The Charité Choir Berlin is traveling to visit our partner choir, "Nota Bene" from Graz. Once there, we plan to rehearse and perform a joint concert, and of course simply enjoy making beautiful music together. The singers from Graz visited us in Summer 2017, and it's about time we returned the favor! We are a student choir with a limited budget, and the sole transport option is to hire a bus that we can only realistically pay for with your help. We need your support!
We, the Charité Choir Berlin, are traveling to Graz in Austria to visit our partner choir from March 8th to the 11th. During these four days we will prepare joint works that up to that point would only have been rehearsed by each choir in isolation, and perform one (or possibly two) free public concerts in Graz. During Nota Bene's visit to Berlin, both choirs felt a wonderful dynamic had developed between them, a dynamic that we hope to continue among new found friends.
What is the project goal and who is the project for?
We would like to once again be a part of this musical experience, and are longing for a reunion with our dear collaborators. This trip could be the prelude to many more rewarding international choir exchanges in the years ahead.
Why would you support this project?
We are convinced that our student choir already enriches the musical landscape of Berlin, and will be a future contributor to the the European choral tradition. With this exchange we will prove to ourselves that we can play such a role and that we can further hone our sound with exposure to a new singing experience. Your contribution doesn't just support us, but choral music's shared international narrative.
How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?
The aim of this project is to cover transportation costs to and from Graz, where members of Nota Bene have kindly offered to host us. Any remaining funds will be put towards the choir's general costs while operating in Berlin (e.g, sheet music, hiring churches for use as concert venues, and other musical projects).
Who are the people behind the project?
The Charité Choir Berlin brings together students from different higher education institutions in Berlin as well as young professionals wanting to sing in an ambitious and continuously developing chamber choir. The choir was founded in 2007 under the name "Associated Choir of the Charité". In 2013 Adrian Emans joined as conductor. The choir's repertoire spans the literature of several musical epochs, from Renaissance works to those of living composers.