About the project
In summer 2021, we were delighted to join forces once more with renowned conductor Marin Alsop for The Global Ode to Joy – LIVE in Vienna. This was the second iteration of the Global Ode To Joy, the first being broadcast as part of the Carnegie Hall Beethoven Celebration in December 2020.
And for the first time ever, Stay At Home Choir singers took part in ‘hybrid’ rehearsals, virtually joining the Wiener Singakademie as they rehearsed in the Vienna Konzerthaus together with choirmaster Heinz Ferlesch. We especially enjoyed exploring a brand new Ode to Joy text written by poet Michael Köhlmeier!
Rehearsals took place in May 2021 and submissions closed in June 2021. Our final performance of The Global Ode to Joy – LIVE in Vienna was released on 15th February 2022.
About the Stay At Home Choir
The Stay At Home Choir is an online music-making community. We run virtual choir projects which allow over 26,000 people from over 76 countries to sing with their favourite artists.
“Being a part of your wonderful online singing community is SUCH a massive help and comfort. It is utterly amazing to be a (tiny!) part of this incredible effort and just wanted to say thank you for all that you do to ensure that we continue to sing together.”
We provide detailed learning resources, online rehearsals, and one-off sessions with internationally acclaimed musicians, conductors, and composers. Our members become part of a friendly and thriving community, connecting with fellow music-lovers around the world.
“The joy and enthusiasm is so infectious, it is wonderful! And living in a remote village, the choir gives me the chance to sing music in a choir that I otherwise wouldn’t be able to.”Ann, UK
We’ve collaborated with artists including Gareth Malone, The King’s Singers, Christopher Tin, The Swingles, John Rutter, Sir Karl Jenkins, VOCES8, Marin Alsop, the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
“For me being part of the SAHC community, meeting all those crazy, inspiring, wonderful and musical people from all over the world is something that I never had thought I would ever experience. And look where we are now!! What an achievement!! What a joy!! What a hell of a lot of fun and happiness.”