joined Legato: 1997
Since the early 90's Vielhomonie Rhein-Ruhr is a firm part of the (not only gay) revue and cabaret scene of the Ruhr-Area. Founded as the first gay chorus of the Ruhrgebiet the 22 singers present their entertaining show, in love with the stage and longing for applause. From A Cappella to half-playback and piano accompaniment, from solo and small ensemble to full chorus, With a mix of dance, play, speech, masquerade, sound & light effects and of course a lot of music they enchant audiences.
German hits, operetta, cabaret, international pop, art songs or classical choir pieces, romantic as well as modern. Vielhomonie feels at ease with the finesse of chamber music as well as daringly dissonant spectacles.
Manuel Mahr (born 1958) has been a member of the choir since its very beginning: first as a singer, then pianist, and since 2001 as musical director and writing arrangements. In his youth he received a wide spectrum of musical training, with an emphasis on classical music. Later he discovered his love for pop-music. Next to his career as a paediatric doctor, he spends much of his free time on various musical projects.