In the Footsteps of Ludwig van Beethoven

Hybrid choral workshop | 2 – 4 October 2020 | Bonn, Germany


Singing together, despite COVID-19!

During this three-day workshop you will explore Ludwig van Beethoven’s choral repertoire with Jan Schumacher and get energised by Panda van Proosdij. Come and sing with us live in Bonn or join in from wherever you are via zoom!

Friday, 2 October.

  • 17.00 – 19.30  rehearsal 1 with Jan

Saturday, 3 October.

  • 9.30 – 10.15 wake-up’n’warm-up with Panda | live on our facebook page!
  • 10.15 – 12.30 rehearsal 2 with Jan
  • 14.00 – 17.00 rehearsal 3 with

Sunday, 4 October.

  • 10.00 – 11.30 webinar ‘Voice & Physique’ with Panda

Venue. Weberstraße 59a, 53121 Bonn


Participantion is possible live in Bonn or online. All workshops and seminars of this weekend will be live streamed. To participate, both live or remote, please fill in the registration form below. There will be no participation fee for this weekend.

The repertoire for Jan’s workshop:

  • Ludwig van Beethoven, “Auld Lang Syne”
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, “Sehnsucht”
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, “Gottes Macht und Vorsehung”
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, “Hymne an die Nacht”
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, “Kyrie”

All pieces were published in the Choral Collection Beethoven, edited by Jan Schumacher, and published by Carus in 2019. Print-on-demand available through us upon registration.

Panda’s webinar is called ‘Voice & Pyhsique’. It’s all about creating a good physical awareness, a healthy posture and using suitable movements for singers which support both musically and vocally. Going through physical waking & warming up exercises and singing exercises with movement Panda shows how your rehearsal can flow in a stream of musicality and dynamics. By using Energy, concentration and focus as key components you’ll learn how to increase the level of the performance quality of your singers in every possible way.

Panda van Proosdij

Panda van Proosdij (NL) studied at the Rotterdam Dance Academy in the Netherlands and attended various theatre courses for example in Azzano(Italy), Wiesbaden (Germany) and New York. She was a teacher and guest teacher at Codarts, Music Theatre in Rotterdam for more than 10 years and worked with The Netherlands Children and Youth Choir as movement coach and director since 2006.

Van Proosdij also visits different European festivals as teacher/atelier leader: Europa Cantat (Mainz 2006, Utrecht 2009, Bonn 2008+2010, Pärnu/Estland 2011, Turin 2012, Bergen 2014, Pécs/Hungary 2015, Lyon 2017, Tallinn 2018) and for the AMJ Eurotreff (Wolfenbüttel 2007), Leipziger Symposium für Kinder – und Jugendstimmen (2011) FCEC 48 Festival Internacional de Cant Coral (Barcelona, 2013), Choralies (Vaison-la-Romaine 2016, 2019).
In 2014 she created the choireography of the winning program of the Aarhus Pigekor during “The World Choir Games” in Riga and in 2015 this choir won the Silver Rose Bowl of “Let the Peoples Sing” in Munich with their newest program. In 2018 the choir won during The World Choir Games in Pretoria, South- Africa. Again a world title for this female choir,their conductor Helle Høyer Vedel from Aarhus and the Dutch choireographer.
Panda has been working on her method / philosophy “Voice & Physique” for thirteen years now. This way of working is about supporting the voice by creating a good physical awareness and a way to let movement contribute to the quality of singing. She gives workshops and masterclasses ‘Voice & Physique’ all over the world and creates choireography for different choirs and their events. In April 2014 her book ‘Voice & Physique’ has been published and in the Spring of 2019 her 2nd book ‘Choireography’ will be launched.

Jan Schumacher

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