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Niu Quaia

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Members  35 SSAATBB
Choir Admission  free
Choirmaster  Thorsten Seydler
Founding  18 June 1997
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Origin  Edermunde-Grifte, Germany
Genre  rock, pop, soul and jazz choral music
Affiliation  Choral Society of Grifte

Niu Quaia is a mixed choir from Edermunde-Grifte, North Hesse, Germany, who sing rock, pop, soul and jazz. They are conducted by Thorsten Seydler, a professional musician based in Trendelburg, North Hesse, Germany.


The name 'Niu Quaia' is pronounced in German as New Choir (/ˈnjuː kw.ər/). The choir is one of the three that belong to the 125-year-old 'Gesangvereins 1889 Grifte' (Choral Society of Grifte); the other two are the Gemischte Chor (mixed choir) and the Young Voices.

Niu Quaia was founded on 18 June 1997. They celebrated their fifteenth anniversary in 2012.

The choir consists of ca. 30–35 people and they rehearse every Tuesday from 8–10 pm in the village town hall in Edermünde-Grifte. Every year there is one weekend workshop and every two years they go on tour. In 2011 the choir gave a concert in Berlin; in 2013 the choir went to Bedfordshire, England for 4 days, and in 2015 the choir went to Vienna, Austria for 4 days.

Musical repertoire

Some of the songs that Niu Quaia sing, in no particular order:

  • 'Freedom is a voice' (Bobby McFerrin, Arr. Dylan Bell)
  • 'The Lonesome Road' (James Taylor, Arr. Simon Carrington)
  • 'I sing, you sing' (Anders Edenroth)
  • 'The 23rd Psalm' (Bobby McFerrin)
  • 'And I Love Her' (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Arr. Audrey Snyder)
  • 'Yesterday' (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Arr. Gene Puerling)
  • 'With a Little Help from My Friends' (The Beatles, Arr. Jens Johansen)
  • 'Helpless' (Mads Langer, Arr. Malene Rigtrup)
  • 'Three little Birds' (Bob Marley, Arr. Suba Sankaran)
  • 'Streets of London' (Ralph McTell, Arr. Aden G. Lewis)
  • 'Washing of the Waters' (Peter Gabriel, Arr. Jens Johansen)
  • 'Der Mond ist aufgegangen' (Traditional, Arr. Martin Carbow)
  • 'Brown Eyed Girl' (Van Morrison, Arr. Cadence)
  • 'Wings of a Dove' (Rhiannon)
  • 'Because' (The Beatles)
  • 'Eleanor Rigby' (The Beatles)
  • 'You Make Me Feel Like Dancing' (Leo Sayer, Arr. Martin Carbow)
  • 'All mein' Gedanken, die ich hab' (Lochamer-Liederbuch 1452–1460, Arr. Linus Kasten)
  • 'Fragile' (Sting, Arr. Oliver Gies)
  • 'Walking down the street'
  • 'Superior' (Tim Christensen)
  • 'Hit the Road, Jack' (Percy Mayfield, Arr. Ray Charles)
  • 'New York' (Paul Simon)
  • 'Shower the People' (James Taylor, Arr. Juan M. V. Garcia)
  • 'Black or White' (Michael Jackson, Arr. Malene Rigtrup)
  • Concerts

  • Old Botanical Garden of Göttingen University, Göttingen, 2 September 2012
  • Edermunde-Grifte Church, 23. February 2013
  • St. Andrew's Church, Ampthill, Bedfordshire, UK, 31 May 2013
  • St. Mary Magdalene Church, Westoning, UK, 1 June 2013
  • part of Fünf Chöre – Ein Klang (engl. five choirs – one sound), Vellmar, Sommer-im-Park, 21 August 2013
  • Jubilee Besse Choral Society, Besse, 25 May 2014
  • Old Botanical Garden of Göttingen University, Göttingen, 22 June 2014
  • 125-year Jubilee 'Gesangvereins 1889 Grifte', Edermunde-Grifte Church, 6 July 2014
  • Press Review

  • Concert in the Old Botanical Garden of Göttingen University, 15 June 2008
  • Concert in Rotenberg Martin-Luther Church, 17 February 2010
  • Concert at Town Partnership Meeting of Felsberg und Vernouillet, 7 June 2010
  • "Sommer im Park" Performance in Vellmar, 21 August 2013
  • "Sommer im Park" Performance in Vellmar, 21 August 2013
  • Jubilee of the Grifte Choral Society, 26 January 2014
  • 125-year Jubilee of the Grifte Choral Society in 2014
  • References

    Niu Quaia Wikipedia

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