The award-winning vocal band ONAIR (Berlin, Germany) is one of the stars in the world of a
cappella music. ONAIR exploded onto the scene in 2013 and have fast established themselves as one
of Europe’s most exciting a cappella groups.
Well on their way to the elite of the world’s vocal ensembles, ONAIR have been racking up 1st prizes
in vocal ensemble competitions ever since their début in 2013. They were the winners of the contest at AAVF 2013. ONAIR is well known for artful vocal arrangements, for an intense energy and stage presence and strong emotional connection between the singers on stage as well as a for a powerful, transparent even sometimes ethereal sound.
With lavish interpretations of songs by rock and pop icons such as Led Zeppelin, Prince, Queen and
Whitney Houston, Linkin Park, Depeche Mode, Coldplay and many more expect a show full of innovation and drama. More About ONAIR
Since its inception in 2009, the Ndlovu Youth Choir has become one of the world’s most loved choirs. Their unique musical arrangements, powerhouse vocals, irresistibly combined with mesmerising choreography and infectious energy have inspired millions across the globe.
Eleven years after turning an after-school programme (The choir was formed by the Ndlovu Care Group’s Orphan and Vulnerable Children Programme) into a recording and touring career, the choir uses their talents to beautifully share their inspirational story through music.
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Using only their voices and innovative live looping techniques, international vocal sensation FreePlay sings you around the world without leaving your seat. New York jazz, UK pop, European classical, Indian ragas, Brazilian samba… FreePlay does it all, a cappella. Partners in music and in life, Canadians Dylan Bell and Suba Sankaran delight in sharing their unique and virtuosic a cappella style around the world, with performances in over 20 countries across 6 continents. ‘Beyond Incredible!’ (Mark Kibble, Take 6). ‘Beautiful and Impressive!’ (Sara Davey).
Vocal Line’s proclaimed goal is to act as a front-runner of the development of rhythmic choir singing, nationally as well as internationally. The music of Vocal Line springs from the Danish choir tradition and represents a strong fusion of rock, pop and jazz.The sound of Vocal Line is characterised by joining grandiose, Nordic tones with personality and empathy in well sounding, richly detailed and experimental arrangements. No one sounds quite like Vocal Line!
Our mandate is to give a voice to the voice, to inspire innovation and collaboration, and to welcome singers of all stripes and all levels to explore something new. In these most unusual times. In our 9th season, SING! took the once in a century opportunity to provide a showcase and platform for a cappella artists from around the world – virtually. In our 10th anniversary season we continue to bring you the best in concerts and workshops from across the globe. Our Artistic Directors have designed a stellar line-up that crosses cultures, demographics, and musical styles, including a special retrospective of our 10 incredible years. Tickets and passes available at http://www.singtoronto.com
Over one million singing and supporting members in around 15,000 choirs – the German Choral Association (DCV) is Germany’s first address for vocal music, under whose umbrella 20 member organisations and the German Choral Youth are organized. As a cultural and socio-political representative of the interests of singers in Germany, the DCV works together with strong cultural, social and political partners such as choral and music associations, federal and state music academies, universities or music publishers. The aim is to give choral singing and the subject of singing a strong voice both among the general public and among decision-makers in culture, politics and society. Among the projects and programs regularly organized and supported by the DCV are the German Choral Festival in alternating host cities, chor.com as a forum, professional congress and festival for the protagonists of the choral scene, the annual capital city festival Chor@Berlin, the initiative for singing in daycare centers and kindergartens “Die Carusos” as well as the professional and member magazine “Chorzeit – das Vokalmagazin”.
Diversity, encounters, inspiration: For the sixth time, the German Choral Association is inviting protagonists of the choral scene to immerse themselves in the world of vocal music at chor.com from September 23 to 26, 2021. The chor.com in the UNESCO City of Music Hannover offers choir directors, choir managers, music educators, cantors, publishers, singers and all others interested in choral music as Europe’s largest meeting place of the vocal music scene the opportunity to inform, exchange and develop new ideas far away from rigid genre or section boundaries.
More than 200 workshops, coaching sessions and reading sessions for all musical genres, ensemble forms and performance levels are the heart of chor.com. A top-class concert program in the halls and churches of Hannover as well as the chor.com trade fair, where music publishers, CD labels, universities, academies and music schools, professional associations and many more present themselves, complete the offer.
Whether digital choral work in the pandemic, singing as an intercultural bridge or voice training in elderly choirs – the wide range of workshops shows ways in which vocal music can be created and communicated in the future. A special focus this year is on Nordic choral music: different phenomena of musical life in Northern Europe will be examined and current vocal music from these countries will be presented.