The Berlin Girls Choir was founded in 1986 at the protestant Lindenkirche in Berlin-Wilmersdorf. It is the oldest and largest choir school for girls in Berlin, and today it is part of the Academy of Music City West. Around 180 girls and young women, aged between 5 and 28, are singing in five groups. The girls in the concert choir (13 to 22 years) as the school’s target rehearse twice a week and also get voice training or singing lessons.
The choir’s repertoire comprises polyphonic literature for equal voices from all eras. A special focus lays on premieres of contemporary compositions. The girls regularly take part in projects of well-known Berlin concert choirs, radio choirs and orchestras and already performed under Hans-Christoph Rademann, Claudio Abbado, Ingo Metzmacher, Roger Norrington and Charles Dutoit. The choir groups also contribute to the Sunday concert series of the Berlin choir association at the Chamber Music Hall and to the vocal festival chor@berlin at Radialsystem V.
Moreover, the concert choir participates in international competitions and festivals where it gained several 1st and 2nd prizes. The Berlin Girls Choir also maintains partnerships with girls choirs from all over the world, Concert tours recently took it to Japan (2012), Denmark and Sweden (2015), Israel (2016) and Cyprus (2017).
The Berlin Girls Choir has already recorded seven CDs of its own.