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Opening Gala „Servus in Munich“

A Bavarian evening on Wednesday with Patrick Lindner, d’Schwuhplattler, Alpen Klezmer, and Alphorn blowers. TV host and musician Traudi Siferlinger will teach everyone an authentic yodel.
Followed by Get Together: After the Opening Gala all choirs will meet in the Gasteig foyers accompanied by atmospheric lounge music.
Only registered participants are admitted.

Choir Concerts

From Thursday to Sunday, May 10th to 13th, the choir and ensemble concerts are the heart of the festival. Every choir has a 30 minute slot to perform in the afternoons and on Sunday morning in one of the concert halls of the Gasteig: Philharmonie, Carl-Orff-Saal, Black Box, Kleiner Konzertsaal.


Sing-along concert Carmina Burana

This is one of the top of the festival. On Saturday 12 May, 8 PM, the queer choirs will sing Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana together with everyone in the audience at Munich’s Odeonsplatz square. A musical spectacle for 3,000 singers – and for anyone who wants to sing along.
Our singalong concert stands for an open society and against hostility to minorities. At the same time, we want to take a public stand and be visible as a community in the heart of Munich.

Rehearsal with orchestra: Odeonsplatz 11 AM, assembling from 10 AM
Sing-along concert: Odeonsplatz 8 PM, assembling from 7 PM
Arrangement by voice groups: soprano 1+2, alto 1+2, tenor 1+2, bass 1+2 (helpers and signage on site)
More information: music tutorials, download sheet music

City-stage with beergarden

From Thursday to Saturday, May 10th to 12th, Various Voices invites you to the colorful street party in Max-Joseph-Platz. During all three days choirs will perform highlights from their shows on stage in between 1:30 and 8:00 PM. Typical Munich: in the beergarden you can eat, drink, and chat.

Festival Gala „München in Space – an interGALActic Concert Night“

In the star system of Monaco, on the planet Gasteigon, a space ship has landed: The Full Harmony! Its new owner, Gloria Gray, plans an interGALActic party on Friday, May11th, and has invited all her friends and some Special Guests like Conchita and Andreas Scholl. There is one problem, however: apart from the technically-ungifted steward Ingo Brosch there is no crew. An ad in Spacebook should help to find new staff. And indeed a number of colourful time-travelling candidates show up. Unfortunately, though, autocorrect had swiftly changed the word CORPS to CHOIR , and so Gloria and Ingo wonder why the potential new crew are incessantly singing. When by a silly coincidence a self-destruction mechanism becomes activated, time begins to run out ...
In order to make it possible for all guests to enjoy the Gala Concert it will take place twice.
Followed at 10:30 PM by a big Space Party in the Gasteig Foyer.


Beachparty Lake Starnberg „München Ahoy!“

On Thursday evening, we will say „Munich ahoy!“ with a fleet of four excursion ships on Lake Starnberg, performances and a big party by the lake in the Undosa Beach Club including fireworks display.

Ship departures:

MS Starnberg: 7:00 + 10:00 PM
MS Seeshaupt: 8:00 PM
MS Bayern: 9:00 PM

Outward journey:

S-Bahn München, Rosenheimerplatz (near Gasteig):
4:05 PM every 20 minutes (40 min.)
Regionalbahn München, Munich Central station:
4:59 + 5:59 + 8:59 + 7:59 PM (17 min.)
NB: MVG (Munich city transport) tickets are also valid on the regional trains.

Return journey:

S-Bahn München, Starnberg
8:14 PM – 01:14 AM every 20 minutes (40 min.)
NB: The S-Bahn trains at 11:54 PM, 12:34 AM and 01:14 AM are additional trains that are not listed in the normal timetable!


Gasteig Clubbing

On Saturday, May 12th, the big Gasteig Clubbing will start – and all Gasteig foyers will turn into flowing dance floors. We guarantee there will be something for every taste, as Various Voices trusts in the know-how of the most popular party throwers in Munich’s LGBTI* scene: Garry Klein, and NY.Club. Also fans of the Eurovision Song Contest won’t have to go home, as we will broadcast the finals live in the Carl-Orff-Saal!


Movie "Who's Gonna Love Ne Now?"

At the “Museum Lichtspiele” theatre, in immediate proximity to the Gasteig, the 90-minute documentary movie “Who’s Gonna Love Me Now” (UK/ISR 2016, directors: Tomer Heymann and Barak Heymann) will be screened in the English original version with discussion afterwards. The award-winning film portrays Saar Maoz, a Jewish member of the London Gay Men’s Chorus, one of our participating choirs. 20 years after he was cast out by his Israeli family, Saar returns to his home country. Is reconciliation with his family possible?

Friday, May 11, 4:30 PM, Museum Lichtspiele, Lilienstr. 2. Tickets im Kino

Closing event „Servus Munich – see you in...?“

On Sunday, May 13th, premiere of a commissioned piece composed specifically for Various Voices, performed by the Festival Orchestra. Also: Passing on the baton to the future host of Various Voices 2022, for which Mallorca, Bologna, Brussels and Reykjavik have applied.
Only registered participants are admitted.