BPC/E takes an extra long summer break

Due to health issues, the Berlin Pop Choir and Berlin Pop Ensemble will be on an extra long summer break until September/October 2017.

Sign up to the Berlin Pop Choir mailing list at http://eepurl.com/hfhYw to be informed when there will be spontaneous Berlin Pop-up Choir sessions throughout the summer, or registrations are open for the next Berlin Pop Ensemble course. We look forward to singing with you soon.

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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

All about the passion: exchange and collaboration with artist EC Davies

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English artist EC Davies has been a regular member of the Berlin Pop Choir for the last 2 years. You may also have seen her helping out at the door and with filming our performances.

Supported by Arts Council England, Davies is working with 3 choirs in the UK and with us here in Berlin! She is interested in singing as a form of communication and exchange and most importantly as a passion! Her first event exploring this was with the Berlin Pop Choir on Tuesday June 02.

EC Davies asked all of us at the BPC to ‘Donate’ our favourite line from a song that we have sung at the Berlin Pop Choir. She gave us all a postcard to write our song lyric on and a small gift as an exchange. Each participant was given a number that they can use to trace the progress of their song lyric through the resulting artworks and exchanges with other choirs.

What happens next? Davies will work with Berlin Pop Choir’s director and musician Lyndsey Cockwell to develop these lyrics into artworks and future exchanges.

We are super excited to work with EC Davies and to investigate and develop our love of singing and the BPC concept even further. Who knows where our love of singing will end up? You can find out more about EC Davies and her work on her website.

Sea, sand and singing: 1st Berlin Pop Choir summer trip!

SchlossNoer_Aussenansicht On 17th-20th July 2015 the Berlin Pop Choir took their first summer trip to Schloss Noer near the Ostsee.  it was a beautiful 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, but the singing didn’t end there! We also sang around the camp fire and B-B-Q, at the karaoke and on the beach! We even did an impromtu performance for a group of children also staying at the schloss.

It was all the fun and relaxed feel of the Berlin Pop Choir with a chance to dig deeper into our singing and everyone had a great time. We are planning a second summer trip in 2016 with even more workshops focusing on technique and of course harmony.  If you would like more information on next summer trip or would like to go on our mailing list, email linda.eilers@berlinpopchoir.de or feel free to talk to Linda at the Berlin Pop Choir on Tuesdays.

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Berlin Pop Choir and Ensemble members on the Voice of Germany live TV final

We were totally excited to be asked to sing on the Voice of Germany live TV finale for the second time. Once again we sang back-up for a Rea Garvey mentor/finalist duet. In 2012 we joined Rea and Nick Howard onstage to sing ‘One day like this.’ This time we sang the beautiful song ‘Hurt’ with Rea and finalist Lina Arndt. When the votes were counted, Lina was the runner up. Congratulations Lina!

The Voice of Germany live TV final was broadcast on Friday December 12 at 20:15 on ProSieben and Sat.1 

Berlin Pop Choir and Ensemble members soundchecking at the Voice of Germany Studio. Photo: Jason Pritchard

Berlin Pop Choir and Ensemble members soundchecking at the Voice of Germany Studio. Photo: Jason Pritchard

Berlin Pop Choir’s Bowie cover screened at Haus der Berliner Festspiele gala.

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Lyndsey Cockwell and The Berlin Pop Choir‘s version of David Bowie‘s ‘Always crashing in the same car‘ will be screened as part of the Ein Tag für David Bowie grand gala on Sunday, June 15. at Haus der Berliner Festspieles main Stage. There is a full day of activities and events all about David Bowie. More info and tickets at http://bit.ly/1pNgA2o

 

Berlin Pop Choir on ARD’s Klein gegen Groß!

klein-gegen-grossMembers of the Berlin Pop Choir were excited to take part in one of the challenges on ARD‘s Klein gegen Groß which was broadcast on December 28, 2013. The choir sang German and English pop songs silently for the contestants to guess and then revealed the answers by singing the songs out loud. 10 year old Anne beat actors Til Schweiger and Nora Tschirner and won a clarinet.

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