BERvokal | The Festival

September 14 - 16, 2018
At the Pfefferberg Theater Berlin

In 2016, the annual international »BERvokal« A Cappella Pop Festival is going to take place for the fifth time already from September 14 – 16 in Berlin. Insightful workshops and rousing concerts attract participating performers and vocal enthusiasts to the Pfefferberg Theater in Berlin.

The festival is aimed at:

  • singers, choir directors, vocal enthusiasts.
  • semi-professional and professional vocal ensembles and choirs as active participants.
  • individuals who want to be active participants in the workshops.

Excellent coaches like Prof. Erik Sohn (2016), the members of our Headliner and further more will be working for three days in our Main Workshop with 6 young ensembles from all over Germany and beyond.

The audience is welcome to watch the experts teach and gain useful insights into professional rehearsal methods, also for their own use and benefits.

Additionally, the compact Open Ensemble Workshops are designed to provide further groups with the opportunity to receive advice, learn the latest techniques and work on new perspectives.

Individual participants can take part in a huge variety of further workshops in addition to the open Ensemble Workshops and our Main Workshop.

The grand finale is the Closing Concert with our BERvokal ensembles and our headliner SLIXS.

Our incentive for a vocal festival in Berlin?

Motivation

How popular and relevant vocal music can be is shown impressively by bands like the Wise Guys (more than 150.000 viewers per year) or worldwide hits like «Don't Worry, Be Happy», «Only You» oder «Caravan of Love». Furthermore, vocal music in Germany is a mass phenomenon, which again is shown by the growing numbers of semi-professional and amateur choirs.

With more than 1500 choirs and vocal ensembles, Berlin has established itself as the German capital of vocal music. Nevertheless, compared to other musical cities Berlin lacks a festival for vocal music with nationwide appeal and high standard. We want to change this!

We want to foster high level vocal music and bring it closer to a wide audience. Also, we want our festival to be a place where young vocal ensembles can learn from each other as well as formidable coaches and get the opportunity to create music together.

Initiators