That was 2015! - Review
On June 20th and 21st, 2015 it was time again for the Tag der Shanty-Chöre. More than 400 singers from all across Germany and The Netherlands made Cuxhaven the capital of shanties and created a maritime atmosphere with their shanties and seasongs.
Some of the groups travelled to Cuxhaven already on Friday and for the first time in history they started with an evening in the mess room of the Shanty-Chor Cuxhaven - an informal get-together in a Shanty-Café style, dominated by the real work songs all performed a capella and unplugged. The overwhelming success induced the Shanty-Chor Cuxhaven as co-organizer of the Tag der Shanty-Chöre to stick to this event and make it an annual part of the Tag der Shanty-Chöre.
On Saturday noon the choirs started singing in the health resorts. Even though the weather could have been better, the spectators came to listen to the performances. Even under the Kugelbake the Chanting Lads inspired the audience with their voices.
The maritime Gala Night crowned the successful Saturday performances and Wolfgang Zinow competently and amusingly guided through the program with 4 choirs and 2 groups. This year, the following Kommersabend took place in the foyer of the Kugelbake-Halle and "De Scheepsjoagers" from The Netherlands heated up the audience one more time. Nobody missed the Kurparkhalle not availabe due to a fire damage.
Sunday morning started with the maritime devotion at 09:45 o'clock followed by Shantys Nonstop in the Kurpark with 30-minute-performances of all choirs. After a short time so many spectators had gathered in the Kurpark that the organizer arranged for additional seats. The traditional pea soup was offered by the German Red Cross but also coffee and cake as well as strawberry bowl were served.
At about 18:15 o'clock all remaining singers gathered on stage to sing the Frisian song "Wo die Nordseewellen...". An awesome finale of a felicitous event, that has one more time proved the diversity of shanties and seasongs and that has proved Cuxhaven being the capital of shanties.