Lyndsey was interviewed by inpro-player and trainer Claudia Hoppe for her monthly podcast. You can hear it here or using the link below:
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.
We did it again! On May 19th we learned and recorded a song all is one night. It was Tiffany’s classic ‘I think we’re alone now’ and Tiffany herself gave her approval when she tweeted the video saying ‘Cool! keep singing.’ We love you Tiffany, and we might even sing your song again at the Berlin Pop Choir and Ensemble summer performance on June 16th.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to talk to Linda at the Berlin Pop Choir on Tuesdays.
We were happy to welcome visiting SWR radio jounalist, Christian, to the choir for 2 weeks. He made this great radio feature about the Berlin Pop Choir and recorded us singing new songs ‘Shake it off’ and ‘Dirty old town.’
The feature was broadcast in January 2015 on SWR3, SWR1 Baden-Württemberg and SWR4 Rheinland-Pfalz. You can hear the feature on soundcloud at https://soundcloud.com/lyndseycockwell/einzigartig-der-berlin-pop-choirard-featuremp3