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Eröffnen werden wir am Samstag Abend um 19.00 Uhr mit dem Pinneberger Gospelchor St. Martin’s Smile, denn wir bekennen uns zu unseren norddeutschen Festivalwurzeln.

Danach begrüßen wir Lo Còr de la Plana aus unserer Partnerstadt Marseille (F) , die in diesem Jahr auch Kulturhauptstadt Europas ist.

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Die Sänger aus Marseille haben sich den A Cappella-Gesängen der okzitanischen Tradition verschrieben. Auf ihrer Spurensuche entdecken sie auch ganz moderne Klangwelten.

Singen, klatschen, stampfen und grosse Rahmentrommeln – mehr nicht. Aber das groovt! Die fünf Sänger aus dem Quartier de la Plaine in Marseille haben sich der traditionellen Spurensuche verschrieben. Was sie dabei ausgraben ist alles andere als verstaubt. Wo die Zeit Löcher in die Überlieferung gerissen hat, helfen Erfahrung und Leidenschaft weiter. Zudem haben die Franzosen einen weiten Begriff von Tradition – die entsteht ja auch heute.

 

Und am Sonntag starten wir um 17.30 Uhr mit dem Workshopchor unter der Leitung von Anders Hornshøj um dann um 18.00 Uhr Jens Johannsen und seinen Chor Vocal Line aus Aarhus (DK) zu begrüßen.

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Vocal Line is a modern a cappella choir of 30 singers, conducted by Jens Johansen. The choir was formed in 1991 in Aarhus and has as their proclaimed goal to act as a front-runner of the development of rhythmic choir singing, nationally as well as internationally.
Through the years Vocal Line has constantly worked towards expanding the limits of a cappella music, and the choir continues aiming towards musically higher levels.

Throughout their 20 years of existence, Vocal Line has achieved great recognition all across Europe and in several parts of the world, furthermore, Vocal Line can boast of having received a wide range of international prizes. In 2010 the choir had the honour of performing alongside with world famous vocal artist Bobby McFerrin, first at Jazz at Lincoln Centre in New York City, later on during Aarhus Vocal Festival.

The music of Vocal Line springs from the Danish choir tradition. From this basis the choir has developed a very personal style made from a strong mix of inspiration from pop, rock and jazz. As only few a cappella ensembles Vocal Line manages to join great, grandiose, Nordic tones with personality and fervour.

These abilities, combined with the well sounding, detailed and constantly experimenting arrangements, allow Vocal Line to move and touch their audience time after time – not least thanks to the individual musical empathy of the singers that makes everything come together in a unique and very characteristic way.

- no one sounds quite like Vocal Line!

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