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Anniversary concert of the "Deutsche Welle Chor"

Dear members of Bonn Expat,

 

back in 1983, a group of colleagues from different language departments from Deutsche Welle founded the Deutsche Welle Chor. It was not intended to be a "Rundfunkchor" in the ordinary sense, which comprises of professional singers hired by the media house for broadcasting purposes. The Deutsche Welle Chor was meant to be for staff members from various countries who enjoyed singing and performing.

 

Over the years, the choir grew and was opened to international members from outside the media house. Today, it consists of almost 60 singers coming from about 20 countries. Two features are the trademarks of the choir: all songs are sung in the original language and at the concerts those who come from foreign countries appear in their national costumes.

 

However, the choir is more than just a "singing company". It is a multicultural group of people from all over the world who also enjoy being together outside rehearsals and concerts. Regular trips in Germany or to countries abroad (in 2018 we were in Holland, in 2016 in Greece) are opportunities to realize a very unique togetherness.

 

We are of course constantly in search for new voices. If you like to sing , if you enjoy being together with a multicultural group of open-minded people, if you can attend rehearsals Wednesdays from 6 to 8 pm - join us! The contact is dwchor@dw.com.

 

And if you want to see the choir in action: you are cordially invited to our next concert, our 25 year jubilee concert that will take place next week, Wednesday 26 September from 5 pm at the Gremiensaal of the Deutsche Welle headquarters, located just beneath the UN campus. Please see the attached information (in German). Due to security regulations and limited space, prior registration is necessary. Please send an eMail with your name to konzert-anmeldung@dw.com and bring an ID with you when coming.

 

We look forward to seeing you!

 

Einladung-DW-Chor-Jubiläumskonzert.pdf

 

Maja Braun
Choirmaster and managing editor,
programs for Africa