Singing brings joy, singing together creates a joyful togetherness and community!
This conviction meets the idea of local connectedness and global connections at Black Forest Voices (BFV) - and thus creates a place, a platform of gatherings, exchange, and learning from each other:
With BFV, a new international vocal festival was born in Kirchzarten in the Black Forest in 2019, after its inventor Tobias Hug, a native of Kirchzarten and former singer with "The Swingles", joined forces with the vocal band Unduzo, vocal blogger Nina Ruckhaber ("Ninas VoxBox") and music and project manager Dörte Zillessen to form the artistic and organizational BFV team:
In concerts and open stages, in workshops and coaching sessions, in a beautiful and inspiring atmosphere on the festival site with good, local food and drinks, in talks and sing-alongs, local, national and international participants, (fellow) singers, audience, choirs, coaches, teachers, vocal ensembles and vocal bands of all levels and ages meet and exchange ideas, listen to each other and learn from each other.
The beauty and structures of the village of Kirchzarten and its surroundings on the edge of the Black Forest are integrated and utilized. Black Forest Voices (BFV) has become a vocal festival rooted in the Dreisamtal and Black Forest - with a beam of influence far beyond the region.
In addition to concerts of regional, national and international choirs and vocal bands that attract large audiences, the focus of the festival, YOUNG Black Forest Voices, is on working with and providing further training for young choirs and a cappella singers, as well as on teaching singing - especially singing together - in a pedagogically sound yet playful way.
Black Forest Voices takes place annually in the summer: The successful kick-off in 2019 was followed by festivals marked by the Corona pandemic, the Black Forest Voices Web.stival 2020 and the Black Forest Voices DAY 2021. The next festival will take place from June 16 to 19, 2022.