Concert tours of the Männerstimmen Basel aim to further the musical, social, and cultural qualities of our choir. We intend to promote Swiss music and Swiss composers at home, as well as abroad. Similarly, we are eager to learn as much as possible from the music and traditions from all cor (...)
The last day of our time in Iceland was reserved for some more classic tourism, after the Nordic choir Festival in Reykjavík had come to an end the day before. Sunday's programme was filled with a tour that took us to the landscapes of South-Western Iceland. For the end of the day, a concert was (...)
One of the highlights of our trip was the participation at the „Nordic-Baltic Male Choir Festival“ in Reykjavík, in which we were the only non-Nordic choir in a field of 23 male voice choirs from throughout the Nordic/Baltic area.
This year’s festival was hosted in honour of the (...)
It was time to journey on after the great time on the Faroe Islands. M/S Norröna, our ferry to Iceland, was moored in the harbour of Tórshavn. Parting from the Faroe Island was not hard since we travelled together with our hosting choir Tórshavnar Manskór.
The departure from the (...)
Exotic destinations were on the program for the Männerstimmen Basel concert tour of 2016: the Faroe Islands and Iceland! Despite delayed flights, it was no surprise the choir arrived in a great mood in Tórshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands, to meet the local men’s choir Tórshavnar Manskó (...)
The two wonderful concerts last weekend were very popular with the crowd: the church St. Katharinen in Laufen as well as the Münster Basel were packed to capacity with eager concert goers – thank you all for coming! It was a special type of concert, for which we prepared the musical program and t (...)
For the third time now, the Männerstimmen Basel organised the culinary concert „Amuse Bouche", during which the audience had the combined pleasure of pleasing the palate as well as the ear.
Read more about the marvelous Summer evening spent at the Restaurant Dreiländereck (in German).(...)
In conclusion, the concert tour to the UK was a great experience and a musical success. We had the opportunity to showcase our new repertoire in a variety of lovely locations and venues; after participating in the Evensong together with Queens 'College Chapel Choir (we sang Otto Olsson's "Ave Ma (...)
After a successful tour of Cambridge-London-Oxford, we headed west to the beautiful county of Cornwall. Together with nearly 70 choirs from Canada, USA, Russia, Estonia, Germany, UK, and more countries, we participated in the largest international male choir fest (...)
After the phenomenal success at the Brandenburg Festival in London, we headed west to "the other place", as any proud Cantabrigian would call the second most famous academic institution in England.
We spent just one night in Oxford, which allowed for a single concert at Merton College cha (...)
A short train ride from Cambridge brought us to the next stage of our tour - London! Even though we are by all means used to good standards of public transportation, it was absolutely amazing to see what they have done with King’s Cross / St. Pancreas station. Luminous, spacious, well-organised, (...)
This year’s concert tour brought the Männerstimmen Basel across the English Channel to the United Kingdom. A long train journey from Basel via Paris and London to the famous University town Cambridge marked the beginning of our concert tour in the UK. We quickly got accustomed to local eating hab (...)
Champions aus Basel
Am grössten europäischen Wettbewerb für Männerchöre räumen die Männerstimmen Basel gleich zwei Preise ab. Im britischen Cornwall singen sich die rund 30 jungen Basler auf den ersten Platz in der Kategorie der Chöre unter 40 Sängern und werden auch zum (...)
The third CD of the Männerstimmen Basel is called "Volkhorn" and contains a rich collection of folk songs from the heart or Europe. After intense recording sessions in November 2014 and the live recordings during our concerts in Basel, Appenzell, and (...)
The Männerstimmen Basel have spent a splendid weekend in the region of Appenzell! We gave three concerts in different, amazing places and were welcomed enthusiastically in the Eastern part of Switzerland. Thank you to all who contributed to such a good experience. Below is the review of that smal (...)
Once again, we formed new friendships, strengthened existing connections, experienced places and traditions new to us, convinced juries of our singing qualities, entertained audiences, promoted Basel and Switzerland, and contributed to the cultural world.
We love to represent our dear hom (...)
Defending our title in the ‘Male Choirs’ category never was our official aim as mentioned before, but secretly, many of us were hoping to do very well. The opposition was fierce in this category, much more than two years ago, and we knew it would require a formid (...)
The second half of our tour in the Baltic Sea area had an entirely different purpose, as Riga (Latvia) was the venue for the World Choir Games 2014, the Olympic Games for choir singing. Whereas Tallinn (Estonia) hosted the Laulupidu, a festival of shared communit (...)
The festivities continued throughout the remaining days in the same merriness and cheerfulness. Each day, up to twenty thousand singers and one hundred thousand spectators gathered at the festival grounds; this was roughly 10% of the total population of Estonia. (...)
What a way to begin our tour of the Baltic Sea area! Arriving by air, land or sea, the Männerstimmen Basel rejoined in Tallinn (Estonia) just in time to enjoy an Ueli beer we brought from home before the fabulous procession began!
Laulupidu started with a procession of all choirs parading (...)
Männerstimmen Basel tour Latvia and Estonia. We'll participate at the World Choir Games 2014 in Riga (Latvia), as well as at Laulupidu 2014 in Tallin (Estonia). Make sure to frequently visit our website, we'll try to upload news and pictures as often as possible during our tour!(...)
7 ingredients for the best day off: Not a big fan of strolls through the countryside? Here’s a list of 7 essentials for a marvellous Sunday afternoon:
1.) A picturesque scene with stunning weather, ideally around Schönenbuch
2.) A cheerful choir with well-rounded sou (...)
Männerstimmen Basel continue to thrive with their new program „Volkhorn“. The first concert of the series was very well received – we were pleased to see the rather large Martinskirche at capacity.
