• Camp 2018


    We differentiate between Studios, Workshops and the Tuttirehearsal .

    Projectpartner: Werkstatt der Kulturen, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Musikschule Paul Hindemith Neukölln, Begegnungschor Berlin

    number of participants: 200, age 7-77

    Repertoire: Songs, improvisations to the motto “Home and Community“ - Arrangements in different languages

    Time: 6.-12.8.2018

    Schedule (PDF-Download)

    Location: Werkstatt der Kulturen

    Aktions starting from the 10th. until the 12th of august 2018: Düttmann-Kiez, Hermannplatz, Werkstatt der Kulturen, Kraftwerk, Schloss Britz

    Charge: Children/Teenager/Student: € 75, Geschwisterermäßigung € 10
    Adults: € 100 bis € 150 depending on the decretion of the person
    Charge in combination with a Berlinpass € 20 (please send it to "info@singalongberlin.de")

    Small Participation: € 35 (PDF-Download)

    Please transfer the money to:
    iQULT GmbH
    IBAN: DE 75 1004 0000 0337 7934 00
    Reason for transfer: Participation at singalongberlin 2018



  • Studios 2018


    Studios are a small group of people. The entire week, every group will be engaged in a certain type of music. We give you the opportunity to choose between four different groups in the first steps of your application. You are going to learn four different songs. Four mentors of the Berliner Rundfunkchor are going to keep an eye on every studio to offer their help and support if needed. Furthermore they offer the opportunity of private tutoring. In addition you are going to rehearse a piece of music of every other studio during the Tutti. In the Tutti all of the participants rehearsal together.



    Traditional Choir. Musical Direction: Heike Peetz-Glintenkamp

    Circle Songs/ Improvisation. Musical Direction: Michael Betzner-Brandt

    Pop/ Jazz. Musical Direction: Daniela Bartels

    Songs of communion/ Protest songs. Musical Direction: Neo Muyanga


    Musical Direction

    Traditional Choir

    Musical Direction: Heike Peetz-Glintenkamp


    Circle Songs/ Improvisation

    Musical Direction: Michael Betzner-Brandt

    lives in Berlin and works as a conductor, author, pedagogue and pianist for silent movies. He develops groovy contemporary choir music with his award winning choir "Fabulous Fridays", which is published with Carus-Verlag. He also is the founder and director of the "Ich-kann-nicht-singen-Chor" ("I-cannot-sing-choir"), the Rock-Pop choir 60+ "High Fossility" and "Begegnungschor Berlin - Berliner singen mit Geflüchteten" ("Berliners sing with refugees"). He has published books, organised numerous concerts and workshops with the theme  "creative choir-singing without sheetmusic".  www.CHORkreativ.de

    Pop/ Jazz

    Musical Direction: Daniela Bartels


    Songs of communion/ Protest songs

    Musical Direction: Neo Muyanga


    Neo Muyanga was born in Soweto. He studied the Italian madrigal tradition with choral maestro, Piero Poclen, in Trieste, Italy.
    In the mid 90’s he co-founded the acoustic pop duo, BLK Sonshine with Masauko Chipembere, garnering a following throughout Southern Africa and Internationally.
    Neo writes music plays, chorus songs and has a variety of works for chamber and large ensemble (his operetta, “the Flower of Shembe”, premiered to critical acclaim in 2012).
    He continues to tour widely both as a solo performer and in various band guises.
    Neo co-founded the Pan African Space Station in 2008 with Chimurenga’s publishing editor, Ntone Edjabe, as a continually evolving host of cutting-edge Pan African music and sound art on the internet and across stages in Cape Town and other parts of the globe



  • Workshops 2018

    The workshops will be the units wherein you will be able to try out scenework, dance and performance skills. As an artistic medium the workshops will intercede between singing - which means working a lot on yourself and your “instrument” - and the outside world. The exercises will enable you to create your own stage in the public space and to do so with confidence. They are meant to help you open up towards the outside world and towards strangers and enforce the idea behind “Sing along, Berlin!”. A frame of instructions for movement and play will equip all participants no matter how experienced they are with the tools to playfully improvise their activities at the Main Station. The studios described above will be split into four different workshops. These workshops will be run by dancers, performers, directors and drama teachers.



