Concert design

Location: Fortuna | Kellerbar

Concert design

Workshop presented by Deutsche Chorjugend

Always wanted to make your choir or a cappella concert special ?
Many ensembles now look for different ways to make their shows more exciting, lively, relevant and interactive.
We look at ways to break up the traditional concert format: How do we incorporate the space we perform in with its peculiarities and its acoustic ? How do we play with the audience ? How can we use elements of other arts disciplines - theatre, performance art, visual arts - to create an uninterrupted, dramatic arch ? And ultimately - how can we tell a story ?
This is about creative, innovative ways to look at performance and create an immersive experience for your audience.

Teacher: Clara Schürle

Clara Schürle

Clara Schürle is specialized in music education, new concert formats and project management. She studied Musicsociology at Humboldt University Berlin. Her interest in communicating music and new concert formats led her in 2010 to netzwerk junge ohren e.V., where she worked for the European competition YEAH! Young EARopean Award. As assistant director for staged family concerts she gathered experiences in venues like Lucerne Festival, Konzerthaus Wien or the National Opera House Kiev. As a freelancer she runs workshops (e.g. kultursegel e.V.), develops and moderates concert formats (e.g. Staatsoper Berlin) and supports the European network for professional chamber choirs Tenso. Since 2018 she works as project manager for Deutsche Chorjugend.

Teacher: Tobias Hug

Tobias Hug

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.

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