Are you looking for a cultivated choir sound, do you enjoy intensive rehearsals and would you like to develop your voice to a high level? We – the Berliner Oratorien-Chor – are looking for you! As one of the largest concert choirs in Berlin, we are currently reorganising and accepting singers of all voice ranges.
Interested? Then just come to the next Wednesday rehearsal and sing along or listen. It’s best to register here in advance so that the respective vocal leaders are informed and can meet you in front of the rehearsal room. As a prerequisite, please have a basic knowledge of reading music and a musical ear ‘in your luggage’.
An audition is not necessary to get a taste of what it’s like. And we don’t have a set rehearsal period: if you want to stay, after about four to eight weeks there will be a short, compulsory entrance examination in a small group, where you will sing from the piece you are about to study.
We always rehearse on Wednesdays from 7pm to 9.15pm. In addition, intensive individual voice rehearsals in the soprano / alto and tenor / bass voice groups take place on Mondays from 6 pm to 7.30 pm. Recently, we have also started to benefit from half an hour of voice training immediately before the full rehearsal, alternating between the respective registers – i.e. every four weeks. This is a special offer from the BOC, and we are pleased with the positive, tonal development as a direct result.
Before the rehearsals, which are led by our choir director and accompanied by a répétiteur, there is a 20-minute singing-in session with a vocal coach, which takes the student through various areas of vocal and breathing technique, among other things.
The BOC is one of Berlin’s renowned concert choirs, performs in the major concert halls and thus sets itself high artistic and vocal standards. Since our conductor and artistic director Thomas Hennig took over the choir in 2008, great importance has been attached to voice training under professional guidance. The focus of the voice training work is currently on the homogeneity and sophistication of the choir’s sound, intonation and the penetrating power of individual voice groups.
Similar to sports, voices develop through regular and qualified training. That’s why we want you to attend rehearsals regularly.
By the way, you can also participate in choir rehearsals and concerts as a project singer with the consent of the choir director.
Do you have any further questions? Then visit our FAQs – here you will find many answers.
You can also find all current rehearsal dates and changes at short notice in our rehearsal schedule.
We look forward to seeing you!