PACHELBEL FOUR.ZERO is a participatory digital project for anyone who plays a musical instrument or sings! The focal point is the famous “Canon in D” by Johann Pachelbel, one of the most well-known melodies ever. Surely you’ve already heard one of its many recordings, edits, or adaptations.

Perhaps you did not know already, as this surprises many others, that Johann Pachelbel (1653 – 1706) not only was born in Nuremberg, but also worked in his native city for most of his life, up to his death and burial there. That’s why we, the Nürnberger Symphoniker, led by chief conductor Kahchun Wong, and BR-Klassik chose to pick up his widely known tune and, together with you, turn it into the musical ambassador of our hometown.

We can only do this with your help! We want to know: PACHELBEL FOUR.ZERO – what’s your tune? Whether you simply play the canon or invent a decorative melody, it’s all up to you. Of course, you can also use your voice. There are no limits to your creativity: the more colorful, the more unusual, and the more inventive the result, the better! That’s how your contribution’s chances will increase to earn a place among the Top 20 and to be featured at “Sternstunden Gala” in BR Television.

How it works

Join in and do something good

fun – and in the best sense of the word. For every video that is sent in, we, or the Stadtsparkasse Nürnberg will donate 40 euros to Sternstunden e.V., a non-profit association that supports projects and institutions that care for children with chronic illness, disabilities, and special needs. Since its inception, with the help of Sternstunden e.V., over 220 million euros in donations have been collected.

And in case you like to accord a little bit of/some cash for that purpose on top of your creative contribution:
Sternstunden e.V. | IBAN:  DE08 7005 0000 0007 0510 00 | Purpose: Pachelbel


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Thanks – thanks – thanks!

We have received so many incredibly great contributions … we can barely put our enthusiasm into words.

Together we have succeeded:
8.040 € will go to the Sternstunden e.V.!

By clicking on the respective names you can watch the videos. Our big thanks goes in detail to:

Aenna und Monja Fuchs, Alexa Fießer, Alexander Casino, Alexander von Hagke, Amelia von Heydebrand, Andreas Regler, Anna Möllers, Anne-Sophie Saffert, Anneke Homburg, Annette Bildhauer, Annette Grimm, Armin Knab Gymnasium Kitzingen, Armin Wallner, Barbara Bachmayr, Barbara Brödler, Beate Ruppel, Beate Wenzel, Bernd Koller, Bläserquintett Quintett 5nach, C. Huhn, Carina Benesch, Carina und Thorsten Smits und Zander, Carlotta Trauer, Carolin Remy, Carsten Hamaleser, Charly Kiemer, Chiara Bergert, Chor der Musikalischen Grundschule Greding, Chor singINpool, Christian Kohler, Christian Schriefer, Christiane Weiß, Christiane Wolf, Christina Rubner (#1, #2), Christina Stahl (#1, #2, #3, #4, #5), Christine Benesch-Weiß, Christine Kamburg, Christine Olschewsky, Christliche Deutsche Schule Chiang Mai Klasse 4, Christoph Eß (#1, #2), Christoph Krieger, Colin Chang, Constantin Strobel, Constanze und Leonie Vetter, Daniela Schäfer, Dirk Schellberg, Doris Pein-Kuceja, Eckart Haufler, Eddi Costa, Eduardo Costa (#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6), Elena Roeder, Elisabeth Lehmler, Elisabeth Rieder, Emanuela Ferreira Ataide, Emily Samaan, Eva Oelbaum, Faks Neuendettelsau (#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6), Felix Bratfisch, Felix Matczak, Florian Thoma, Frank Katemann (#1, #2, #3, #4, #5), Franziska Hirschmann, Franziska Siegert, Frieda Mayer, Gabi Will-Kienlein, Gabriele Wohlgemuth, Gérald Chartier, Gymnasium Lehrte, Q1 Musikkurs, Gymnasium Seligenthal Klasse 7a (#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8), Gymnasium Wesermünde Musikgrundkurs, Hannes Ulrich Pöhlmann, Hans Bittermann, Hans Deimel, Heinrich Hartl, Heitor Ferreira Ataide, Helga Blaschke, Hendrik Kolbert, Henriette Braun, Herbert Ludwig (#1, #2), Ingrid Schiffler, Iris Wunderlich (#1, #2), Jan Jablonowski, Jana Naßauer, Jarah Labib, Jasmin Hauschild, Jochen Vetter, Johanna Jacober, Joseph Sonnleitner, Judith und Micha Dinkelmaier, Julia Werndl, Kinder- und Jugendkantorei Nürnberg, Kinderchor Kettelerschule, Konrad Reindl, Kopernikusschule Kramer, Kunterbunt Ensemble, Laura und Elena Mandetzky, Leonard Krapf, Leonhard Starklauf, Lionel Heilmann, Lisa Miller, Lisa und Leon Mayerhofer, Luise Tröschel, Magdalena Siegert, Malou Oschmann, Margit Scherer, Marion Dickten, Marliese Geier, Martin Kiesewetter, Martin Michl (#1, #2, #3, #4, #5), Martin Modes, Martin Peschke, Max Straußwald, Musikschule Volkach (#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8), Musizier-AG des Hannover-Kollegs, Natsumi Kai, Nicola, Verena, Carola, & Benjamin Bartels, Nils Rebholz, Oliver Kutz, Philipp Osterholzer, Realschule am fränkischen Dünenweg (#1, #2), Realschule St. Maria, Rebecca Richter, Regina Riehl-Stumpf, Renate Luther-Hünig, Renate Schmalz, Roland Mordstein, Ronja Möllers (#1, #2), Rosi Ebertseder, Ruth Vogelbacher, Sandra Adam, Sandrine Doepner, Sebastian Ostrowski, Sibylle Gaisser, Siegrun Grillhiesl-Wagner, Sigrid Egginger, Sigrid Hopperdietzel, Sigrid und Leonard Krapf, Silas Bortfeld, Silvia Audorf, Silvia Jäger, Susanne Kentner-Hofmann, Susanne Lehner, Susanne Simen, Theresa Kiemer, Theresia Knopp, Thomas Kerzel (#1, #2), Thomas Kistner, Thomas Walter, Titis Stark, Ulrike Mayer, Ursula Plinganser, Valentina Schlögl, Verduras Cantando (Ltg: Stefan Edenhofer), Wigbertschule Hünfeld Klasse 8B, Wolfgang Saus, Xenia Trendel

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