FAQs to the Gospelkirchentag

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How can I register my choir for Gospelkirchentag?

Jeder Gruppen- / Chorleiter muss seinen Chor einmal bei Gospelkirchentag.de unter >>Anmeldung anmelden (als Chor oder als Mitwirkender Chor). Daraufhin erhält der Gruppenleiter einen Reservierungscode per E-Mail, den er an die Sängerinnen und Sänger des Chores weitergibt. Mit diesem Code muss sich jede/r Teilnehmer/in des Chores selber anmelden. Dafür hat die Gruppe insgesamt 6 Wochen Zeit. Daraufhin erhält jede/r Teilnehmer/in die Rechnung und die notwendigen Informationen direkt postalisch zugesandt.

Each group / choirmaster has to register his choir once at Gospelkirchentag.de under >> Registration (as a choir or as a participating choir). Then the group leader receives a reservation code by e-mail, which he passes on to the singers of the choir. With this code every participant of the choir has to register himself. The group has a total of 6 weeks. Each participant then receives the invoice and the necessary information directly by post.

What is a „reservation code“?

The reservation code facilitates group reservations. Each choir director receives a reservation code upon registration to forward to the choristers. The reservation code works like a voucher and includes the eligible discounts (group discount/ participants’ discount). There is no discount without a reservation code.

Is there an expiry date on the reservation code?

The reservation code is valid for six weeks. Within this time all choristers and participants in your group must register online for the Gospelkirchentag. Free slots expire after the deadline. Should you wish to add singers, please send an email to Sendzik(at]creative-kirche.de: stating your name reservation code and the number of singers you would like to add.

Ticket for public transport

Is the ticket included in the registration fee?

The ticket for the Gospel church day is included in the duration of the participation and is printed on the participant card. The festival pass is always on-site.

Where and for how long is the ticket valid?

The festival pass is valid for using public transport during the three days of the event in all of Hanover. It expires on Monday, 14 September at 3 am.

City stages

With what kind of equipment are the stages fitted?

The open-air stages are fitted with microphones for the choir and two microphones for soloists, one for speaking, stage monitors, drums and an e-piano, with sound pick-up. Other instruments must be provided by performing choirs.

When will I know if and where I will perform on Saturday afternoon?

You will be informed whether or not you were accepted to perform on an open-air stage in May 2018. The time and place of performance will be allotted shortly after.

Gala concert

When and where is the gala concert?

The gala concert will take place on Saturday evening, 12th of September 2020. The place will be announced.

Gospel night

Are there free slots for the gospel night?

Yes. You can register for the gospel night until 1 March 2020.

How can I register my choir?

You can make a reservation here, indicating you technical standard, size of choir and repertoire. The Gospelkirchentag’s head quarter will allocate and coordinate each choir to the hosting churches.

When and how will I get the confirmation about my performance venue and time?

We will send you an email with the relevant information in April 2018 informing you about your performance time and venue.

Do I have to register for the Gospelkirchentag even though I am part of a performing choir?

Do I have to register for the Gospelkirchentag even though I am part of a performing choir?

What kind of equipment is available for our performance during the gospel night?

Basically the gospel night relies on the equipment provided by the participating choirs, which you have to indicate during registration. You will be allocated a slot at a church with three other choirs in April 2018. At this time you will be informed what kind of equipment you are to contribute and what technical standard you can expect in your church. Please note that we try and prefer the equipment provided by German choirs so as to facilitate the long journey from foreign choirs.

Can we bring our own equipment?

The gospel night relies on equipment provided by the participating choirs. Please let us know what technical equipment you can provide. It is absolutely vital that the other choirs performing in your location use your equipment just as you can use theirs.

How long is our performance?

You will have a time slot of 45 minutes for your performance, including a quick sound check. The longer you take for the sound check, the shorter your performance will be.

Overnight stay

What is the cheapest kind of accommodation in Hanover?

