Biography: The choir ensemble “Reine Männersache Zellhausen” was formed in 2014 by thirty active singers from two traditional male choirs from Germany. This is no coincidence, since the singers of the choirs “Harmonie Zellhausen” and “Liederkranz Zellhausen” are both known in the region for their outstanding choral work. Over the decades they have been awarded numerous first prizes in National and International choir competitions, including a second prize in the male category at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in 2007.
Initially conceived as a casual collaboration between the two formerly rival choirs, they developed with the aim of trying out new male choral pieces in modern presentation variations on stage and therefore attracting and inspiring younger singers to male choir singing. In addition to the development of sophisticated arrangements and contemporary pieces other classics are rehearsed as well and so the “Reine Männersache Zellhausen” often present themselves both in the classic men’s choir category as well as with works from the genres of pop, jazz and gospel.
“Reine Männersache Zellhausen” – meanwhile has grown to about 40 singers, between ages of 16 and 84 years old – and have performed in recent years at several concerts including the “Night of Choirs” and at the choir festival “Chor3” upon invitation of the District Administrator of Offenbach. Recently, in September 2017 they won as the best men’s choir the sacral choir competition “Frei Geist” in Somborn.