The Embassy Singers

The Embassy Singers is a Berlin-based chamber choir specialising in music by English-speaking composers. Our repertoire covers everything from 16th century madrigals and motets to spirituals and songs from the shows. We draw our members from the international diplomatic community in Berlin and other English-speaking residents of the city.

The Embassy Singers at the British Embassy, celebrating the Royal Wedding, 29 April 2011
The Embassy Singers at the British Embassy, celebrating the Royal Wedding, 29 April 2011

The choir has a busy and lively schedule of performances. It puts on several major concerts a year and participates in church services and other high-profile events. The venues for its performances are as varied as its repertoire: it regularly sings in the Marienkirche (by the TV tower), and has sung in many major venues such as the Philharmonie and the Konzerthaus; it has taken anthems to Tegel Prison and Christmas carols to Bellevue Palace; it has also sung in cabaret performances in the Wintergarten Varieté Theater, the Kookaburra Comedy Club and the Pfefferberg Theater. Recently (March 2024), some of its members appeared in Die Sendung mit der Maus.

St Mary's Basilica, Cracow, June 2013
St Mary's Basilica, Cracow, June 2013

The choir also ventures outside Berlin: for example, it has sung concerts and services in Hamburg, Mainz, Dresden (annual Christmas Carols in the Frauenkirche), Quedlinburg, Cologne and Schleswig (Cathedral); our trips abroad include vists to Vienna (St. Stephen's Cathedral), Zurich, Budapest (Mátyás-templom), Rome and Tallinn, and to Bristol, Hereford and Liverpool Cathedrals. In October 2010, we had the honour of singing as Queen Eadgyth (910-946) was re-interred in Magdeburg Cathedral.

If you would like further information about the choir or wish to be included on our mailing list to receive details of future events, please contact us.