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Ensemble O is an experimental vocal ensemble from Berlin. Dora Osterloh's compositions play with four female voices as an overall instrument, letting them speak and scream, decide and experiment. Improvisation has room.


Texts sometimes have a meaning in terms of content, sometimes in terms of sound. The individual chases the collective and is captured by it. The members of the ensemble are all singers from the young Berlin jazz scene. Their artistic personalities and soloistic qualities come together in the ensemble to form a unique sound body.

In her musical expression, the Berlin-based singer and composer Dora Osterloh combines the lightness of improvisation with harmonic and melodic depth, as well as abstract, emotional lyrics and rhythmic complexity.

As an integral part of the Berlin jazz and improvisation scene, she can be experienced in a wide variety of constellations and bands. In recent years she has worked as a composer for her vocal ensemble ENSEMBLE O and developed various solo concepts, most recently the singer-songwriter project SONGS, as well as her new band project PHOENIX LOVE.


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  • Dora Osterloh (voc, comp)
  • Friederike Merz (voc)
  • Fama M’Boup (voc)
  • Laura Winkler (voc)

InSpirit - Jazz as a spiritual musical experience in the Memorial Church

For many years, the InSpirit series has shaped the summer in the Memorial Church:
The combination of contemporary jazz music and spiritual content in a church space is unique in Berlin. The famous blue light of the stained glass windows creates an incomparable atmosphere for enjoying jazz as a spiritual musical experience. Well-known jazz musicians from Germany and abroad organize the evenings of the series together with theologians.

The artistic director of InSpirit is the organist of the Memorial Church, Sebastian Heindl. He not only brings his personal enthusiasm for contemporary jazz into the selection of the invited musicians, but also plays the large organ or the Hammond organ himself on some evenings.
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Dates
July 2024
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