International Festival for Children’s and Youth Choirs | 26th – 30th June, 2019 | Bonn (Germany)

  • Approx. 700 participants from Bonn and the region, from other parts of Germany and Europe
  • 3 days of atelier rehearsal, presentation of the ateliers during a final concert
  • Choir-to-choir concerts with local choirs and guest choirs
  • Attandence of atelier rehearsals and a workshop as learning opportunities for conductors


Atelier 1


The Groove of Classical Music

Conductor: Alessandro Cadario [IT]


Atelier 2

Multicultural Music

Conductor: Ken Wakia [KE]

Atelier 3

Mountain Nights

Conductor: Friederike Stahmer [DE]

Atelier 4

Conductor: Silvère van Lieshout [NL]

Atelier 5


Revolting Kids

Conductors: Irina Brochin & Karina Schwarz [RU/DE]







Atelier 6


Move around the World

Conductor: Marleen de Boo [BE]

Atelier 7

Music for Boys’ Choir and Rock Band

Conductor: Hans-Joachim Lustig [DE]

Choreographer: Anne Weyler [DE]

© Thomas Radlwimmer

(c) Janos Buck

Atelier 8

Choral Theatre

Conductor: Basilio Astulez [ES]


Wed, June 26, 7.30 pm – Kreuzkirche Bonn Opening concert

Thu, June 27, 8 pm – Bad Godesberg City Hall Concert with participating choirs

Fri, June 28, 6.30 pm – St Elena Church Bad Godesberg Choir-to-choir concert with Boys Choir Nizhny Novgorod [RU], Male voices of Boys Choir Lucerne [CH], Choirs of Otto-Kühne School Godesberg [DE]

Fri, June 28, 7 pm – Church of Heisterbach Monastry Choir-to-choir concert with Jovens Catores de Guimarães [PT], Schedrik-Choir [DE], Youth Choir of Altes Kurfürstliches Gymnasiums Bensheim [DE]

Fri, June 28, 7 pm – Evangelic Church Alfter Choir-to-choir concert with Kathedrale Koorschool Utrecht [NL], Notenbande, Nikolauschor, Jugendchor im Vorgebirge [all DE]

Fri, June 28, 7 pm – Evangelic Church Oberkassel Choir-to-choir concert with children’s choir Ugnelė [LT], Youth Choir of Evangelic Church Oberkassel, Sunrise, LaLeLu , Choir of Oberdollendorf primary school [all DE]

Fri, June 28, 8 pm – Trinitatis Church Bonn/Endenich Choir-to-choir concert with Cor Allegro [ES], Elly Singers Wiesbaden [DE]

Sat, June 29, 3.30 pm – Bertold-Brecht School Bonn/Tannenbusch Final concert with ateliers 2, 5, 6, 7

Sat, June 29, 7.30 pm – Bertold-Brecht School Bonn/Tannenbusch Final concert of ateliers 1, 3, 4, 8

All concerts in the frame of the festival are open to the public and free of admission.

Workshop for Conductors
Thu, June 27, 4-6 pm, Music School Bad Godesberg

Kurfürstenallee8, 53177 Bonn

Worskhop conductors with Ken Wakia [KE]. A short song will be rehearsed that will be presented during the concert later that night (8 pm, Bad Godesberg City Hall).

You will also have to opportunityto discover the Sing Me In project. In the frame of this project, run by the European Choral Association in co-operation with several international partners, opportunities were examined for the use of collective singing as a tool for integration. Find out more at

Please send a message to if you want to participate. There will be no participation fee.

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