60th German-Scandinavian Music Week

International Choir and Orchestra Week

From March 23 to April 2, 2024, about 120 young musicians will meet at the German-Danish border for this choir and orchestra week. Within ten days, a demanding program will be developed, which will then be presented in two public concerts. The work takes place in tutti rehearsals as well as in register or voice rehearsals, which are led by instructors for the various choir and orchestra groups.

An important aspect of the music week is the international encounter. The focus is on encounters between Scandinavia, the Baltic States and Germany. However, the circle of participants is not limited to this. In 2023, a total of fourteen nations were represented.

Program 2023 - look at the flyer here.

Valse triste, op. 44 Jean Sibelius
5. Sinfonie, op. 100 Sergei Prokofjew
Choir and Orchestra
Finlandia, op. 26 Jean Sibelius
O clap your hands John Rutter
My soul, there is a country Hubert Parry
Notre Père Maurice Duruflé
Tykus, Tykus Vaclovas Augustinas
Nachtlied Max Reger
La Source Lili Boulanger

… and other works from the Northern
European choral repertoire, including
works by Fanny Hensel, Johannes
Brahms, Monica Åslund, Knut
Nystedt and Rihards Dubra.

Choir or orchestra?

When registering, we ask for a commitment for the choir or the orchestra atelier. All participants will also have the opportunity to take part in joint choral singing as well as to work on chamber music in a wide variety of instrumentations. The results of this work will be presented in three house concerts during the music week. Scandinavian and international folk dance will also be offered as a joint event.

The course is intended for music students and music teachers who want to broaden their experience in orchestral playing, and for good amateurs who can meet the high demands of the program, as well as active choir singers (choir experience and sight-singing skills are required). Working languages are English and German, minimum age is 16 years.

You can download the flyer for the DSM 2023 here

Have a look at the commemorative publication for the 50th anniversary of the German-Scandinavian Music Week (1962-2012) here:

Commemorative publication (german language)