The cheapest way to stay in Karlsruhe is the shared accommodation provided by the Gospelkirchentag. Shared accommodation means a stay in gyms right in the heart of Hanover for two nights for only 24 € (20 € concession) incl. breakfast. Just check the box “shared accommodation” during registration. All you have to provide is: tableware for your breakfast, towels and whatever you need for sleeping (sleeping bag, inflatable mattress).

In which gym will I stay?

If you have booked shared accommodation, you will receive the information about which gym you will stay in about six weeks prior to the Gospelkirchentag together with all of your customers’ material.

Where can I book a hotel?

www.hannover.de/gospelkirchentag

Youth

What opportunities does the Gospelkirchentag offer for young people?

Young people are welcome to participate either in the Gospelkirchentag or the SoulTeens Days – the Gospelkirchentag’s programme specially designed for young people. All further information about the Soulteens Festival will be published here.

Children

Can I bring my baby?

The Gospelkirchentag is rather unsuitable for children. However, you may bring your baby should you wish to do so. Children up to six years, who do not require seating, are free. Accordingly they must not take up seats and will not be issued a festival pass. Children from six years of age or children who need their own seats must register for the Gospelkirchentag but will only pay the reduced price.

What programme for children does the Gospelkirchentag offer?

The Gospelkirchentag is unsuitable for small children

How much do children have to pay for participating at the Gospelkirchentag?

Children from six years of age pay the reduced rate according to their category.

Mass Choir

What do I have to do to sing in the mass choir?

If you would like to sing in the mass choir you all you have to do, is register to the Gospelkirchentag and get your festival pass.

Disabilities

Are the locations at the Gospelkirchentag accessible for wheelchair users?

The accessibility of the venue must still be checked. Information will be found in the program. For the workshop possibilities, please ask for the information specifically after receipt of the program six weeks before the Gospelkirchentag.

I need somebody to accompany me. Do they need to buy a ticket?

Required accompanying persons have free access to all events at the Gospelkirchentag.

I am a wheelchair user or my mobility is restricted. How do I register?

To ensure reservations without restricted view for you, we kindly ask you to register via phone +49-28222-25 or send an email to sendzik@creative-kirche.de.

Are concession prices applicable to disabled customers?

Yes. Concession prices at a 10 € discount are applicable customers with disabilities. Concession tickets are only valid when accompanied by appropriate identification. 

Special projects

Are there special projects?

At the Gospelkirchentag 2018 there will be a youth project in a special location.

If I register for the SoulTeens festival, do I automatically get a festival pass for the Gospelkirchentag?

The SoulTeens Days have their own programme on Saturday. On Sunday you will participate in the Gospelkirchnetag’s programme.

Songbook

Which songs are included in the songbook?

All songs to be sung at the mass choir are included in the songbook. The songs are SATB and will be taught by the mass choir instructors. At the festival service we will sing them again together.

Do I have to order the songbook?

No. The songbook is included in the price for the festival pass. You will automatically receive it with your customers’ material six weeks prior to the event.

[Translate to English:]

[Translate to English:]
Wird es wieder eine Tagesteilnahme geben?

Ob es in Hannover eine Tagesteilnahme geben wird ist noch nicht final entschieden.
Die Entscheidung ob es eine Tagesteilnahme geben wird und zu welchen Konditionen wird erst im Ma 2020 entschieden.  
 

Organisation

Who organizes the Gospelkirchentag?

The organizer of the Gospelkirchentag is the Ev. State Church of Hanover in cooperation with the Foundation Creative Church, the City of Hannover, the EKD and other cooperation partners.

Who will answer my questions about the Gospelkirchentag?

Please do not hesitate to direct all of your questions about the Gospelkirchentag at the head quarters of the Creative Church Foundation in Witten, Germany. You can reach the office at  +49 2302 28222-25 or via mail at service(a)gospelkirchentag.de.

Workshops

How long is the workshop?

Each workshop takes roughly 75 minutes.

Can I go to more than one workshop?

Each customer can go to as many workshops as he/she likes. Depending on the locations of the workshops you choose you can do approximately three to four workshops.

Are all the workshops free of charge?

The festival pass of the Gospelkirchentag offers you access to all of the workshops on Saturday.

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