We are MY CHOIR., Your community for singing and music. We love to sing and to give joy to other people with it. Our community stands for integration and diversion from everyday life. We are proud of our tradition and have been cultivating our art of singing for more than 135 years. We are open to new things and allow you to participate creatively in the life of the association. Besides the community singing we offer you the participation in our sketches and regional performances. We give you tips& Tricks for singing as well as workshops in which you can participate for free. Be there when our voices give you goosebumps.
What we do.
We sing! In our choir, every singer can submerge himself in the "mass" and simply be a part of the whole, or stand in the front row and give the choir a face, or take on his own part as a soloist and give the choir its own voice.
We play! At irregular intervals we organize a "Brunsken evening", a mixture of music and drama, which attracts visitors from near and far. Everyone can contribute according to his/her own wishes – whether in front of or behind the stage.
We travel, march, laugh and argue, carpenter, learn, practice, photograph, barbecue and are simply MY CHOIR – each according to his/her own "dosage".
How we do it.
With fun. With commitment. With enthusiasm. With you?
We are different from other choirs, because we sing with an incredible amount of joy and you can see and hear that. Our rehearsals are relaxed and comfortable and show that we value the community very much. Since we have two choir directors, we divide the 4 voices into two groups at the beginning of each rehearsal. So no voice comes too short and we can work in "double tempo" without overstraining the singers.
Why we do it. Our philosophy.
In a time where everybody thinks only about himself and the "work-life-balance" is in danger, we believe that singing and joy can provide more cohesion in society. We imagine a world in which the community counts again. This is MY CHOIR. – we offer you this community for distance from everyday life and our listeners a sound experience of a special kind.
MY CHOIR. stands for joy and cohesion in the fight against boredom, loneliness and depression.
Sings tenor and bass. Leads the fate of the choir since 2017 as 1. Chairman.
As a dental technician he is responsible for a pleasant smile of the patients. As a fellow singer of the choir is jointly responsible for a beaming audience. His motto in life: "If you want cream, you have to shake cows!" In the choir he especially likes to sing the student song Gaudiamus igitur.
Sings alto. Was for years 1. Chairman of Concordia and is (unfortunately) making room for "younger hands" in 2017.
Your opinion: "MEIN CHOR is a community in which it is fun to sing along and to participate. The many activities are supported by everyone with full enthusiasm. Finding ideas and implementing them is often a dream – but a real one! Everything is possible with these people!"
Maria finds singing the different variations of the Trout very challenging and loves current songs.
Eckhard sings bass with full commitment. He also worked for many years on the board as treasurer and is happy to be able to pass on the responsibility to younger hands.
He needs singing like the air he breathes and he says: "My fellow men feel when I could not attend choir rehearsals." = because then bad mood! (Note of the editors.)
With the song of Chianti wine it becomes soft.
Choir director, soprano voice, soloist, plays the accordion and loves church and classical music.
As a PTA she also cares for the well-being of her own voice. Short and sweet she states: "The world is full of music!"
Yvonne Schmidt Volkwein
Choir director, soprano, soloist, multi-talent. She has music in her blood, has ideas galore, composes and writes lyrics, she rocks MY CHOIR. Her favorite activity: Changing something just before the performance!
Is a "tenorella", formerly an "old lady". She has been loyal to the choir since 1968. Is grill master at the fair parade preparation evenings. Her favorite choir song is When we were recently in Regensburg.
She calls out to all: "You can also sing without notes!"
Sings tenor voice and was for many years as the press officer of MEIN CHOR. In addition, she operates when necessary and with success as a "Platt-texter".
Her slogan: "Singing in company is a great relaxation from the stressful everyday life and an inspiration for the senses (see Platt-Texter). Because: In the silence and in the singing lies the strength!" At Lean on me she feels especially good.
Has an impressive alto voice, which can also be used for a solo at any time. She is also on the board, first as secretary, since 2019 as treasurer.
She says: "Not only in the choir I like to sing – also at home and at work. Unfortunately to the chagrin of my family and work colleagues. But I hit the right note and everybody joins in. – Because: Singing is pure joy of life!" Her favorite song: Hallelujah (Cohen)
Since 1983 she sings soprano. For many years now, she has also been a member of the board, serving as vice chairwoman and secretary.
She is of the opinion: "It is nice to sing among and with friends in MY CHORUS"!"
And she adds: "I have been ‘married’ to MEIN CHOR as long as I have been married to my husband!"
She especially likes to sing the song Love is infinite.
Sings in the alto, joined shortly after the foundation of the Second Hands. Besides her hard and fulfilling job as a registered geriatric nurse, singing is "monster fun" for her. She says further: "I see the singing as a very great balance to the job."
