Amateur singers and hobby musicians, be they soloists or ensembles, visitors or locals – they can all participate in the Sommer Music Festival.

After it could not take place due to the pandemic in 2020 rehearsals and performance of Verdi's "Prisoners' Chorus of Nabucco" will unite regional vocalists and instrumentalists, festival artists and festival guests this year. On Friday morning, August 5th, 11:11 a.m. the results will be performed in "Everyman's Verdi!" publicly. Admission to all sessions is free.

Verdi's work will be the central but not the sole focus of our (almost) daily choir sessions. Alexander Lüken will be including additional works that don’t overtax amateurs, but enrich their artistic experience. Even if you decide not to join the performance on August 5th, you’re welcome to join any and all of the choir sessions, the admission is free. Everyman’s Choir sings from August 1st – 5th, from 9:09 – 10:10 a.m. at the St. Johannis Church in Hitzacker. You will receive the scores at the first rehearsal on 1.8!

If your hobby involves a musical instrument, we invite you to participate in Everyman’s Verdi! and join the rehearsals that the Festival will be organizing. The rehearsals take place from August 1st – 5th, from 9:09 – 10:10 a.m. at the Freie Schule in Hitzacker. All instruments are welcome! You can download obligatory application forms for instrumentalists here. Please send us a mail to or a letter so we can get in touch with you with information and scores for the Verdi performance.

Festival artists’ classes: Aside from our Everyman’s Verdi project, amateur musicians can sign up for instruction with Festival artists. The classes will take place from August August 1st – 5th and the scheduling of the 60-minute sessions as well as the choice of works will be individually arranged depending on the number of interested participants. Price (Euros per hour): Solo instruction 40,–; Duet, Trio, Quartet 60,–; Quintet and beyond 75,–.

Particularly experienced singers can sign up for a vocal ensemble that will join Alexander Lüken to work on more ambitious a cappella pieces. Sessions of one hour every day August 1st – 5th. Total cost in Euros (for 5 days): 50,– Euros per person, members of the Society of Friends of the Summer Festival get in free.

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