The Jazz and Pop Choir of the Heinrich Schütz Conservatory was founded in April 1999. At present, the ensemble consists of about 25 singers.
Sonic Blue sings international jazz, pop, soul and crossover literature in ambitious four- to eight-part arrangements. Their own arrangements are also part of the repertoire.
In addition to the weekly joint rehearsal, there are register and other rehearsals in preparation for concerts as well as at least one choir weekend per year. Workshops with professional vocal coaches from the German pop choir scene such as Erik Sohn, Jan-Hendrik Herrmann and Matthias Becker supplement the rehearsal work and raise the level and motivation of the ensemble's singers.
Concert tours have taken the choir to Lake Constance (2012), the UK (2011) and Hamburg (2019). Highlights of recent years include concerts at the St. Pauli Ruin in Dresden, the Chornacht at the Palais Sommer, and performances at Werk2 and Kunstkraftwerk Leipzig (together with Chornfeld). In 2017, Sonic Blue sang the European premiere of the "Chicago Jazz Passion" (music: Bobby Lewis, Bobby Schiff, Andy Tecson | text: David Abrahamson) in Leipzig and Berlin with the big band of the Hanover Music Academy.
Sonic Blue regularly participates in choir competitions with very good results and has already won several promotional prizes.
Direction: Sabine Helmbold
Contact: via the student office (0351) 8 28 26-45 or -46
Rehearsal day/time: Wednesdays 7 to 9 pm
Rehearsal venue: branch "An der Loge" (Bautzner Straße 19, 01099 Dresden)