Homelands Festival 2023

8. – 12. Februar 2023 | Berlin, Deutschland

At the heart of all musical performance lies a true sense of community – a genuine social power to unite us all through our mutual love of music. Choral repertoire heightens this concept even further, as the text and language add yet another layer of cultural identity; providing the opportunity for heightened connection and exchange.

The musical roots of global communities

In February 2023, CHORALSPACE presents Homelands – a project symbolising choral musicians as cultural ambassadors. Homelands empowers singers and directors to explore new sounds and unique traditions with fellow vocal ensembles, supported by key choral figures from around the world. Five diverse regions will be represented, aiming not only to musically characterise their own nations, but also to transcend these geographical borders to create innovative community clusters.

Choirs, Ensembles, Choral Projects, Individual Singers
Choral Musicians as Cultural Ambassadors

CHORALSPACE welcomes all choral enthusiasts to Homelands. Whether you are an individual or a choir bringing along the characteristic musical stories from your own country, or an expatriate enjoying reconnecting with the music from your homeland – this is an opportunity for us all to connect through the universal language of music.

Mihály Zeke, Principal Guest Conductor
Festival Stage Choir

Homelands is a unique event, aiming to forge distinctive and exciting relationships; to bridge cultural gaps by embracing all manner of genre, style and language. CHORALSPACE is thrilled to welcome the remarkable conductor, Mihály Zeke, to the Homelands stage. Mihály will showcase the CHORALSPACE Festival Chorus – made up of all the singers and ensembles, performing as one global culture.

of the event

FEBRUARY 8, 2023

FEBRUARY 9, 2023
10:00 – 12:00 Individual Rehearsals of participating choirs
15:00 – 18:00 CHORALSPACE Festival Chorus Piano Rehearsal 1 (all participants) at St. Matthäus
20:00 – 21:15 Welcoming Concert (selected ensembles) at St. Matthäus

FEBRUARY 10, 2023
10:00 – 11:30 CHORALSPACE Festival Chorus Piano Rehearsal 2 (all participants) at St. Matthäus
12:00 – 13:00 CHORALSPACE Festival Chorus Piano Rehearsal 3 (all participants) at Philharmonie KMS
14:30 – 15:30 Workshop (selected ensembles presenting music of their countries)
20:00 – 22:00 Concert Siparantum Choir & Guests at the Philharmonie Berlin (Kammermusiksaal)

FEBRUARY 11, 2023
10:00 – 11:30 CHORALSPACE Festival Chorus Piano Rehearsal 4 (all participants) at St. Matthäus
12:00 – 13:00 CHORALSPACE Festival Chorus Piano Rehearsal 5 (all participants) at Philharmonie KMS
16:00 – 18:00 Concert Singletone Vocal Ensemble at the Philharmonie Berlin (Kammermusiksaal)
20:00 – 22:00 Night of Choirs – Showcases of participating ensembles at St. Matthäus

FEBRUARY 12, 2023
9:00 – 10:00 Dress Rehearsal Festival Chorus at the Philharmonie Berlin (Kammermusiksaal)
11:00 – 13:00 Final Concert at the Philharmonie Berlin (Kammermusiksaal)
Solo showcases of the participating ensembles in the first part of the concert
CHORALSPACE Festival Chorus with the joint performance in the second part

Overview of costs
for performes and friends

The participation fee for the four-day project is EUR 95.00.
Accompanying persons, family members, friends or colleagues are offered a reduced participation fee of EUR 55.00 per person. This includes access to all rehearsals, to the welcoming concert, to the presentation concerts, to the choir-to-choir concerts, to the Night of Choirs and the final concert of the event.

If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact us.