All about the Barberellas (English)

The Barberellas – the first Barbershop Chorus in Bonn, Germany’s UN city and former capital


Bonn, Barbershop, Barberellas!



30 women, full of energy and with a passion for singing Barbershop, with quirky choreography – that’s the Barberellas. We perform year-round, giving concerts in the Bonn/Cologne area and at the German Barbershop Conventions.

The choir was founded in 1995 by Hedwig Brengmann-Domogalla. Still going strong and evolving constantly, with new members and musical arrangements, the Barberellas celebrated their 20th anniversary on March 15, 2015, with a sparkling show at the Augustinum Theatre in Bonn and are looking forward to the next big anniversary in 2020.

The chorus is a member of the „Chorverband NRW“ and BinG!-Barbershop in Germany.

Every Wednesday evening, we practise in Bonn under our  conductor Sebastian Dahmen, who took over from Susanne Ungler-Kügler in 2018. Susanne, a leading tenor in the choir, continues as deputy director.

We rehearse every Wednesday evening, with additional all-day and all-weekend workshops once or twice a year, to keep up our reputation as one of the country’s most successful barbershop choruses.

New singers are very welcome. Sing high, sing low… if you are interested in singing four-part harmony, a capella,  the chances are the Barberellas could be the choir for you. If you’re interested, we’d love to hear from you! Drop us a mail to

We’d love to meet you soon!