"Bamberg – all choir" heibt on saturday, 4. June, from 4 p.M. In the cathedral city, when for the fifth time the choir day goes over the stage. 850 singers from a total of 32 choirs will perform at four performance venues (st. Martin, spiegelsaal of the harmonie, horsale U7 and U2 of the universitat bamberg) expected. The event is organized by the bamberg choral society, to which 120 choruses belong. Its chairman, peter markel from hirschaid, is already looking forward to a day full of music in bamberg.
What is behind the "bamberg – ganz chor" campaign??
Peter Markel: the basic idea was already ten years ago. The event, which takes place every two years, used to be called "night of the choirs" and started at 7 pm. Since this year's event will also include children's and school choruses, the performances will begin as early as 4 p.M. 26 adult choirs will also have the opportunity to present their various repertoires to an interested audience this evening. Due to the short distances between the performance venues, the audience is able to hear many different choruses and styles within the seven hours. Thus the bamberg city center is to be "completely choir" in this evening his.
How difficult is it to encourage young people to sing nowadays??
Although the demands and leisure activities for young people are constantly increasing in the schools, there are always numerous children who achieve outstanding choral performances, especially in the school choirs and in the clubs. The sangerkreis bamberg encourages children to sing as early as kindergarten by awarding them a certificate attesting to the kindergarten's high musical quality. Increasingly, school choirs are also taking part in "bamberg – ganz chor", for example part and thus present themselves to a coarser audience. Whenever performance requirements and qualified choir leadership meet, there are always enough young people who are willing to study modern or classical works over a longer period of time. Examples of this are the district youth choir under the direction of wolfgang reh and the young choir body`n soul "all saints" under the direction of gunther werthmann from schonbrunn.
How did you find your way to singing??
About 50 years ago, the hirschaider mannerchor was looking for young singers. Since my father was already a member of this choir, it was obvious to go along to a choir lesson one day. Since that time i have been enthusiastic about singing in a community and for this reason i still sing in the kaiser-heinrich-chor bamberg today. It is also important to me that singing in a choir creates and maintains friendships.