Welcome to my homepage
I am a German born singer and conductor, living in London.
I hope you find this page informative and enjoyable.

Living in London as a German Expat is not easy at the moment. After the British public decided to leave the European Union, many of my friends feel, they are no longer welcome here.

At the same time we can see more and more politicians trying to divide us in terms of race, religion or nationalities
As a musician and choral conductor I feel I have to use my skills and ideas to work actively against those messages.

My groups are all a wonderful mixture of Nations, religions and ages, social status, races, abilities and backgrounds.
For me, to bring all these people together and make them sing, lies at the heart of my work.

I thoroughly believe, that my part in working against divisive tendencies, never mind how small my impact might be, is important, and I won’t give up fighting with my abilities to make this world a tiny bit more peaceful and understanding

Yours
Barbara Höfling

Upcoming concerts

  • Friday 2nd September 2016
    BBC Proms: Boulez Cummings ist der Dichter
  • Sunday 11th September 2016
    Gottesdienst
  • Friday 23rd September 2016
    BBC Singers
  • Thursday 6th October 2016
    Queen’s Gallery Buckingham Palace
  • Sunday 27th November 2016
    Gottesdienst

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Latest news - Finally!

Posted on 16-03-2015

It took nearly a year in the making. But here it is! Finally my new CD (Des Todes Tod, Chambermusic by Mahler, Mussorgskij and Hindemith) is printed. Available on Amazon now

Talking about CDs, actually I am already in the middle of my next CD production. This time with my German Choir.
We are recording a CD of German and British Folksongs.
Some of them very famous, like Der Mond ist aufgegangen or Nun ruhen alle Wälder as well as some less well known songs like Zogen einst fünf wilde Schwäne or Ich hab’ die Nacht geträumet

In order to look at nowadays music too, rather than just into the past, I’ve asked young British and German Composers to write for us arrangements of some well known Volkslieder. The results are nothing but stunning.

For the British Folksongs I have invited 6 London based Chamberchoirs to record their favorite Folksongs for us. There will be some Holst, Elgar and others. Such gorgeous music!

First recording day will be the 28th of march. And I will keep you posted on our progress for sure.
Enjoy spring where it has arrived!

Yours
Barbara Höfling