Chorfest Potsdam

October 3 – 6, 2024 | Potsdam, Germany

Choral enthusiasts from around the world are coming together in Potsdam for the inaugural edition of CHORFEST POTSDAM. In collaboration with the Singakademie Potsdam, we present an impressive event featuring the grand performance of Carl Orff’s CARMINA BURANA at the Nikolaisaal Potsdam as the main event. Explore a diverse program with choir concerts from various ensembles set against the picturesque backdrop of Potsdam.

Carl Orff
Carmina Burana

Carl Orff’s CARMINA BURANA is a captivating musical journey that stages the multifaceted world of medieval life and human emotions. This impressive choral work has fascinated singers worldwide for decades. Its distinctive rhythms and captivating melodies make the performance an unforgettable auditory delight that captivates listeners and transports them into a time of ancient tales and vibrant emotions.

UNESCO World Heritage

Potsdam is an ideal destination for an international choir festival. An enchanting tourist destination steeped in fascinating history, magnificent palaces, and expansive parks. Discover the UNESCO World Heritage sites, stroll through Sanssouci Park, or explore Sanssouci Palace and the New Palace. Potsdam offers a rich cultural diversity and an incomparable atmosphere.


The Singakademie Potsdam is a renowned center for choral music and cultural diversity. As a place of musical excellence and education, it has brought together enthusiastic singers for many years. Through its outstanding performances, workshops, and educational programs, the Singakademie enriches the cultural life of Potsdam and beyond.

Nils Jensen
Principal Conductor

Nils Jensen began his musical career alongside initial piano lessons as a choirboy in the Staats- und Domchor Berlin. His studies in choral and orchestral conducting led him to the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. He received significant artistic impulses from William Spaulding and actively participated in international masterclasses. Nils Jensen works as a conductor and artistic director of various institutions and ensembles, holding the position of Artistic Director of the Singakademie Potsdam since July 2022. His first season in Potsdam was marked by sold-out houses and impressive choral experiences.

Schedule of the project

OCTOBER 3, 2024
10:00 – 13:00 Choir and Piano Rehearsal 1 “Carmina Burana”
17:00 Rehearsal for the Potsdam event of “Deutschland singt und klingt
19:00 Concert “Deutschland singt und klingt
Organized by ChorWerk Potsdam and directed by Hans-Joachim Lustig
Alter Markt (in case of bad weather Nikolaikirche)

OCTOBER 4, 2024
10:00 – 13:00 Choir and Piano Rehearsal 2 “Carmina Burana”
18:00 – 19:30 Showcase Concerts of Selected Ensembles

OCTOBER 5, 2024
10:00 – 13:00 Dress rehearsal “Carmina Burana”
15:00 – 16:00 Placement and acoustic check “Carmina Burana”
19:00 Get-Together

OCTOBER 6, 2024
Individual Programs: Singing in Potsdam Churches, Excursions, Museum…

Overview of costs
for performers and friends

The participation fee of the project is EUR 98.00.
Non-performing accompanying persons are offered a reduced participation fee of EUR 55.00 per person that includes access to all rehearsals and the concerts.

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