That was 2018! - Review
On June 16th and 17th, 2018 the 44th Tag der Shanty-Chöre opened its gates again. Good old friends of the past years could be seen again and Cuxhaven proved the fact of being the capital of shanties one more time.
The smaller shanty groups already performed on Friday evening in the Shanty-Chor-Messe celebrating the event with a Shanty-Café dominated by the real work songs all performed a capella and unplugged. For 3 years now this event is the opener for the Tag der Shanty-Chöre.
Saturday started in the early afternoon with shows in many different locations and all open air performances could take place.
Saturday traditionally finished with the Maritime Gala moderated by Wolfgang Zinow who competently and amusingly guided through the program with 3 choirs and 3 groups. At the Kommersabend following the Gala the Shanty-Chor Eilshausen put the audience into good humour in the beautifully decorated Foyer of the Kugelbake-Halle.
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. The traditional pea soup was offered by the German Red Cross but also pizza, coffee and cake as well as strawberry bowl were served.
At about 18:45 o'clock all remaining choirs gathered on stage to sing "Rolling Home". An awesome finale of a once again felicitous event, that was excellently organised by Marina Albers and her colleagues of the Nordseeheilbad Cuxhaven GmbH.