    Intercultural & Percussion

    Movement & Sense of place



    Intercultural & Percussion: Alfred Mehnert

    in cooperation with Wassim Mukdad (Oud/ Vocal) and Medhat Aldaabal (Dance/ Choreography)

    Alfred Mehnert

    has performed with the greatest and proved an incredible range from Jazz to Latin and electronical music. He has worked as a performer, a conférencier and as a lyricist during poetry slams in Kreuzberg's doss houses on the one hand and on the great stage of the "Deutsche Theater" on the other. He suddeeds as a teacher to overcome differences in age and social backgrounds and he manages to bring together formidable professionals in a jam that will captivate every witness.
    Wassim Mukdad

    was born in Syria, studied at the "Hoheren Musikinstitut" in Damaskus and lives and studies for three years in Berlin. He composes, directs and plays the Oud in different category such as Tarab, dance- and medieval music, which he connects with elements of other music cultures. Since his childhood he plays the oud and piano, strongly inspired b Munir Bashir, one of the greatest Oud-players of history. He studied with renowned professors such as Askar Alikbarov (Azerbaijan), Isam Rafee and Mohammad Othman (Syria). At present day Wassim studies musicology at the Humbold Universität zu Berlin and works on different music projects like the "Babylon Orchestra", is part of the "Kayan Project" and takes part in projects like "Musikplus Fusion" the education-programm of berlins philharmonics. All his musical projects show his vision of music as one of the most important means of communication, in order to connect people with different cultural and linguistic background and to interact with them on a deeply emotional level. 
     Medhat Aldaabal

    born in Damascus Syria, he studied theatre at the Institut for performing arts in Damascus. He worked in the Arab region with different groups, i.a. with the Enana Dance theatre, Syria (2009-2011), and the KOON theatre Group, Beirut, befor he came to Berlin in 2015. Here he participated in numerous workshops of contemporary dance and gives dance lessons to refugee children. Since 2017 he dances in Nir de Volffs production "Come as you are". Currently he hosts Dabke Community Dance-workshops in the Radialsystem together with Ali Hasan.


    Movement & Sense of place

    Workshop - Direction: Julia Strehler

  • Mentors from the Rundfunkchor Berlin - 2018




    Mentors from the Rundfunkchor Berlin - 2018

    Isabelle Voßkuhler Sopran

    was born in 1971 in berlin and studied musical theory and romance-studies. In 1992 she moved to the academy of music "Hannes Eisler" in Berlin to study singing. While still a student she sang as a freelancer for the Rias-Kammerchor, the NDR-Chor, the Collegium Vocale Gent and the Rundfunktchor berlin. She was accepted as a permanent member by the latter in 1997 whre she frequently is heard in solo parts. In the last years she has often performed in concerts dedicated to contemporary music with the Ensemble Integrales.

    Sabine Eyer Alt

    was born in Hagen and attended her studies in singing at the Academy for Music and Theatre in leipzig with Prof. Berthold Schmidt. She profited from artistic input by Bernarda Fink, Michael Volle, Anna Reynolds and Helena Lazarska in their master classes. She attended the song master classes of Prof. Sigmund Hjelset(Norwegian Singer) and Francoise Tillard (French Singer).
    As a soloist she has performed nationally and internationally in theatres, at concerts and at festivals including Gewandhaus Leipzig, Festival & Academy, Verbier and Mendelssohn Festtage, Leipzig. At the Opera Leipzig she sang the grandson in "Lohengrin" by Richard Wagner and Soprano II in "Diary of one that disappeared" by Leos Janacek. At the theatre in Chemnitz she performed Third Lady in "The magic Flute" and Hansel in "Hansel and Gretel" by Humperdinck.
    In February 2011 she became a permanent member of the Rundfunkchor Berlin. befor that she had performed with them frequently since 2008 as a freelancer.

    Axel Scheidig Bass

    was born in Sonneberg (Thüringen) and received his first musical training at the "Spezialschule für Musikerziehung" in Wernigerode and with the Rundfunk - Jugendchor Wernigerode. Between 1991 and 1997 he studied singing and musical theater in Weimar with Prof. H. Bante. He attended singing-classes with Schlick, Lorenz, Moll and Stämpfli. In 1997 Axel Scheidig received the award of the International Handel Competition in Halle.
    He was a founding member of the vocal ensemble "Die weimarer Hofsänger" which toured Paris, Verona, Athens and other places and won the award of the Deutsche Musikrat in 1998.
    From 2002 to 2004 he sang as a permament ensemble member of the Colegium Vocale Gent. As a soloist he performed for the theatres in Gera, Eisenach and Weimar in "Figaro's Wedding" by Mozart,"Die Kluge" by Orff,"Don Carlos" by Verdi, "Paris Life" by Offenbach. In 1998 he worked temporarily for the NDR Chor. Starting in 1997 Axel Scheidig sang for the Rundfunkchor Berlin as a guest and was given a permanent position in 2005. His solo performances include Sir John Tavener's "The Veil of the Temple" at the Hamburger Bahnhof (Berlin 2007) and Johann Sebastion Bach's "ST. Mathew Passion" under the musical direction of Sir Simon Rattle (Osterfestspiele Salzburg and Philharmonie Berlin, 2010).
    Together with three other singers of the Rundfunkchor Berlin Axel Scheidig is a member of the ensemble "Vokalzeit" and of the association of soloists "Die Charmonists" with whom he tours all over Europe. In 2010 he performed the part of Robert Biberti in the "Comedian Harmonist" production of the Saatstheater Darmstadt.


