The Jazz and Pop Choir of the Heinrich Schütz Conservatory Dresden was founded in April 1999 under the name "Conference Of Swing" and renamed "Sonic Blue" on 1 September 2021.
At present our choir consists of over 30 ladies and gentlemen who are enthusiastic about singing. Under the direction of Sabine Helmbold we sing international jazz choir literature as well as pop, soul and gospel music in ambitious arrangements. Original compositions by Sabine Helmbold are also part of our repertoire.
Our programme is mainly performed a cappella in four to six voices, some of which may also be accompanied by a rhythm section.
In addition to our weekly joint rehearsal, there are register rehearsals and other rehearsals in preparation for concerts, as well as at least one choir weekend per year.
We regularly take part in regional choir competitions with very good success and have already been able to win some promotional prizes.
Our autumn tour to the north of Germany in 2019 and our anniversary concert on the occasion of our 20th anniversary were great experiences, as was the severe pandemic period when all choir activities had to be moved to virtual space.
Choir director: Sabine Helmbold
Contact (student office): (0351) 8 28 26-46
Rehearsal venue: Choir, Dance and Orchestra Centre "An der Loge", Bautzner Straße 19