Fest der Chorkulturen

April 29 – May 3, 2020 Berlin, Germany

„Alle Menschen werden Brüder“

In 2020 we celebrate Beethoven's 250th birthday with a great festival of choral cultures in the German capital: the Fest der Chorkulturen!

In cooperation with the Berlin Radio Choir, some of the best amateur choirs in the world will meet in Berlin to sing together, showcase the culture of their home countries on an international stage and celebrate a wonderful festival of friendship with the Berlin audience.

The event will focus on a unique world premiere: "Ever Us" is a piece by the British composer Roxanna Panufnik with a text by Jessica Duchen, which was written especially for the occasion.

In this work for 10 choirs and orchestra, each choir presents itself in an own part with its own special coloring, while the Rundfunkchor Berlin as the host guides through the piece.

Immediately afterwards the last movement of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony will be heard in a grand finale, where all performers and singers in the audience will join in: the "Ode to Joy".

A varied supporting program will fill other churches and stages in Berlin.

Günter Titsch © sagmalspaghetti GbR Hans-Hermann Rehberg © Peter Adamik


With the Festival of Choral Cultures 2020, we are welcoming some of the world's best amateur choirs to Berlin for the second time this year, turning the German capital into an international meeting place for choral music. INTERKULTUR and the Rundfunkchor Berlin will bring together nations and cultures from all over the world on stage in musical harmony, presenting the central message of Ludwig van Beethoven's 9th symphony: the bond between people in all their great diversity. 

Welcome to the Festival of Choral Cultures 2020 in Berlin!

Günter Titsch, President INTERKULTUR | Hans-Hermann Rehberg, Choir director Rundfunkchor Berlin

Event Details

Rundfunkchor Berlin
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra

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Participating Groups

International Soloist Ensembles
Ensembles of the International Fringe Festival


In addition to a wide range of theatres, museums, concert halls and opera houses, Berlin offers all the fascinating facets of a cosmopolitan city. Interesting tourist highlights, numerous historical and modern sights as well as a huge range of shopping and entertainment opportunities make a stay in Berlin a unique experience, even outside the Choir Festival. Those who stay a little longer in Berlin can also get to know the pretty quiet corners of the pulsating metropolis.