The choir and ensemble concerts are the heart of the festival. Every choir has a 30 minute slot to perform in one of the concert halls of the Gasteig in the afternoons and on Sunday morning. Additionally there are plenty of opportunities to perform in the blockbuster concerts, on one of the smaller stages in the Gasteig foyer or at the street festival on Saturday evening.
Singing together, listening to each other is the core of the festival. One joint project is the big singalong of Carmina Burana on one of the central city squares in Munich on Saturday. Therefore we will rehearse every midday from Thursday to Saturday. You will find more information on Carmina Burana Project.
Besides concerts and rehearsals we will set up a varied social programme packed with highlights and parties.
9. May 2018
|On the first evening there will be an opening ceremony in the biggest concert hall, the Philharmonie. In a Bavarian evening themed „Servus in München!“ ("Welcome to Munich!") we will bring traditional and modern folk music to the stage.|
|On Thursday evening, we’ll say „München ahoi!“ with a fleet of excursion ships on Lake Starnberg, performances and a big party by the lake in the Undosa Beach Club.|
11. May 2018
|On Friday we meet again in the Philharmonie for a glamorous musical and show-biz blockbuster concert. Prepare yourself for spectacular costumes and choreography. "München leuchtet" (Munich shines) – in all colours of the rainbow.|
12. May 2018
|On Saturday: "München singt!" In the middle of a street party we will make the city centre resound with Carmina Burana. Afterwards we will rock the many foyers of the Gasteig with live music and parties.|
13. May 2018
|We will fill the Philhamonie again in the early afternoon for the closing ceremony with the festival orchestra and the highlights of the festival. We will hand over the baton to the organising city of Various Voices 2022 and then we say „Servus München!“ ("Goodbye Munich!").|
Festival Programme Overview
Special events and secondary performances
Each choir has the opportunity to prove its abilities a third time, in addition to its 30-minute afternoon performance in the Gasteig and participation in the Carmina Burana Big Street Sing. Whether maritime at "München ahoy" on Lake Starnberg, intergalactic-spaced-out at "München in Space - an interGALActic concert night" in the Gasteig, or with your “best-of” performances at "München singt" on the stage at the Odeonsplatz - every special venue has its own charm!
You can download the guidelines for these secondary performances here.