     Friedemann Hecht Tenor

    He studied musicology, music education and German pholology in Gießen as well as singing with the romanian soprano singer Eldemira Calomfirescu, the Wagner artist Menfred Jung, the baritone Anselm Richter and the oratory singer Kurt Equiluz at the international Bachakademie Stuttgart. Engagements invited him 1997 to the Opernchor of Theater Bielefeld, 1998 to the Opernhaus in Gelsenkirchen, Aalto Theater in Essen and finally the Chor der Deutschen Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin until 2007. Since then he follows his own path as a freelancer and sings regularly in the RIAS Kammerchor, the Rundfunkchor Berlin, the Rundfunkchor of the MDR, Balthasar Neumann-Chor at the Vokalconsort Berlin as well as in the Chor der Bayreuther Festspiele. In every domain he had his own solo-parts ahd co-operated with Simon Rattle, Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, Kent Nagano, Guiseppe Sinopoli, Christian Thielemann, Clausio Abbado, Michael Gielen and Kirill Petrenko. For over ten years he is a part of the COMEDIAN HARMONISTS TODAY as tenor.





  • Patronage 2018

    Foto: Bundesregierung / Jesco Denzel


    Dr. Franziska Giffey,
    Bundesministerin für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend


    Liebe Sängerinnen und Sänger,
    liebe Konzertbesucherinnen und -besucher,

    zusammen zu singen, schafft Gemeinschaft, ob in der Fankurve, unterm Weihnachtsbaum oder im Jugendcamp am Lagerfeuer. Wenn man gemeinsame Lieder hat, ist das Gefühl von Zuhause, von Zugehörigkeit, in der Regel nicht weit. Zusammen zu singen, verbindet aber auch über die Grenzen des gemeinsamen Liedguts hinweg. Klassiker aus Pop und Musical sind international bekannt, und selbst bei Liedern in fremden Sprachen gibt es oft einen Refrain, den man schnell mitsingen kann. Das Singen selbst nämlich ist kulturübergreifend. Als Einheit von Stimme und Worten, Klang und Rhythmus, und als Chorgesang, der vielfältige Stimmen zu einem besonderen Ganzen zusammenbringt, zählt das Singen zu den Fähigkeiten jedes Menschen und jeder menschlichen Gemeinschaft.

    In Berlin leben Menschen aus allen Staaten der Welt. Millionen von Menschen haben hier ihre Heimat gefunden, und Millionen von Liedern liegen gewissermaßen in der Luft. Kann man das verbinden, zu einem vielstimmigen Chor? „Sing along, Berlin!“ bringt Menschen verschiedener Herkunft und Altersstufen zu einem generationenübergreifenden Gesangsprojekt zusammen, in diesem Jahr unter dem Motto „Heimat – Zuhause“. Schon beim Proben wächst eine Gemeinschaft von sehr unterschiedlichen Sängerinnen und Sängern zusammen, die mehr verbindet als trennt.

    Natürlich bleibt es nicht beim Proben. „Sing along, Berlin!“ wird sich auch in diesem Jahr wieder durch die Stadt singen. Bei den Konzerten im öffentlichen Raum springt der Funke über. Der Zauber überträgt sich auf die Zuhörerinnen und Zuhörer. Singen bringt Lebensfreude und Spontaneität. Das passt zu Berlin. Ich wünsche allen Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmern beim Sommercamp 2018 viel Spaß und Erfolg und allen Besucherinnen und Besuchern der Konzerte aufregende, klangvolle Momente!


    Mit freundlichen Grüßen



    Dr. Franziska Giffey
    Bundesministerin für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend




  • Actions 2018

    Saturday, 11th. of August:

    11.00am - Düttmannplatz 12.00am - Hermannplatz 2.30pm - WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN


    Sunday, 12th. of August:

    2pm - Kraftwerk


    5pm - Schloss Britz