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  1. The English-Speaking Music Ensembles e.V. (ESME) Singers, founded here on Toytown in 2008, have been asked to sing carols for the Christmas Market from the Rathausbalkon above Marienplatz.  We will perform 10 songs, mostly carols with a couple winter songs thrown in, from 17.30 – 17.55.  We will probably all go have Glühwein afterwards (and maybe some before!).   Rehearsals for this very special opportunity begin this week, on Wednesday, Sept. 5.  We will also be rehearsing for our Dec. 9 Christmas concert together with the ESME Orchestra and Big Band at the Gasteig.  If you join, we would expect you to perform at both events.  They'll have different repertoire -- the Gasteig concert will only feature half the carols, but will definitely feature at least one joint piece with our 45-member orchestra.  Plus also we have a rehearsal Weekend Away every year, Nov. 9-11 this year at Schloss Alteglofsheim near Regensburg, which is extreme fun.  (Everybody's voice range has dropped a bit by Sunday because of the late nights...)   (Photo by Ramessos on Wikipedia)   ESME has been trying for years to get to do this caroling gig.  Most choirs have already been doing it for 30 years, so some choir must have retired -- similar to trying to get a season ticket for FC Bayern -- who are the other people most often pictured on that balcony when they celebrate their championships.     Even if you're just here for the next few months, this could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you.  We would like to be able to do this every year, but maybe they're switching to rotating through the 80 choirs Munich has!  ESME is one of the few that rehearse in English though, perfect for the international community.   The choir rehearses on Wednesdays from 19:15 - 21:15 at   Kulturzentrum GOROD Hansastrasse 181 81373 Munich Please let us know with this form if you'd like to come along and try us out!  (We do not hold formal auditions, but you will get a four-week trial period to decide if you'd like to join. And of course like all choirs, we need more men than women, but do tell us all about your experience and maybe our conductor will be convinced!   If you don't want to sing, maybe you play double bass or trombone? In that case, the orchestra or Big Band could use you!  Fill out that same form... and if you just want to see the show, add it to your digital calendar with our Facebook events:   Dec. 9 concert Dec. 17 carols at Marienplatz Christkindlmarkt     ---------------------------------------------- Formerly known as the TT Orchestra and Singers, the English-Speaking Music Ensembles formed an Orchestra of 5 people at the end of 2008 and now have an orchestra of 45 people, a choir of 60 and a Big Band -- and we became an e.V. in 2011.   We usually play about 2 - 3 concerts a year. In 2010 we had our debut at the Gasteig. We're about *everyone* enjoying playing, no matter their standard or the last time they even looked at an instrument. We're also about having fun and enjoying a good social life! Rehearsals are all in English, and the Singers don't even need to know how to read music -- though you should be able to carry a tune..
  2. We have a nicely-balanced group of men and women focusing on solo repertoire, and ensemble singing. Right now, the focus is on Gospel and Afro-American Spirituals, with lots of solo opportunities and they're tons of fun. Private vocal instruction is also available.
  3. Hello all!   I'm choir director at a church in Friedrichshain and I'm organizing an English-language carol service this year. It's for expats but also for Germans (and people of other nationalities) who want to discover English-language Christmas carols.   It'll be a fairly standard "Service of Nine Lessons and Carols" with carols and hymns sung by the congregation - and hopefully with a choir as well, which is why I'm looking for experienced choristers, preferably English native speakers, who'd like to join us.   So choristers - here's a little choir project for you, with a performance on December 14th and several rehearsals before that (dates not fixed yet). Get in touch if you're interested!
  4. We are looking for singers for the next season. Beginners are very welcomed too! We are a pop choir (Beatles, Sting, Blondie, David Bowie...oldies hits) mostly made out of expats, looking forward to have fun together singing weekly. The level of the choir is beginner/intermediate.There are limited spots available! Sign up with this link for our Wednesday's weekly meeting. (We speak in English)
  5. Our current conductor may move, so our position is open!  Our amateur choir was founded here on Toytown in 2008 and became an e.V. in 2011.  Our musical variety is huge, and our socializing is legendary!  We perform two big concerts per year and sometimes smaller ad-hoc performances, also allowing for joint pieces with our organization's orchestra and Big Band.  The position is paid, competitive with other amateur choirs in town.  Our organization is run entirely in English as we are from more than 20 countries, and our Board and member committees do much of the organization of rehearsal rooms, performances, and recruitment that in many organizations are up to the conductor to take care of.   More details are available at our official job announcement:     We are also looking for a new Orchestra conductor, also for January 2019.     Both positions will involve some repertoire selection in November or December 2018.