Only three years after its founding in the fall of 2015, the Junges Consortium Berlin is already among the best youth choirs of Germany. The ensemble under the artistic direction of Vinzenz Weissenburger consists of about 30 young singers between 16 and 26 years of age, who have discovered for themselves the mixed sonorities of an a-cappella-choir. The repertoire ranges from works of the renaissance era to modern, contemporary pieces . The main goal at this is not only to preserve cultural heritage, but also to revive and reinterpret it.
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The artistic cornerstones of the young ensemble are its pure intonation, a musically challenging programming and an exceptional homogenity in sound in alliance with a youthful timbre. All members have longstanding and often shared choir experience, which creates a deep sense of bonding and a trusted atmosphere.
The Junges Consortium Berlin stands for diversity, tolerance and an equality of opportunity! All members engage locally and internationally in the lowering of barriers, creating a common space for young people to overcome differences regardless of personal or financial background. Therefore the Junges Consortium Berlin consciously refrains from charging a membership fee.
The grown artistic level shows up by the invitation of the choir to the 16th Int. Kammerchorwettbewerb Marktoberdorf and reached an Achievement Level II - very good performance in 2019 after winning several other European competitions.
The Junges Consortium Berlin is always on the lookout for challenges, for something new and wants to reach beyond familiar grounds, both musically and geographically. The young choir cultivates connections to youth choirs of other nationalities and by doing so is in constant exchange about how music is made and experienced by young people of other cultures. A trip to the Doha Youth Choir of Qatar in October 2016 has been a first opportunity to fulfill this musical and cultural curiosity and has been a great inspiration. International friendships are furthermore cultivated with the Turku Cathedral Youth Choir and the Vaskivuori Upper Secondary School Chamber Choir from Finland, whom the ensemble met in June 2017 during a concert tour to Finland. In spring 2018 the choir gave a concert tour through Germany and in autumn another one through Slovenia and Croatia, during which the Junges Consortium participated at the choir competition Istramusica in Porec, Croatia. Also, an artistic bond to the Teldex Studios and the University of Arts in Berlin allowed for professional studio recordings, which took place in April of 2017 and in July of 2018.
The idea to found the Junges Consortium Berlin was formed by a group of young people that had been singing together since childhood and had grown out of the age span of children’s choirs, but not out of the desire to make music together. The ensemble was able to win over the successful Berlin-based conductor Vinzenz Weissenburger as an artistic director. The Junges Consortium Berlin could be called into life as the youth choir of the Musikschule City West in September of 2015 thanks to his engagement.