She especially likes to sing Gabriella’s song.
Bass – formerly tenor. Theo is honorary chairman and has served as chairman and vice-chairman for several decades.
His hobbies are: Singing, politics and sheep herding. He says: "Together with my wife, singing has been a passion for me for almost 50 years with heart and soul."
She is a veteran in Concordia – she has been there for over 60 years. Today she sings in the tenor, but has strengthened the choir in the alto for many years. She says: "And even if I have so much work, singing does not fall out." Sierra Madre is one of her favorite songs.
Carina is one of the youngest active members of the choir and currently has to reconcile her family (with 2 little kids) and her hobby. Carina is fun-loving, loves partying and dancing almost as much as music. She loves to sing in the choir and when we have a break, the kitchen and the fair have to serve as a stage. Maybe the "kitchen" has just made sure that it is active in the catering committee since 2019.
Among her favorite songs are "Three hazelnuts for Cinderella" and "I will follow Him (Sister Act)".
Elke sings in the alto and is since 2017 deputy secretary. She makes sure that we always bring the right "present" to our performances as well. As an organizational talent, she is also always happy to help the girls from the catering committee.
She also says: "With this fun troupe, singing is great fun for me."She especially likes the song OH SHENANDOAH (Across the Wide Missouri)
Soprano. Nadine sings – with interruptions – since her teenage days. In the meantime she is already a "silver singer jubilarian".
She says clearly: "Working is twice as much fun with music." And what is especially close to her heart: "I’m looking forward to the singing lesson, where we finally rehearse a hit song by ‘Roger’."
Anita now sings in the alto, formerly soprano and 2. Soprano. She is a founding member of the Second Hands and has been the music supervisor for many years.
She also has a lot of practice singing outside the choir – she is a grandmother of five grandchildren and one granddaughter.
Your favorite choir song is called This Little Light
She is of the opinion: "You are never too old to sing". It keeps you young, promotes sociability and fun is always part of it."
Elke thinks our choir is "great" already for a long time. After many, many, many mental attempts (someday I will go too) she finally managed to become our member in 2017.
With the "Hallelujah"by Leonard Cohen, she was rewarded immediately, because this is her absolute favorite song and Elke learns it step by step … or rather tone by tone.
Her motto: "Singing together in a choir is much better than singing alone in the car!"
She used to sing alto, now she sings tenor. She says: "You get used to it slowly."
She calls on everyone: "Singing is fun, be part of it!"
Sing in tenor. She started with the Second Hands in alto and likes the challenge of the deep female voice.
She says she has two passions: "My first passion has 4-voices, the second has 5-courses."
Musically she is with Only You completely there.
Sings tenor today. " Changed from alto voice to tenor voice. The change was not easy. But slowly the right tones come. And besides: Singing makes you happy, singing liberates you."
Helga is with heart and soul grandma and she says that she likes to look after her grandchildren.
She likes the song known in the choir as "Heidilied" Down into the valley especially with pleasure.
Sings tenor and bass, sings solo from time to time – also at home – plays guitar. He can contribute his taste in songs to the song committee when appropriate suggestions are presented.
Dirk is a baker by profession, so he has to get up early, which is not so easy, because the rehearsals and performances are mostly in the evening. He makes at My choir with – as he says: " For the love of music."
She sings soprano. Since 2019 she is also on the board as 2. I work as a cashier and as a Jemako sales partner I make sure that everything is always clean&
Sonja works as a medical assistant in the practice of an ophthalmologist and one of her hobbies is soccer. She coaches a youth team.
About her hobby Choir she says: "Since I am a big "Kelly Family – Fan", I am happy to sing in such a "big family"."
Professionally she is on the way as a RA-technical employee. She confesses: "The children are big, now it’s time for singing. Because – I like to sing for my life – in the choir, privately and also in church." Since 2019, she has been on the food committee to make sure we are provided with food and drinks.
She sings soprano.
To the question about professional/personal she states: "I am passionate about taking care of my calves, cows and family."
She says in MEIN CHOR she sings along because: "I love the variety of singing. The many voices, the fellowship, the performances and the active occasions – whether in the church or to the funfair."
Sings for many years in the soprano. As for her other activities, she states: "Now ‘un’retired".
Her motto: "There is nothing good: unless you do it."
Sings in the bass. Has sung as a teenager already in the Concordia. Then came years of youth, love, children etc. But for three decades again fully.
Is retired and idolatrously loves his cell phone.
Quote: "I miss something when I do not go to sing. I also enjoy accompanying the different events with my building management."
