The Berlin Girls Choir was founded in 1986 at the protestant Linden Church. Back then, the choir was the first choir school for girls in West-Berlin and one of the few in Germany. The aim of the initiators – the cantor Gerhard Oppelt and the soprano Karin Drewes – was to enable similar opportunities for girls to sing in a choir as boys choirs have yet been doing this for hundreds of years.
In the beginning, the emphasis of the Berlin Girls Choir was laid on the active participation in the worship services at the Linden Church. Today, the repertoire comprises of polyphonic spiritual and profane literature from all epochs, culminating in premieres of pieces written by contemporary composers. We sing a cappella, with piano accompaniment, chamber orchestras and big orchestras.
In order to develop further in the choir and to form a sound-emitting body of high quality, the contact with the School of Music Wilmersdorf (today: Academy of Music City West) was established short after the foundation of the choir.