Premiere of The Voices of Europe Project
After two years of preparation under pandemic conditions, The Voices of Europe Project will perform in front of a live audience for the first time on August 27th at the Federal President’s Citizens Festival in Berlin. The 25 singers with different European roots will present the ‘European Medley in 12 Languages’ in the park of Schloss Bellevue right before the welcome speech by Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
The Voices of Europe Project is about getting in touch with European languages and thus in intensive contact with Europe by singing together.
The choir’s first piece is the ‘European Medley in 12 Languages’, which is now being presented to a live audience for the first time. Old folk songs, some of which are several hundred years old and have long been regarded as carriers of national culture, are combined into a new piece of lively and modern European culture. The ‘European Medley in 12 Languages’ will be performed as a sing-along concert at the Federal President’s Citizens Festival. Concert-goers are encouraged to sing along; they become part of the medley and get to know 12 different languages. If you want to be there, you can only book a free ticket for the Citizens Festival via the Federal President’s website.
In the early evening, The Voices of Europe Project will appear in another special setting: the ‘Europe Medley in 12 Languages’ will be performed as an unplugged street concert in the Sony Center Berlin. There are no tickets, no admission, just an area in the Sony Center where the choir at 5pm appears surprisingly and the message ‘Europe’s diversity is everywhere’ appears musically.
Of course, this concert is also a sing-along experience, in which the audience is encouraged to join in. The two appearances are supported by Deutscher Sparkassen- und Giroverband e.V., Google and Hotel Berlin, Berlin. The Deutsche Bahn AG has been supporting the project from the very beginning.