night of Singing
begins on 2 Apr 2020