Karlsruhe marked Europe Day with a performance of Ode to Joy from the city’s balconies and windows. Four musicians of the Karlsruhe City Youth Orchestra at the town hall, members of the Badische Staatskapelle at the Baden State Theater and five groups in different locations in the Grötzingen district supported this expression instrumentally. A simultaneous performance took place in Karlsruhe’s twin city Nancy to mark 65 years of friendship, as well as Nancy’s other twin city, Lublin.
In Karlsruhe’s project partner, the city of Rijeka, European Capital of Culture 2020, the 27 singers of the Rijeka Choir, led by conductor Vlajnic, performed the anthem in the pedestrian zone in front of the Rijeka City Hall, keeping a safe distance from each other. The twin cities Halle and Saale presented video messages from people in all walks of life in its twin cities, including Karlsruhe, as a sign of solidarity and cohesion.
Contact: Regina Hartig