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21.02.2019 Thu
8 pm

Karten 25 € | ermäßigt 15 €

Das Konzert wird von Deutschlandfunk Kultur live übertragen.


Chor@Berlin: The Sound of Silence

Eröffnungskonzert Chorwerk Ruhr

Silence resounding: with the concert "The Sound of Silence" the internationally renowned vocal ensemble Chorwerk Ruhr opens the festival Chor@Berlin at Radialsystem. The sensitive world of the early baroque madrigal will meet contemporary compositions and improvised sounds by jazz pianist and composer Marc Schmolling and his ensemble. Instrumentals, layers of sound, but also text declamation and vocalises meet "classical" choral singing, early baroque meets the contemporary, the composed meets the improvised. Marc Schmolling also refers to texts by his mother Inka Machulkova - one of the leading figures of the Prague literary scene and the Czech beat generation of the 1960s - and by Georg Trakl on the concept of silence. Also the impulse-giving title track from Schmolling's album "Ticho" (Czech for "silence") will be heard.


  • mit: Chorwerk Ruhr
  • Leitung: Florian Helgath
  • mit: Marc Schmolling Ensemble
  • Trompete: Tom Arthurs
  • Saxophon: Christian Weidner
  • Violine: Biliana Voutchkova
  • Klavier: Marc Schmolling
  • Kontrabass: Antonio Borghini


Claudio Monteverdi (1567 - 1643) Ecco mormolar l’onde Cruda Amarilli‘ Sestina "Lagrime d'amante al sepolcro dell'amata" Carlo Gesualdo (1566 - 1613) Io Tacerò Felicissimo sonno Luca Marenzio (1553 - 1599) O tu che fra le selve occulta vivi Marc Schmolling (*1972) Kompositionen und Improvisationen


Eine Veranstaltung des Deutschen Chorverbands und des Radialsystems, in Kooperation mit dem Chorverband Berlin.

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Chorwerk Ruhr © Pedro Malinowski

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21.02. - 24.02.


Das Vokalfest im Radialsystem

Top-class concerts, workshops, discussion forums and sing-along events: From 21 to 24 February 2019 at Radialsystem, the Deutscher Chorverband (German choral association) invites you once again to discover the diversity of vocal music at Chor@Berlin. The ninth edition of the Vokalfest is opened by the renowned Chorwerk Ruhr under the direction of Florian Helgath. In "The Sound of Silence", contemporary compositions and improvisations by jazz pianist Marc Schmolling meet the sensitive world of the early baroque madrigal. To continue their anniversary series, Vocalconsort Berlin put "Die menschliche Ordnung" (the human order) centre stage on Friday and give the first performance of Frank Schwemmer's commissioned work "alphabet" based on a poem by Danish poet Inger Christensen. At the "A Cappella Night" on Saturday, Slixs, one of the best vocal ensembles of our time, present their current programme "Playgrounds" with vocal percussion, onomatopoeia, soul, groove, funk and world music. Prior to this, the programme covers a range from "tunes of love" (Liebesweisen) in works by Cornelius, Britten and Mendelssohn with the Voktett Hannover through to jazz standards, pop and folk adaptions and own arrangements by the Berlin JazzVocals. At the end of the festival on Sunday, for a concert of the Ich-kann-nicht-singen-Chor (I-cannot-sing-choir), everyone is invited, together with the Berliner Begegnungschor (choir for encounter), to make songs from all parts of the world come alive. The accompanying workshops offered by Chor@Berlin are aimed at choirmasters, church musicians, singers and choir managers. The spectrum of topics ranges from individual personality coaching for choirmasters to Complete Vocal Technique and storytelling for social media. And there is a special focus on singing with children. Tickets from 10 € More information in the program: