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Berlin State- and Cathedral Choir

Berlin State and Cathedral Choir

The Staats- und Domchor Berlin is the boys' voice choir of the Berlin University of the Arts. It is considered the oldest musical institution in Berlin. The first evidence refers to the year 1465, when the Elector Friedrich II of Brandenburg hired five "Singeknaben" for his "Dhumkerke".

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At present the Berlin State and Cathedral Choir is providing training to approximately 250 choirboys and 75 young men in 11 different choir groups. The groups have different tasks and age profiles depending on the skills and abilities of the singers.

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Young, talented singers wanted!

The Staats- und Domchor Berlin regularly invites boys aged five to seven and older boys with a musical background to audition. It acquaints visitors with its youth development programme through a concert presentation. With the right talent, singers can gain access to a free and qualified musical education with the Staats- und Domchor. You can find the next date under the following button.

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Choir conductor

Kai-Uwe Jirka has held the positions of Professor for Choral Conducting and Conductor of the Berlin State and Cathedral Choir at the Berlin University of Arts since 2002; he has also held the position of Artistic Director of the ‘Sing Akademie zu Berlin’ since 2006.

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Services and concerts

The Staats- und Domchor Berlin sings regularly at worship services and cathedral vespers in the Berlin Cathedral. The accomplished singers can also be experienced in large concerts in the church or in smaller formations in the chamber concert in the baptismal and wedding church of the cathedral.

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