Parents, teachers, and upper secondary students sing under the direction of the choir director Ulrich Paetzhold. Since its start in 2014, the choir attracts many other great singers.

Ulrich Paetzholdt previously worked as a director at famous operas such as the Semper Opera in Dresden and the Deutsche Oper in Berlin. Since he some time ago decided to focus on working with eager amateurs – children and adults – he is the director of the Chorvereinigung Spandau and conducted concerts at The Berlin Philharmonie and Konzertsaal der University of Arts Berlin. He teaches at two schools, the Evangelische Schule in Pankow and Frohnau.

On the program are musical works from different centuries and in different languages, such as works by Henry Purcell, John Dowland, and Gershwin, but also world premieres of new classic pieces. Chansons dating back to the 1600 century are in the repertory. There are regular presentations at school events like the Festival of Nations, but also outside school. The last big concert together with the saxophone ensemble Saxonoras took place in April 2016. The highlight was the double choir requiem by Francesco Cavalli.

Concerts in the Gedächtniskirche Berlin and in the German Foreign Office, 2014

The Madiba Choir invites to its next concert Das Herz tut mir aufspringen. Hans Leo Hassler and the European music around 1600 on Sunday, November 12th, 2017 at 6 pm at Passionskirche. You will hear double choir works by Hans Leo Hassler such as the Missa Octo Vocum which are rarely presented, but also German and Italian madrigals and songs by Henry Purcell, John Dowland, Claude le Jeune, Leonhard Lechner, Claudin de Sermisy, Walter Stuhlmacher, Ralf Vornberger and others.

Conducted by Ulrich Paetzholdt, Violins: Viola Meinecke, Philip Douvier, Viola: Katharina Becker, Violoncello: Marika Gejrot

11.12.2017 · 6 pm · Passionskirche · Marheinekeplatz 1 · 10961 Berlin-Kreuzberg
U7 Gneisenaustraße, U6/7 Mehringdamm
Tickets: 12 Euro/concessions 9 Euro (evening box office opens at 5pm)

> Concert brochure

The choir still needs strong basses, tenors, and sopranos. We are open for everyone who likes to sing and wants to present themselves to the choir director. Rehearsals take place every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Aula of the Secondary School, Pfalzburger Straße 30, or at the Foyer of the Primary School, Pfalzburger Strasse 23.

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Rehearsals, 2015

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