Quo Vadis Choral Music

Design the Future of your Choral Community

New CHORALSPACE conference in collaboration with the Rundfunkchor Berlin

April 21 – 24, 2022 | Haus des Rundfunks | Berlin, Germany

What is the heartbeat of the choral music nowadays? And what about the audience? How can we reach more visibility? What is the perspective for choir festivals, music publishing and cultural sponsoring? And how do we react to that? What about inclusion and diversity in the choir communities? What role do education projects play in accessing choral music?

Scene meeting and open forum

The new CHORALSPACE conference QUO VADIS CHORAL MUSIC is intended as a meeting place for the choral industry and an open forum to contribute to a better understanding and promotion of current developments in the choir scene. In various panels and lectures, speakers and visitors will discuss the future of choral music. In addition, outstanding projects, event formats and concerts are presented. Projects that are changing the perception of choral music and designing the future of the international choral scene.

Collaboration with the Berlin Radio Choir

The Rundfunkchor Berlin (Berlin Radio Choir) has taken a leading role in creating new cross-genre projects in recent years and is therefore the ideal host for the first edition of the QUO VADIS Conference. The experience of this exceptional choir will be a booster for your own projects and ideas.

4 days for creative people

The conference addresses creative people leading and managing choirs and ensembles around the globe. During the four days of the conference, you will all connect and create new ideas and find your own answers to the question: QUO VADIS CHORAL MUSIC
Off to an exciting future!

In the radio

>> 2022-06-15 | Deutschlandfunk | Heimspiel: Quo Vadis Choral Space von Julia Kaiser

>> 2022-04-20 | rbb kultur | Der Tag | Interview with Hans-Hermann Rehberg

>> 2022-04-23 | rbb kultur | Der Morgen | Beitrag von Antje Bonhage

>> 2022-04-25 | Deutschlandfunk | Musikjournal | Bericht von Claus Fischer [34:55 – 42:48 min]

Conference Guide

Check out the detailed conference guide!

Confirmed speakers

Anne-Kathrin Ostrop

Komische Oper Berlin

Martina Graf

Rundfunkchor Berlin

Stephan Lutermann


Cora Liebig


Tori Longdon

Stay At Home Choir

Ian Clethero


Susan Lahesalu

TOGETHER! – Chor.Leben

Henriette Brockmann


Nicol Matt

World Choir for Peace
Eurovision Choir of the Year

Salome Beber


Johannes David Wolff


Jamie Wright

Stay At Home Choir

Gudrun Gierszal

Staats- und Domchor Berlin
Universität der Künste Berlin

Sonja Greiner

European Choral Association

Adrian Emans

Neuer Kammerchor Berlin

Ester Petri


Stefan Piendl

Deutscher Musikrat

Kai-Uwe Jirka

Staats- und Domchor Berlin
Universität der Künste Berlin
Sing-Akademie zu Berlin

Lieselotte Goessens


Stephan Doormann

Deutscher Chorverband

Sophie Dowden

European Choral Association

Christoph Wirtz


Jeroen Keymeulen


Johanna Brücker

Rundfunkchor Berlin

Clara Schürle

Deutsche Chorjugend

Hans-Hermann Rehberg

Rundfunkchor Berlin

Stefan Schuck


Lars Scheibner


Wolfgang Kübler


Jürgen Budday

Kammerchorwettbewerb Marktoberdorf

Gent Lazri


Nicolas Finck

Schweizer Jugendchor, WDR Rundfunkchor

Call for presenters

At the conference, we are want to give a platform for presentation about outstanding projects, event formats and special concerts in the choir world. Projects that are changing the perception of choral music and designing the future of the international choral scene.

There will be free spots for 15 presentations a 10 minutes. You want to present a topic live at the conference in Berlin? Please get in touch with us!

Main Program

QUO VADIS CHORAL MUSIC is an open forum to exchange ideas and promote choral innovation. Therefore, the hosts do not charge a participation fee for the attendance of the sessions.

A registration fee of 45 EUR to protect the use of the limited number of participants in the sessions, the opening and closing concert of the conference as well as to cover the costs for coffee, tea, water, and soft drinks during the breaks is requested from all participants.

Participants have access to all sessions of the conference program.

Optional Program

There are two additional – non-compulsory – program points that require an additional payment:

1) The world premiere of Julian Anderson’s “Exiles – Remembrances for voices and orchestra”, with the Rundfunkchor Berlin and Deutsches Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robin Ticciati on Friday evening at the Philharmonie Berlin. Discounted tickets are available for conference participants at 17 EUR to 55 EUR
Please order your tickets via phone: +49 (0) 30 / 20 29 87 22 or email: tickets@rundfunkchor-berlin.de with the code “Quo Vadis”.

2) The Conference Dinner – an additional networking opportunity for the participants of the conference on Saturday evening at a specially arranged location for the conference participants. The costs for the conference dinner are 55 EUR and include a regional 4-courses buffet and drinks. You can book the Conference Dinner together with your registration for the conference.


Hotel Leonardo (Wilmersdorfer Str. 32, 10585 Berlin) has assigned special rates for participants of the conference at 79,00 € single room /44,50 € double room. Rates are intended per person and night and include the breakfast buffet. Room reservations are possible with the Code: “Quo Vadis Konferenz RBB” via phone (+49 30 – 755 431 0) or email (info.berlin@leonardo-hotels.com). You could cancel the room at no obligation till 3 days before arrival.


You want to present a topic, get involved or have questions?

Please get in touch with

Nina Ruckhaber
Conference manager

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