Lothar sings in the bass and is a song committee advisor in the selection of songs.
He was already in the Concordia in the past. After a longer stay abroad, he is now back at home in Breuna and enthusiastically participates in the choir. He says: "Back to the roots! The show must go on!"
She has been singing alto since 1959. Many years she has supported the board through her function in the festive committee.
She joins the choir "because we not only sing in the choir, but also organize colorful evenings, play theater and perform sketches, where we always have a lot of fun."
In the choir is her favorite song Three Hazelnuts for Cinderella
Has been a fan of My Choir for a long time. and after the 2016 Christmas concert decided to now actively become part of these wonderful songs. She supports the alto and after 2 active years she was elected as secretary.
Ilona works in Kassel as an interior designer.
Goosebumps feeling she always has with the title music of "Three Hazelnuts for Cinderella".
Tenorella with heart and soul. She comes from Switzerland and it has her through her hobby Playing bagpipes to Breuna.
She says: "My puff is enough for two hobbies!"
The Hallelujah by Handel is her favorite song. It was the first song she helped rehearse in the choir.
Soprano and an excellent COMEDIAN. She supports the choir directors as an elected "song committee" in the selection of the choir pieces.
Her words: "Sing, to whom song is given, who can’t, lift one up!"
Musically she likes for example from Sister Act I will follow him.
Actually soprano, but she supports the alto (because the conductor asked her so nicely). She says, "I always sing what Maria sings."But in the meantime this is also true the other way round.
She is a passionate florist. Her appeal: "Quiet now! Be quiet for a moment, listen to me!" She would like to sing with Mr Bean once Hallelujah singing together.
Sings alto, was on the board for many years as treasurer. Is over 35. She describes why she sings with the words: "Singing in a choir is a lot of fun!" The song Que sera, sera she especially likes to sing.
Soprano – Sings not only in the choir, but also professionally. She says: "Who does not sing, misses the life." One of their favorite choral songs is Sah ein Knab ein Roslein stehn.
Sings soprano. She sings not only in the choir, but professionally all morning children’s songs and in the afternoon with her own child the songs of HELENE. She is an educator in the day care center Pusteblume in Breuna.
Her motto: "Carpe Diem – Seize the day!"
Bass, as it lives and breathes. Also on the road as a soloist.
Besides singing he has to deal with heavy equipment and as he says "gentle ladies.
His motto: "He who never ate his bread in bed doesn’t know how crumbs sting either!"
… be curious soon you will learn more about me!
A great soprano who supports us since 2016.
Patricia loves to sing and coordinates her work schedule to be at choir rehearsal on Mondays.
She could not yet decide on a favorite song, the selection is simply too large ..
club hostess: "I try to serve the troop on Mondays, is not so easy at all. 25 guests – 34 different drinks.
… and then they start singing Christmas carols a week after the fair!"
Martin is the creative spirit of the website. He has invested a lot of time and has tickled the philosophy of the choir out of the singers.
Professionally, he is active in design and branding. In private he is passionate about mountain biking and road cycling. He means "cyclists are the better people ;-)." (Note. of the editors: May be, if they sing thereby!)
His motto in life: "Don’t let your fear stand in the way of your dreams."
You would like to get to know us or spend some free trial lessons with us? Wonderful!
You can’t be an "active" member, but would like to support us and our ideals as a passive member? Super!
We are here for you.
MY CHOIR.CONCORDIA BREUNA
Since 1880 musically on the road in the community of Breuna, the choir is now going new ways after more than 135 years.
What choir can look back on such a long, eventful past??
1880 founded by the teacher Gotte, was followed by other choir directors, who (as was usual at that time) were all teachers. Since 1923 exists parallel a 2. Choir (Mixed Choir), until they 1933 to the "Male and mixed choir Breuna" to be united.
After the break in the 2. After World War II the choir starts 1946 as a branch of the sports club, until 1948 the new foundation of the independent "Gesangverein Concordia Breuna" takes place. In these post-war years, by the way, theater was also played – perhaps our roots for the still (irregularly) organized "Bunten Abende" (colorful evenings).
2001 The Second Hands" are founded as a branch of Concordia with the aim to dedicate themselves to modern, also foreign-language songs.
2015 again a "fusion" takes place, now however not with the goal to unite "male choir" and "mixed choir", but a "traditional choir" with a "modern choir.
Let’s see what the chroniclers will say in a few decades when they can read about these changes in our chronicles. The goal is clear for all of us: It is a step into the future, because we want to preserve our choir for the following generations of Breuna people.
If you want to become a part of this exciting history, you are cordially invited.