BPC rehearse at Barba Bettola, Prenzlauerberg, 21. and 28. Feb

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Barba Bettola main room where we will be singing (chairs will be stacked away)

UPDATE: 20.02. How to find Barba Bettola just a few tips, which although only 5 min walk from Senefelderplatz U-Bahn (U2) – may be tricky to find at first…

The easiest way, if you arrive on the U2 at Senefelderplatz U-Bahn (U2), is to:
– Exit via Fehrbellinerstr.
– Immediately cross the road and go up the stairs, under an arch (it says Pfeffenberg on it)
– Walk all the way to the other side, until you get to a building (Haus 13)
– Walk through a glass sliding door and come out on the other side (Barba Bettola is on the right end of the courtyard)
– If door is closed, walk left, following the building all around, until you come up to an open courtyard and you see Barba Bettola at the end (the sign AEDES ARCHITECTURE NETWORK CAMPUS is on the building)

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If you arrive from Christinenstr.
Once you have reached the Museum for Architecture (see image left), face the museum, keep it to your right, and walk under the arch on the left. You’ll come up to a courtyard, Barba Bettola is on the left. (the sign AEDES ARCHITECTURE NETWORK CAMPUS is on the building)

 

 

The Berlin Pop Choir‘s home of Monster Ronsons is being rennovated this February and so we will move rehearsals for 2 weeks to the fantastic Barba Bettola. We will be made very welcome by the lovely people there before returning to a bigger and better Monster Ronsons in March. Barba Betolla is centrally located in Kollowitzkiez, big enough for the mighty Berlin Pop Choir and of course has a bar to make sure we won’t get too thirsty while we sing. Dates are below. We’ll update them if anything changes:

Berlin Pop Choir in February 2017
21. February: Choir at Barba Bettola, (by Aedes Architecture Network Campus) Christinenstr. 18-19, 10119 Berlin
28. February: Choir at Barba Bettola, (by Aedes Architecture Network Campus)
Christinenstr. 18-19, 10119 Berlin

The cloakroom

The cloakroom

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Another view of the singing room and into the bar

BPC PSYCHEDELIC spring course 2017 with performance at SO36 begins 24. January!

Photo Adam Vrandenburg

It’s far out, man, the BERLIN POP CHOIR is back and meeting for our 11 week spring 2017 course, with a performance at the legendary SO36 on 4. April. Our theme will be PSYCHEDELIA! and everyone’s welcome to join in the fun. There’s no audition, you don’t have to read music, and no experience is necessary. Berlin’s biggest, most welcoming and most vibrant choir is for everyone. It’s over 100 people in a room singing their hearts out and making new friends.BUY YOUR CARD IN ADVANCE AT OUR SHOP!  and take advantage of our postal service to avoid the queues on the first night.

You’ll be TRIPPING on our SPRING course songs, below – why not start learning now?

  1. Wild thing – The Troggs
  2. Faith – George Michael
  3. Christine and the Queens – Tilted
  4. Der Räuber und der Prinz – D.A.F
  5. Big in Japan – Alphaville

Berlin Pop Choir spring 2017 course and performance
When: Tuesdays from 24. January (11 weeks) Performance on 4. April at SO36
Time: 19.30 – 21.00
Where:
Rehearsals – Monster Ronson’s Ichiban Karaoke Warschauer Straße 34, Berlin. Performance – SO36,
Price: €55 for the 11 week course, €30 for a 5 class card (valid for 3 months) Now with POSTAGE OPTION. Have your card posted to you and avoid the queues! €7 to drop in. 
Info: There’s no audition, you don’t have to read music, and no experience is necessary for this course. Berlin’s biggest, most welcoming and most vibrant choir is for everyone. Each week we warm up and then sing pop songs together as a choir. Week by week the songs grow until we are ready for our end of course performance. It’s over 100 people in a room singing their hearts out and making new friends.
Registration: There is no need to register in advance for this course but you can save time by paying in advance. BUY YOUR CARD IN ADVANCE HERE!  and take advantage of our postal service to avoid the queues on the first night. If you are not paying in advance then come along at 19h to register and then the class begins at promptly at 19.30!

Singing to the heavens for one hell of a night! Berlin Pop Choir & Ensemble winter performance 2016 at the legendary SO36!

Lyndsey Cockwell conducts the Berlin Pop Choir. Photo: Adam Vradenbug (http://vradenburg.de)

Lyndsey Cockwell conducts the Berlin Pop Choir. Photo: Adam Vradenbug (http://vradenburg.de)

The Berlin Pop Choir and Ensemble winter performance was another triumph! The devilishly good HEAVEN AND HELL themed celebration took place on 20. December 2016 at the legendary SO36.

We were delighted to have Sacred Harp Berlin along as special guests, and Lyndsey Cockwell performed two songs inspired by the Heaven and Hell theme. As usual the choirs dressed up to the nines and sang as good as they looked! The audience were dancing in the isles. A huge well done to everyone who took part!

The Berlin Pop Ensemble. Photo: Adam Vradenbug (http://vradenburg.de)

The Berlin Pop Ensemble. Photo: Adam Vradenbug (http://vradenburg.de)

Shape note Berlin invite the audience to join them in Sacred Harp singing. Photo: Adam Vradenbug (http://vradenburg.de)

Shape note Berlin invite the audience to join them in Sacred Harp singing. Photo: Adam Vradenbug (http://vradenburg.de)

SO36, Berlin. Photo: Adam Vradenbug (http://vradenburg.de)

SO36, Berlin. Photo: Adam Vradenbug (http://vradenburg.de)

Berlin Pop Choir SIREN project collaboration at Udk Rundgang

BPC performing in the water fountain at Ernst Reuter Platz, Berlin

Photo by Anne Savanne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On 24. July 2016, The Berlin Pop Choir collaborated with artisits Isabella Fürnkäs and Carina Erdmann as part of the Udk Rundgang. SIREN was a site specific performance project organized by students of the University of the Arts in Berlin (Udk) at Ernst-Reuter-Platz – a central traffic island with a huge water fountain.

For this unique performance, we sang a specially adapted and improvised version of BPC Director Lyndsey Cockwell’s arrangement of the Malaria! classic: ‘Kaltes Klares Wasser,‘ and actually got in the water and performed a choreography. There has certainly never been a BPC performance like it!

Video by Käthe Kramer

Berlin Pop Choir summer performance 2016

 

Lyndsey Cockwell presented the Berlin Pop Choir and Ensemble summer performance on 14. June 2016. We worked hard for 10 weeks and were ready to show everyone what we could do! Exploding with energy, the two choirs gave the choral scene a shot in the arm with their original, contemporary arrangements, heavenly harmonies, gorgeous grooves – and their love of dressing up!

The power and moving sounds of around 200 performers singing for the pure joy of it was as infectious as ever and the Berlin Pop Choir sang ‘Last nite‘ by The Strokes, ‘Kaltes Klares Wasser‘ by Malaria!, ‘Fade to grey‘ by Visage and ‘Praise you‘ by Fatboy Slim. Hear for yourself with the youtube playlist above.

Berlin Pop Choir summer trip 2016!

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The Berlin Pop Choir took their second summer trip in July 2016 to Schloss Noer near the Ostsee. A weekend dedicated to sun, sand, sea and most importantly singing!

There was morning workshops and afternoon 3-4 part harmony singing in the Schloss’ beautiful roter saal, and the singing didn’t stop there! we had road trip bus songs, camp fire songs and sunset singing on the beach. Everyone had a fantastic time.

More info on our summer trip webpage