Dear singing friends from all over Europe, near and afar!
We are happy to announce that a 2nd European Bahá'í Choral
Festival will be taking place this year:
May 29th - June 2nd 2019
too, can be an active part of this wonderful, uplifting event and can help
strengthen the bonds of fellowship and harmony across the Bahá'í community in
Be one of up to 120 singers who will first learn the a cappella choir music individually at home, and then will all come together for four days of intensive rehearsals to produce two beautiful concerts of sacred music.
You will be provided with sheet music and access to sound files, and will receive written support from the musical director, all to assist with the music preparation at home.
The pieces we will be singing vary in styles and languages. This year the holy writings of the Báb and Bahá'u'lláh will be intoned in eight different languages: Albanian, Arabic, English, Finnish, French, German, Spanish and Swedish. And because you will be provided with recordings of every single part well in advance, you will be able to sing in languages you may not have even considered singing in before!
Many of the songs are written by composers from all over the world, specially for this occasion. Most of the chosen pieces are based on the writings of the Báb, as we will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of his birth this year.
The rehearsals will take place in the Hazíratu'l Quds in Hofheim-Langenhain in Germany which is situated in a beautiful landscape and in view of the European Bahá'í House of Worship, allowing the singers to see it during practice!
On the fifth day of the festival two concerts (11 a.m. and 1 p.m.) will be held in the House of Worship. Additionally, after lunch, we will sing in the House of Worship at 3 p.m. during the devotion, then it is time to say good-bye and the festival will end.
If you feel inspired and want to get more information about the festival, such as accommodation, meals, transportation and registration, please look up our website www.bahaichoralfestival.de.
Please don’t be disheartened if you are unable to attend due to your financial situation. This wonderful event is being supported by Bahá’í friends, so please reach out to us if you need financial support.
40 places for singing friends are still available.
We are looking forward to seeing you on May 29th - June 2nd 2019 in Langenhain.
With loving Baháí greetings,
Ameli Dziemba Svenja Birn
festival’s musical director the festival’s managing
2019 March 26