NoonSong has been called “thirty minutes of heaven.” A choral concert but also a church service. Every Saturday, NoonSong features beautiful a cappella singing from centuries of sacred Christian music by the vocal ensemble ‘sirventes berlin’.
Every Saturday at 12 noon for the past ten years, the Evangelical church at Hohenzollernplatz in Berlin has been full. Hundreds of visitors - Berliners and tourists, music enthusiasts and architecture aficionados - assemble to hear the choral ensemble ‘sirventes berlin.’ The name NoonSong is a play on the name of the Anglican service of Vespers, called Evensong. But NoonSong is something different. Its aim is to provide a moment’s respite from the pulsating city at midday. The church building contributes to the peaceful atmosphere: 1930s Expressionist architecture with the sunlight streaming through the high, stained glass windows. The street market outside is a hive of activity on Saturdays, and many Berliners combine their weekend grocery shopping with this spiritual refreshment.