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Team

Tobias Hug

Tobias Hug
Artistic director

Explorer of the human voice and passionate teacher, vocal entrepreneur and  Tobias has been singing, teaching, travelling for 20 years and is deeply involved with the international choral, beatbox and a cappella scene. He performs with his group Beatvoxand the World Beatbox Team Champions The Beatbox Collective. With the choir  London Voices he has contributed to countless movie soundtracks (e.g. The Hobbit, Interstellar). Born and raised in Freiburg, Germany, he moved to London and between 2001-2012  sang with Grammy-Award winning a cappella group The Swingle Singers. As their bass (and for a few years as Artistic Director) he performed in more than 700 concerts and took part in collaborations with Bobby McFerrin, Monty Python and Zubin Mehta. Tobias has been co-founder and Artistic Director of several a cappella festivals (e.g Vocalmente, London A Cappella Festival) and in 2017, directed the Worlds Largest Beatbox Choir (6500 children in Hong Kong) entering the Guinness Book of Records. He holds a Master in Rhythmic Choir Conducting and Vocal Leadership from the Royal Academy of Aalborg.

>> Tobi's artist page on Facebook

 

Nina Ruckhaber

Nina Ruckhaber

Nina Ruckhaber studied Music and Mathematics, but now works full time for the event management company Reservix, for whom she is in charge of the Humboldtsaal Freiburg. She has been a member of Jazzchor Freiburg (conducted by Bertrand Gröger) since 2010, and has also managed the choir part time for seven years. She is also vice chairwoman of the Deutsche Chorjugend (German Choral Youth) and was appointed to the advisory council Choir as well as to the federal expert panel media of the Deutscher Musikrat (German Music Council) in 2018. Nina Ruckhaber runs the vocal blog “Ninas VoxBox”.

www.ninasvoxbox.de

 

Unduzo

Vocal Band UNDUZO from Freiburg, Leipzig and Hamburg have been performing together since 2009. The band uses all facets of a cappella in pop music to bring their musical ideas and concepts into reality. Different vocal styles mingle with beatbox and live looping: This concept has won Unduzo many awards both nationally and internationally.

Unduzo are: Julian Knörzer, Richard Leisegang, Patrick Heil, Cornelius Mack and Julie Mbodjé

www.unduzo.de

 

Dörte Zillessen

The cultural, music and project manager Dörte Zillessen has been the organisatory presence behind three Deutsche Chorfeste (German Choir Festival) and four and a half chor.coms in her function as head of the Artistic Administration of the Deutscher Chorverband (German Choir Association). A carpenter by trade, student of musicology and graduate economist advises and supports festivals, ensembles and musicians with administrative matters and brings clarity and structure into matters substantial and organisational.

 

Arrival

 

Concert Venue Talvogtei (Festival Centre)
Talvogteistraße 12
79199 Kirchzarten
Germany

Concert Venue Volante
Oberrieder Str. 6
79199 Kirchzarten
Germany

Concert Venue Catholic Church of St. Gallus
Kirchplatz
79199 Kirchzarten
Germany

Festival Office (during the time of the festival)
Sozialraum ewk GmbH
Talvogteistraße 3
79199 Kirchzarten
Germany

 

Transport to the Festival

By train:

From Freiburg Hbf Main Station, regional trains run to Kirchzarten at least every hour (usually twice per hour). Journey Time 13 min. The festival area a 10 minute walk from Kirchzarten train station.

 

By car:

travel via the Autobahn A5 coming from south (Basel / Switzerland) or north (Karlsruhe/ Frankfurt) and take the exit Freiburg Mitte. Take the B31 in the direction of Donaueschingen to the exit Kirchzarten. Take the L126, make a left turn onto the Freiburger Straße towards Kirchzarten and another left turn into the Talvogteistraße.


By plane:

Closest Airport is the Euro-Airport Basel-Mulhouse (BSL): the Airport Shuttle / Flixbus takes you directly from the french exit of the airport to Freiburg Hauptbahnhof Main Train Station. Journey time 55 minutes.
www.flixbus.de
Regional trains run to Kirchzarten at least every hour (usually twice per hour). Journey Time 13 min. The festival area a 10 minute walk from Kirchzarten train station.

From Frankfurt International Airport (FRA): High-speed trains (ICE) are running regularly to Freiburg Hauptbahnhof Main Train Station. Journey Time appr 2-3 hours
Regional trains run to Kirchzarten at least every hour (usually twice per hour). Journey Time 13 min. The festival area a 10 minute walk from Kirchzarten train station.

Zurich Airport (ZRH): High-speed trains (ICE) are running regularly to Freiburg Hauptbahnhof Main Train Station via Zurich Main Train Station. Journey Time appr. 2-3 hours.
Regional trains run to Kirchzarten at least every hour (usually twice per hour). Journey Time 13 min. The festival area a 10 minute walk from Kirchzarten train station.

Accomodation

Hotel Die Krone
Hauptstraße 44
79199 Kirchzarten
Tel.: +49 (0) 7661 / 97 98 0
www.krone-kirchzarten.de

 

Hotel Sonne
Hauptstraße 28
79199 Kirchzarten
Tel.: +49 (0) 7661 / 90 19 90
www.sonne-kirchzarten.de

 

Hotel Fortuna
Hauptstraße 7
79199 Kirchzarten
Tel.: +49 (0) 7661 / 39 80
www.hotel-fortuna-kirchzarten.de

 

Campingplatz Kirchzarten
Dietenbacher Straße 17
79199 Kirchzarten
Tel.: +49 (0) 7661 / 90 40 910
www.camping-kirchzarten.de

For festival visitors, we have negotiated the following special conditions: Adults (16 years and over) pay 12€/night, children aged 4-15 pay 7€/night (all ancillary charges included). These conditions only apply to festival visitors within the part of the camping site reserved for BFV participants, where you may choose your space freely (prices do NOT apply to pitches or rental units). Please mention that you're a Black Forest Voices participant during the booking process, and present your festival pass at arrival and check in.

The tourist information Kirchzarten helps at finding guest-night and information about the village.
Contact: +49 7661 907 980, tourist-info@dreisamtal.de

Pensions, holiday flats and hotels in Kirchzarten and the region under Booking.com, HRS, Tripadvisor or other

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FAQs

I've bought a Festival Pass. How can I choose the workshops I want to take part in?
We'll be in touch by the end of May to ask you which of each three simultaneous workshops you want to take part in. Our goal is to get everyone their first choice!


Unfortunately, I can't come to the whole festival - can I still take part in a workshop?
Festival Pass owners' workshop preferences are considered first. The remaining free spots for individual workshops will go on sale at least 2 weeks before the festival. If you subscribe to our newsletter, you'll be the first to find out!