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Gala Concert

November 9, 2024 I Halle Opera

Gala Concert of the 17th Film Music Days Saxony Anhalt 2024

In the great Gala Concert of the 17th Film Music Days Saxony Anhalt, the Staatskapelle Halle under the direction of Bernd Ruf presented a mix of international and national as well as young-generation-oriented compositions relevant to the show.

Tickets will soon be available at Bühnen Halle.



Visual impressions of the gala concert 2023

With star-solo singer Julie Silvera

Foto: Lucja Romanowska

Whether fronting a big band, an orchestra or conducting a gospel choir, soloist Julie Silvera convinces with her self-confidence, her high standards as well as her stunning musicality. Whenever she takes to the microphone, she sings and swings with all her heart.

After her classical vocal studies and a Master’s degree in Choral Conducting at Washington State University, Julie Silvera also earned her Doctorate in Musical Performance – Jazz Vocal Performance at the University of Miami. She ceaselessly honed her vocal skills, winning multiple awards (Lionel Hampton Award, Downbeat Magazine) and performing with contemporary jazz greats such as Russell Malone, Christian McBride and Ira Sullivan. She also passionately works with her own jazz trio.

As a background vocalist, Julie Silvera has worked with many of today’s brilliant musicians, including Josh Groban, Michael Bublé, George Benson, Gloria Estefan, Quincy Jones, Bernadette Peters, and KC (of KC and the Sunshine Band). In classical choral work, she coached and sang in the Verdi opera Aida, a Florida Grand Opera production, to celebrate the grand opening of the stunning Ziff Ballet and Concert Hall at the Adrianne Arsht Center.

In 2010, Julie Silvera took over as choral director of Unity on the Bay Choir in Miami, which under her direction, in addition to traditional gospel and spiritual repertoire, now also includes contemporary literature. She also has a long-standing relationship with the Blankeneser Gospel Choir in Hamburg. In various workshops and sold-out concerts she particpatedas a conductor and as well as a solo artist.

Dr. Julie Silvera is a sought-after lecturer and coach for jazz, popular vocal styles and techniques, as well as for gospel choirs, both in the United States and in Europe. She currently chairs the vocal panel for Youngarts. As a soloist, Julie Silvera has demonstrated her outstanding talent in countless concerts and shows worldwide.

More about Julie Silvera: http://www.juliesilvera.com/