Ensembles and supplementary subjects - Choirs
The children learn playfully how to handle their singing voice and to enter into an inner conception of the diatonic tone system. The inner conception of sound is the basis for all vocal and instrumental music-making. Voice training exercises appropriate to the age of the children introduce the lesson. Afterwards, songs are worked on and a game concludes the lesson. Prerequisites are not necessary. The situation in the group provides a space for all children to get to know their singing voice.
The course follows on from the children's choir courses, although attendance at the children's choir courses is not a prerequisite. Vocal exercises expand the children's vocal range, and then appropriate songs for the age group are practised. The sound ideas in the diatonic tone system, which were learned by hearing in the children's choir, are linked to note reading and the first excursions into polyphony take place. The first choir camps are organised to prepare longer concert programmes.
Here, vocal skills are expanded and the first three-part choral pieces are worked on. The sound ideas practised in the children's and junior choir help to assert one's voice against another voice. Nevertheless, it is still possible to join this course without choir experience. Choir camps and public performances are part of the programme.
The choir 2.0 consists of young people, most of whom have already been in the children's choirs and the youth choir. The repertoire consists of polyphonic choral pieces, some of which are also demanding. Choir experience is therefore a prerequisite for participation.
Since 2009, the choir has been for adults of all ages who enjoy singing. The repertoire consists of interesting arrangements of well-known pieces from pop and jazz, but also classical pieces of all kinds. Vocal training flows into the rehearsal at all times, so that every singer can develop their voice in the choir. Note reading and rhythm training are not neglected either. A rehearsal day deepens what has been worked on, and there are smaller and larger performances on various occasions.
Info about the lessons
The choirs take place weekly as group lessons. The choirs are divided into groups by our choir director, Ms Claudia Nicolai, after you have contacted her.
The Children's Choir, the Young People's Choir, the Youth Choir and the Choir 2.0 are free of charge.