Mass Choir


Singing in the mass choir with 5.000 other singers is a highlight for most participants. Notable composers and renowned instructors sing a “best of” of their favourite songs with you.



Hanjo Gäbler (Germany)


Hanjo Gäbler is producer, musician, choir director and published in one person. His musical series “Songs for Gospel” present his passion: God. With his friends from Germany and abroad, he regularly records compositions for choir whose popularity has spread around Europe. Hanjo Gäbler has played in the Gospelkirchentag’s band various times and will now teach the mass choir practice for the first time.

Miriam Schäfer (Germany)


Miriam Schäfer studied at the ArtEZ Conservatorium in Enschede majoring as “Singer-Songwriter”. She graduated with a B.A. in Pop music in 2010. She works as an artist and gospel teacher all over Germany and abroad, for instance at the International School of Gospelmusic in Denmark, gospel tours to New York and Chicago and France. She tours as an instructor for gospel workshops or singing technique as well as as singer and artist. In the recent past she has Written and sung her own songs for different recordings. After 2012 and 2016 she will be teaching at the mass choir in Karlsruhe for the third time.

Hans-Martin Sauter (Germany)


Hans-Martin Sauter is church music director of the regional church in Württemberg and has influences the pop and gospel music community for many years. Originally he studied the oboe, the organ and choral direction but today pop and gospel music are is passion. He is head of division for musical and cultural education at the EJW, a Protestant organization for young people in Württemberg. He has published sheet music for choirs, leads workshops in Germany and founded the famous Laki-Pop choir. He acted as musical director for the choir musical Amazing Grace and will premiere as mass choir instructor in Karlsruhe.

Hans Christian Jochimsen (Denmark)


Hans Christian lives in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is a songwriter, choir director, producer, music pastor and promoter. He has been writing songs for more than 20 years and specializes in gospel music and praise & worship.

Hezekiah Walker (USA)


Bishop Hezekiah Walker is the visionary, founder and Senior Pastor of the Love Fellowship Tabernacle Churches in Brooklyn, New York and Bensalem, Pennsylvania.  With his „Love Fellowship Crusade Choir“ Walker has recorded numerous award-winning albums  (2 Grammys among others).  His songs are known around the world. „Every praise“ and „Souled out“ are just two exemplary songs which have turned Hezekiah Walker into one of the most renowned artists in the field of gospel music. Bishop Walker is to be confirmed as instructor at the Gospelkirchentag’s mass choir.