Superbly supported by the professional Dauprat quartet of horn players, Männerstimmen Basel (...)
A new beer is available, brewed by the brewery Fischerstube especially for the Männerstimmen Basel:
Knickerbockerbier, a refreshing lager with a hint of rosmary, has proven to go down well with our audience. After our Volkhorn concert last Saturday, we sold all bottles an (...)
The first concert of the Männerstimmen Basel in 2014 took place in the church of Maisprach. We were rather pleased with the massive turnout of people and enjoyed the concert, joined by the young and talented harpist Viviane Nüscheler, with whom we took turns in performing songs.
Many than (...)
Männerstimmen Basel are the runners-up in the elite category of the Swiss Choir Competition (Schweizerischer Chorwettbewerb 2013) in Aarau! Their convincing contribution was awarded with 58 out of 60 points.
Additionally, most people in the audience (...)
Music, food, and beer: a recipe for a successful evening!
Männerstimmen Basel teamed up with our favorite local chefs and the brewery Fischerstube to present a beer-themed musical feast. Around 140 guests enjoyed a lovely evening with an exquisite three-course dinner served in the sold-ou (...)
Männerstimmen Basel are looking for new members singing the tenor part.
Is your voice in the upper range and do you happen to be between 20-35 years old? Do you enjoy performing challenging and stimulating chorus music from all epochs? This is your chance to join our wonderful choir!(...)
A culinary concert with the Brauerei Fischerstube and Männerstimmen Basel.
You are warmly invited to a special dinner in the Gare du Nord on Saturday, 19th of October, 6.30pm. Together with the brewery that brought us Ueli Bier, Brauerei Fischerstube, and a bunch of our favourite chefs (...)
After taking the night train to Kranj (Slovenia), the Männerstimmen Basel were welcomed by the members of the local female choir "Carmen manet", who gave us a tour of their lovely town. A first concert given in a local gym and an evening with Pizza and festivities proved to be a good s (...)
Since the release of their first CD «tonträger n°1» in 2010, the Männerstimmen Basel have had an extensive musical journey to places far from home, exploring a broad selection of impressive choral literature from the four corners of the world.
That experimental phase in the spheres of mod (...)
We are very excited to anounce our partnershop with Brauerei Fischerstube. We'll celebrate that with an appearance tomorrow, 1st of december between 6 and 7p.m., at the "Fischerstube" (Rheingasse 45) in Basel!
Beer and beer-soup will be served. We look forward to seeing you there.
Wir freuen uns besonders auf den Auftritt an der Gala der Basler Männerchöre.
Samstag, 17. November 2012 – 17:30 Uhr in der Martinskirche Basel
CHF 27.– / 17.– / 12.-
Thank you so much dear concert visitors for this incredible concert weekend.
We had a great time!
Your Männerstimmen Basel(...)
July 7, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- A free concert series playing all summer long offers a season of the classics with hopes of drawing a contemporary audience, right downtown, in the middle of rush hour.
The Männerstimmen Basel Men's Cho (...)
Nach dem Champions Concert ging es gut gelaunt mit einem oeffentlichen Bus weiter nach Chicago.
Um 00:30 Uhr im Hotel angekommen, machten wir uns auf den Weg, eine Bar zu finden, um unseren Erfolg noch einmal feiern zu koennen - natuerlich fanden wir eine.
Das Konzert im Rahmen de (...)
Die Sensation ist geschafft!
Die Männerstimmen Basel wurden an den World Choir Games 2012 in Cincinnati trotz starker Konkurrenz aus Asien als bester Männerchor der Welt ausgezeichnet.
Das anspruchsvolle Programm: Arirang (koreanisches Volkslied), Liubliu tvoi zvor (E. Gunst), Muists (...)
Ankunft in Cincinnati - noch wärmer! Biosauna ist nichts dagegen.
Am Anfang stand eine riesige Eröffnungszeremonie auf dem Programm - 20'000 Zuschauer und 15'000 Sänger. Richtig schön Amerikanisch.
Die Männerstimmen wurden für das Celebration Concert ausgewählt. Alles ging gut und (...)
Nach New York City ging es weiter nach Penn State. Eine riesige Universität mit der Auszeichnung "Beste Party Uni der USA". Wieder extreme Temperaturen und trotzdem ein gutes Konzert.
Nach dem Konzert ging es dann noch zwei Stunden weiter nach Johnstown in die Gastfamilien. Super Stimmung (...)
New York, New York!
Die Männerstimmen Basel in NYC. Nach verspätetem Flug - Danke British Airways - sind wir in New York gelandet. Trotz extremer Hitze wurde die Stadt bei Tag und Nacht erkundet. Fazit: Auch in New York gibt's gutes Bier!
Nach gelungenem Auftritt im Gottesdienst d (...)
Welcome to the new website of Männerstimmen Basel. We finished it just in time before our departure to the World Choir Games in Cincinnati (Ohio).
Have a look around and add the site to your favorites - we'll update it regularly and will present the details of our annual concert on 8/31 a (...)
The choir has achieved another success by winning three awards at the 2012 Montreux Choral Festival competition: Best Swiss choir, best male choir and the 3rd Jury Prize (rating "excellent avec distinction"). Ready for Cincinnati!(...)
Die Männerstimmen Basel durften im Juni 2011 ihren nächsten Erfolg feiern.
Am Kantonalen Gesangfest in Laufen BL, gewinnen die Männerstimmen Basel, mit 58 von 60 möglichen Punkten, den 1. Platz.
Despite (or thanks tof?) plenty of tasty Irish Beer: A whole three trophies were awarded to the Männerstimmen in Cork.
Besides placing third in the competition for the highly coveted Fleischmann Trophy, the interpretation of "Basel 2010" by Rudolf Jaggi was honored with the Schuman/Eu (...)