The Bridges Choir unites refugees, migrants and resident singers – a place where strangers become friends.
The Bridges Choir is characterized by lived integration, cultural polyphony and musical innovation. Songs and melodies from all over the world and experiments with singing styles and vocal techniques, with or without sheet music, is what characterizes the Bridges Choir.
In addition to singing with artistic aspirations, the Bridges Choir is also a place for intercultural encounters.
Invited are singers – with and without vocal experience – who are interested in lesser-known choir literature from all over the world, in experimenting with the voice and in getting involved with the Bridges community.
Leana Alkema runs the Bridges Choir. She organises the rehearsals creatively, respects the different abilities of the participants and incorporates the different musical cultures in the repertoire. She connects elements such as free improvisation and the technique of sound painting. New and own compositions – also by the Bridges musicians – are included in the choir work.
The rehearsals take place every Thursday at 7 PM in the Freie Waldorfschule in Frankfurt, Friedlebenstraße 52, 60433 Frankfurt am Main.
(Rehearsals won’t take place during the Hessian school holidays)
Information and registration with the choir director: Leana Alkema à firstname.lastname@example.org
A special highlight was the Bridges Orchestra concert in April 2018, when the Bridges Choir helped to shape the musical piece “Heimat”.
The choir work was supported in 2018 by the fund “Partnerschaft mit Flüchtlingen für eine Willkommenskultur im Bistum Limburg “(„Partnership with refugees for a welcoming culture in the diocese of Limburg”).
A video of it can be found here: