Die Schrillmänner – Schwuler Chor Karlsruhe


Full name: Die Schrillmänner – Schwuler Chor Karlsruhe

Our choir has been founded by Thomas Krause and a group of friends of the Gay Group of the University of Karlsruhe in 1988. The first gig took place in the Waldschlösschen, an important cultural and educational LGBT centre in Germany.

Our repertoire has always included songs from the Renaissance to modern pop music. We nearly always change the wording a little according to our way of life – sometimes creating completely new texts. One specialty of our choir are songs completely done by choir members including music and wording. This way we do not only present to the public different facets of the LGTB world – we have always been a ‘politic’ choire which has drawn attention to problems within the LGTB community but as well in the society as a whole.

During the decades we have been a group of up to 40 singers presenting programs and concerts with piano accompaniment all over Germany and during travels to the United States and Israel as well as travels to different Various Voices Festivals, conventions of european LGTB choires. In the meantime we are singing ‘a cappella’ in a group of 8 to 10 singers with our conductor Stefan Fischer. We do preferably concerts in support of the LGBT Movement and the movement against AIDS and homophobia.