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About

The Internationales Kinder- und Jugendchorzentrum Christuskirche Hannover (IKJCZ) focuses on the promotion of cultural events. As an association we organize these events and obtain their financing. We supervise concerts in the Christuskirche and also other venues in the city. Our organisation is supported by Hanover's Bureau for Cultural Affairs. We raise third-party funding to support and bring together participants and audience in a concert experience. By promoting and planning these events, our aim is to enhance culture and beauty to our city.

Executive Board

Our executive board is made up of representatives of Hanover's various cultural institutions. THe current line-up includes the Mädchenchor Hannover, the Evangelisch-lutherische Nordstädter Kirchengemeinde, the Niedersächsische Chorverband, the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, as well as an institution-independent chairman and treasurer. All board members work on a voluntary basis. 

Hans-Martin Heinemann
Chairman
Gudrun Schröfel
Vice chairperson

Mädchenchor Hannover

Stefanie Sonnenburg
Vice chairperson

Ev.-luth. Nordstädter Kirchengemeinde / Stadtkirchenverband

Heinz Köhrmann
Treasurer
Prof. Andreas Felber
Board member

Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover

Johannes Held
Board member

Mädchenchor Hannover

Gesa Rottler
Board member

Ev.-luth. Nordstädter Kirchengemeinde / Stadtkirchenverband

Wolfgang Schröfel
Board member

Niedersächsischer Chorverband

Staff

Mareike Bahr has been working for the IKJCZ since October 2018. As a studied musicologist and cultural manager, her previous professional experiences range from press and public relations work with the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie, event organization at the Rheingau Music Festival to the assistant position for both the orchestra department and the marketing department of Konzertdirektion Schmid. With her work at the IKJCZ, she continues a very formative part of her biography. Growing up in the small town of Herzberg am Harz, she spent a major part of her time singing in church from elementary school until the beginning of College. Working at the choir center allows her to combine her personal background with her professional experience and talents and to contribute to the many and varied duties of the association.

Mareike Bahr
Assistance to the Board
+49 511 9878704

Our partners

Lower Saxony Choir Association

The Lower Saxony Choir Association represents the interests of choirs in Lower Saxony. The association has more than 23,000 members from around 400 choirs. This includes both women's and men's choirs, mixed choirs as well as children's and youth choirs of all genres. The Lower Saxony Choir Association regularly organizes workshops and conferences and thus provides new impulses for choir work.

The Lower Saxony Choir Association is represented by one member on our board.

Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media

The Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media is one of the most renowned artistic and scientific universities in Germany. It strikes a balance between music, drama, pedagogy and science, thus offering interdisciplinary projects. The university is not only networked through its 11 institutes, but also as a cultural organizer in regular and lively exchange with a number of cultural institutions from Hanover and the region.  

The Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media is represented by one member on our board.

Mädchenchor Hannover

As a renowned vocal ensemble the Mädchenchor Hannover is well-known far beyond the city limits of the state capital. The choir has already been awarded numerous prizes and is regularly touring Europe and the world with concert programs. The girls' choir has found its home in the Christuskirche since 2014. It is conducted by Prof. Andreas Felber since 2019.

The Mädchenchor Hannover e.V. is represented by two members on our board.

Ev.-luth. Nordstädter Kirchengemeinde

Both the Lutherkirche and the Christuskirche are church buildings of the Ev.-luth. Nordstädter Kirchengemeinde. They are shared with other institutions. In addition to its function as a parish church, the Lutherkirche also serves as a youth church of the Hanover City Church Association. After the merger with the Mädchenchor Hannover and the IKJCZ and a major renovation, the Christuskirche building is also used as a stage for music performances and cultural events. In close cooperation with the association, Pastor Stefanie Sonnenburg is committed to ensuring that as many events as possible can take place in the Christuskirche SoundHall. 

The Ev.-luth. Nordstädter Kirchengemeinde / Ev.-luth. Stadtkirchenverband Hannover is represented by two members on our board.

OUR SPONSORS

Thank you for supporting our work!

Without the help of our sponsors the work of the IKJCZ would not be possible.

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