Youth Choirs in Movement

International Children’s and Youth Choir Festival Bonn | 5th edition 26 – 30 June 2019 | Bonn, Germany In cooperation with Arbeitskreis Musik in der Jugend (AMJ) and a number of institutions and choirs from Bonn and the surrounding region.

  • Meeting of children’s and youth choirs from Bonn and the surrounding region, with guest choirs from other parts of Germany, Europe and the world
  • Bilateral choir partnerships in the frame of the festival through accommodation of guest choirs in private families of local choirs (optional, guest choirs can also book accommodation)
  • 8 ateliers on the issue of singing and movement, for different age groups and levels of difficulty, led by renowned conductors from Germany and other countries, for different kinds of choirs: for mixed youth choirs, for equal voice youth choirs, for children choirs, for boys choirs and on “choral theatre” for children and youth choirs. Each atelier will have three morning rehearsals to prepare the final concert. The ateliers will be conducted by Alessandro Cadario (IT), Ken Wakia (Kenia), Friederike Stahmer (DE), Silvère van Lieshout (NL), Irina Brochin & Karina Schwarz (RUS/DE), Marleen de Boo (BE), Hans Joachim Lustig (DE) and Basilio Astulez (ES). Overview on Ateliers
  • There will be no participation fee for this festival!
  • About 10 concerts: Opening concert, concert with all participating choirs, final concerts with results of the ateliers, choir-to-choir concerts in different places in Bonn and the surrounding region
  • Open Singing with all singers and the audience
  • Open-air performances in the city centre of Bonn
  • Possibilities for conductors to attend rehearsals as a learning opportunity
  • For conductors: Workshop on “Stage Presence” with Panda van Proosdij (NL) / Presentation of the project “Sing Me In” with handbooks for the use of collective singing as a tool for the integration process of young migrants (


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