Wait a minute - didn't EKBC already celebrate its 30th birthday in 2017?
That's right. But when a founding member reaches his 80th birthday, that's also a reason to celebrate. Instead of handshakes and hugs, there were "only" personal wishes, poems and video greetings from many long-time friends during a Zoom session, but even these were heartfelt pleasures for the celebratee. Because Rudi Kalka is still actively involved as a bass singer, the preparations for a birthday serenade had to be done in secret. But the joy was all the greater when the Polecat song with individual lyrics could then be performed - assembled from 37 individual recordings of almost all current chorus members.
With this release we wish the jubilarian once again all the best: Gratulacje, drogi Rudi!
Finally singing again. Finally a concert again. This inspired not only the singers of the Erster Kölner Barbershop Chor, but above all the residents of the senior citizens' residence am Dom, to whom the male choir presented an unusual open-air concert in front of their own balcony.
May we introduce ourselves?
What does a choir do that is not allowed to sing together. A workshop report from MissHarmony - Barbershop-Choir from Erkrath
There may be people who enjoy saving lives just by staying at home. Without belittling this important contribution: We barbershoppers lack the gigs and the rehearsals together!