First meeting after eight months of coronavirus-related break

The joy at the long-awaited reunion was enormous. We met as usual at the Werksviertel, but this time in “MünchenHoch5”. In these large premises and on the breathtaking terrace with a view of Munich’s rooftops including the Ferris Wheel, we have enough space to comply with hygiene and distance rules. The children were finally able to practice their instruments in the group again, after months of lockdown because of the pandemic. They progressed surprisingly well despite distance learning, but playing music with our teachers on site is definitely more effective and much more exciting.

The get together is themed “Ode to Joy” – after all, this particular year is oficially the “Year of Beethoven”. Our orchestra members have been learning interesting facts about this masterwork of the grand composer and its text by Friedrich Schiller. They also now sing the first verse together. In this first experience with choral singing, the keyboard of Nico Santos plays an important role.