Rundfunkchor Berlin
Press Release 03/09/20
»Time Travellers«
A journey through time
With its new production »Time Travellers«, the Rundfunkchor Berlin and it’s conductor Gijs Leenaars embarks on a journey through time, creating the next project in their series of interdisciplinary performances including »human requiem« and »LUTHER dancing with the gods«. For four nights, a horizon is opened that the choir as well as the audience will travel together. Music by Dove, Brahms and Debussy, a media production by Nick & Clemens Prokop and choreography by Shang-Chi Sun will tell the story of the becoming and passing of all things of life.
A person reflects and looks back upon their life, with all its detours and branches, the small disputes and major battles and the joys along the way. Expressing an unquenched thirst for life, this person calls out: »O earth, return!« Could we start life all over again? As human beings, all of us are time travellers. However, not solely the reflection of the past is a central part of our thoughts, but also the future, with all its uncertainties. What gives us hope for the upcoming? Would we dare to travel forward in time?
With »Time Travellers«, the Rundfunkchor Berlin opens up a further dimension of experi-encing music. The division between stage and auditorium is dissolved and the
audience is placed right in the middle of actors and scenery. Images, space and sounds are woven into each other and invite the audience on a journey through their own life, engaging all their senses.
»The Passing of the Year« by the British composer Jonathan Dove serves as the back-bone of the evening. The song cycle sets poems by William Blake, Emily Dickinson and other poets to music for two choirs and piano. In addition, music by Johannes Brahms, Claude Debussy, John Dowland and Robert Heppener will be brought to life.
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 » Time Travellers 1 (c) Photo: Rundfunkchor Berlin
 » Time Travellers 2 (c) Photo: Nick & Clemens Prokop
 » Time Travellers • Trailer

Radialsystem, Berlin
25th, 27th, 28th, 29th of March 2020
Wed Fri Sat 8pm • Sun 6 pm
Johannes Brahms
»O schöne Nacht« op. 92 No. 1
»Sehnsucht« op. 112 No.1
for choir and piano
Claude Debussy
parts of the 1. and 2. book
for piano solo
Jonathan Dove
»The Passing of the Year«
for double choir and piano
John Dowland
»Flow, my tears«
for voice and lute
Robert Heppener
for four choirs a cappella
Josette Micheler – Alto
Karline Klemm – Child’s Voice (from the Kinderchor der Komischen Oper Berlin)
Hendrik Heilmann – Piano
Wolfgang Katschner – Lute
Annapaola Leso – Performer
Chris Jäger – Performer
Nick & Clemens Prokop – Media Production
Shang-Chi Sun – Choreography
Rundfunkchor Berlin
Gijs Leenaars – Conductor
Tickets: 48 Euro (no seating)
A production of the Rundfunkchor Berlin in cooperation with Radialsystem.
Funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds.
Rundfunkchor Berlin
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Chief Conductor
Gijs Leenaars
Managing Director
Hans-Hermann Rehberg
Rundfunk Orchester und Chöre GmbH Berlin
General Manager
Anselm Rose
Chairman of the board of trustees
Rudi Sölch
Bundesrepublik Deutschland,
Land Berlin,
Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg
Amtsgericht Charlottenburg
HRB 4058
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