Classical music may not be very popular these days, probably even less with people my age, but I believe you cannot deny the unadulterated power of human voices singing in unison, needing no other instrument but the one that is built in, resonating in a way that makes the music part of themselves in a very special way.
Yes, I might be overdramatic but that is exactly why I am so much looking forward to this coming Sunday when one of Hamburg’s finest and one of Germany’s oldest (193 years!) choirs will prove me right and inspire me to live a fuller life of honest emotion and heart-felt compassion – it features romantic poetry, after all. What? say you, you do not believe me? Well, you might have to come and see – hear – for yourself because if you do not, I can tell you what I want.
Even if you have already been to all the choir concerts around, there might be something new in store for you as the Hamburg Singakademie sets out to especially include lesser known pieces in their performances; this time featuring Johannes Brahms, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Robert Schumann and Sven-Eric Johanson.
I expect to be swept away. And I hope some of you will be there to pick me up off the floor afterwards.
When: Sun 16 June 2013, 6 pm
Where: St. Petri, Altona, Schillerstr. 24, 22767 Hamburg
How much: 12€/8€
More info: http://www.hamburger-singakademie.de
Tamara was listening to ‘Rose Tattoo’ by the Dropkick Murphys while writing this article.