Photo by Billie Moeller
In 2017, Danilo Timm started Heart Chor with the intention of bringing passionate and talented people together to sing and perform. A thoroughly loving collective has formed and over time become something more than a family.
Heart Chor sings and performs out of joy, curiousity and passion, radically spreading the message of LOVE. Body positivity, self-love and acceptance are its core values. With its trademark The Ode to Nipples. Heart Chor supports the Free the Nipple Movement. Mutter Unser - a feminist reinterpretation of the Lord's Prayer - is a devotion to the luscious and cheerful Holy Mother. In collaboration with DJ Alma Linda Heart Chor promotes sexual freedom through their common project Homoerotic Aerobics.
Heart Chor performs at music festivals such as Garbicz Festival, Fusion Festival and Bucht der Träumer as well as at many cultural events, for example at Feldkunst Festival, Festsaal Kreuzberg and Sophiensaele and at the city's legendary night venues such as Kater Blau, Sisyphos, Kit Kat Club and YAAM. In 2019 Berlin saw the premiere of Heart Chor - The Musical, involving over 50 performers. A two-hour-long musical journey was staged in a large circus tent to an audience of 1,300 guests. In 2020 Heart's Club, a self-developed club and cabaret experience, was staged for the first time, as well as the Kaos Karaoke. In 2021, Heart Chor took their audience on a Quest for Joy, an immersive musical theatre performance supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
Photo by Fabricio Timm
Danilo Timm is Heart Chor’s artistic and musical director. As musical-theatre actor in Brazil, he has played lead roles in many productions such as Hair, Spring Awakening, Grey Gardens and Xanadu. As musical director, he has been responsible for plays such as Hedwig and The Angry Inch, directing concerts with its Brazilian cast and John Cameron Mitchell in Rio de Janeiro.
In 2014, Danilo moved to Berlin to explore new artistic and life possibilities. As a singer and composer, he is part of the band Aquafaba, celebrating South American rhythms and transculturality and the band Passiflora Live, exploring improvised musical performances with loops and vocal effects. His drag persona - Deloris Delight - plays with cabaret elements, live improvisation and audience engaging experiences.
His love for people led him to direct Heart Chor - and later also Oh My Choir - two experimental choirs that became his life thread sewing many possibilities. With his experience as a singing teacher and vocal coach, Danilo Timm keeps exploring the unity and expressive power of the choir, constantly searching for new ways to inspire, touch and entertain crowds in and around Berlin.
Artists and organisations we’ve worked with
Alma Linda - Dance
Adam Mandelman - Performance
Anja Lotta - Hula Hoop
Avi & Ahmed - Music
Evgenia Chetvertkova - Dance
Johnny Questions - Performance
Krystyna Lama Szydłowska - Choreography
Kyra Edeker - Performance
Lívia Delgado - Dance
Marcela Donato - Dance
Marcel Hösl - Dance & Performance
Marje Hirvonen - Dance
Nicole Ratjen - Clown
Sarah Greenspan - Opera
Tarlie Lumby - Dance
Art Work Background