Walking Concert with Rundfunkchor Berlin

Walking Concert with Rundfunkchor Berlin

The importance of developing contemporary forms of performance in the cultural sector is increasing, not least because of the events of the past year. Innovative models that work far away from enclosed spaces and large gatherings of people are in demand.

Put on your headphones, scan the QR code and listen to our walking concert!

“Walking Concert with Rundfunkchor Berlin” invites you to experience the ensemble in a venue that is not yet known: In the parks of Berlin. With the help of QR codes, we are taking the music by the Rundfunkchor out of concert halls and placing it directly in Berlin’s urban greenery. After scanning the QR code, it opens a link to a new piece of music. Free of charge, barrier-free and accessible to everyone!

Head out and explore the world of sounds of the Rundfunkchor Berlin in the midst of Berlin’s city greenery. Become a concert walker!

How do I find the audio stations?

At a total of seven audio stations you can experience the Rundfunkchor Berlin in the Tiergarten. You can recognise them by stickers that we have placed on benches and lanterns at the respective station. Look out for our typical orange colour!

The musical material here does not follow a predefined dramaturgy; that means there is no set route. So it is entirely up to you to explore the musical diversity of the Rundfunkchor on your own and discover it for yourself along the audio stations.

Feel free to plan your Walking Concert in advance!

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  • Am Schleusenkrug: Robert Schumann »Wenn mein Stündlein vorhanden ist« with text by Nikolaus Hermann
  • Fasanierieallee with a view onto the Siegessäule: Philip Mayers »Stèle« based on a poem by Christopher John Brennan
  • Englischer Garten: Johannes Brahms »Schicksalslied, Op. 54«
  • Rosengarten: Bruno Maderna »Schicksalslied« from the opera »Hyperion«
  • Zeltenplatz: Johannes Brahms »Nänie, Op. 82«
  • Venusbassin: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart »Lacrimosa« from the Requiem K. 626
  • Luiseninsel: Ludwig van Beethoven »Benedictus« from the Missa solemnis, Op. 123

So how does it all work?

All you need is a smartphone with an internet connection, headphones and a desire to walk!

Once you have found a sticker, scan the QR code on it. Many mobile phone cameras already have a built-in QR code scanner, with no need of downloading a suitable app. Simply hold your mobile phone camera on the QR code and now open the link. You will be taken directly to the landing page where you can play the piece of music. If your smartphone does not have an integrated scanner, you can download one from your app store. Alternatively, you can easily type the short link shown on the stickers into your mobile phone’s browser.

After three introductory slides, you will be taken directly to the audio player. Click on “play” – and you will hear the Rundfunkchor Berlin! Put on your headphones for a better sound experience.

We wish you lots of fun!

Until at least the end of this year, visitors can enjoy the music of the Rundfunkchor. In addition to the Tiergarten, further walking concerts are already being planned.

The project was launched together with Deutschlandfunk Kultur, that provided the musical pieces for this project, and the initiative “Zusammen sind wir Park” of the Senate Department for the Environment, Traffic and Climate Protection. Together, we advocate appreciation, respect and the responsible use of Berlin’s urban green spaces and see not only politics and administration as being responsible – but also its citizens as such. Learn more about the initiative at meingrünes.berlin.de