In the run-up to the International Girls’ Day, the Berlin Girls Choir cordially invites you to a benefit concert under the motto “Totally Choir for Girls’ Rights”. Girls all over the world still do not get their full rights. For this we raise our voices and hope for broad support! The donations go to the UNICEF violence prevention project and shelter for abused girls “The House of Colors” in Albania.
The singers, aged between 12 and 22, have been working intensively on the subject of girls’ rights since April. The right to one’s own name and nationality’ is only one of the ten children’s rights laid down by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The right to education and training’ is another. That sounds obvious – but it is not. Together with UNICEF staff, the girls discussed and developed the concert programme.
The heart of the concert programme is a collective composition of the choir girls. “The verses of the piece describe the fates of girls who were victims of trafficking, forced marriage or child labour. The chorus contains the right to education and self-determination. The choreography underlines the music,” says Sabine Wüsthoff, artistic director of the Berlin Girls Choir.
Programme: Works by the composers Lyn Williams, Sabine Wüsthoff, Sandra Milliken and Abbie Betinis as well as by the composers Robert Schumann, György Orban and Jim Papoulis.
Admission free, donations requested
Under the auspices of: Dr. Franziska Giffey, Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth
Concert choir and Vocal Consort of the Berlin Girls Choir
Sabine Wüsthoff, conductor
Imke Lichtwark, piano
Choir Association Berlin in cooperation with the Berlin Girls Choir and the UNICEF Working Group Berlin
Children’s and girls’ rights need publicity
The concert on 28 September will be accompanied by multimedia. Concert visitors agree that the Berlin Girls Choir and its sponsors, the Academy of Music City West, Berlin, and the Association for the advancement of the Berlin Girls Choir, the Choir Association Berlin and UNICEF may use the photographic and film material taken before, during and after the concert in both online and print formats for press and public relations purposes for an unlimited period of time.