On April 4, this year’s spring charity concert was held in the well-filled chapel at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. Nearly 20 artists took part in the evening’s colorful program of current chart hits, evergreens and students’ own compositions.
The musical evening began with performances by the WHU mixed chorus and men’s chorus. Even without microphones, their voices filled the chapel with sound. A special highlight of the evening was Pascal Teitscheid’s improvised work. Devin Tegmen and Ahmed Baazaoui, who contributed a great deal of wit and charm to the evening’s performances, announced Pascal Teitscheid’s performance with the ironic question: “Improvisation – does that mean he doesn’t know what he’s about to do?” With his very first notes at the piano, however, the Bachelor’s student demonstrated that he knew exactly what he was doing, even if the performance was improvised. Noah Leonavicius and Fritz Sitte also received great applause for their rendition of the Elton John classic, “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me.” Having already participated in several spring and Christmas concerts, the two Bachelor’s students offered what would likely be their final joint performance at WHU, as they will both soon graduate.
As always, the event was organized and managed by students who are actively involved in the student association “WHU Studenten helfen e.V.” (WHUSH). Not only did the audience love the concert, the donations were generous as well. A total of 450 euros were collected in donations as well as snack and beverage sales during intermission and after the concert in the vaulted cellar of WHU. The profits and donations will go to the “Elterninitiative krebskranker Kinder Koblenz e.V.”
Charity Concerts at WHU
Twice a year – once in the spring and once in celebration of Christmas, charity concerts are hosted at the WHU chapel, which have by now become permanent fixtures in the array of aid projects organized by the “WHU Studenten helfen e.V.“ association. Students organize the concerts at WHU and also choose the content. WHU employees also participate in the execution of the programs, so that the audience can always look forward to an interesting, diverse and premium quality program. The profits from the charity concerts go to local institutions in Vallendar and vicinity as well as select projects abroad in the form of financial donations.