Derived from the Swedish “Sjael” which means “soul”, the coinage Sjaella is the name of an all-girl a cappella ensemble from Leipzig.

Sjaella has received a number of accolades, most recently the Tampereen Sävel Contest for Vocal Ensembles in Tampere (FI), has been signed on by a record label, successfully completed workshops with the biggest names in a cappella, made multiple radio and television appearances and brought down the house with concerts at internationally-renowned music festivals.

Their debut CD “Sjaella”, released in 2011, was highly acclaimed by many music magazines (“Das Orchester”, “Rondo”, “Sono”) and the Bavarian broadcasting network, Bayerischer Rundfunk.

Without a doubt, Sjaella’s defining characteristic, which sets them apart, is the fact that they began so early on, and in this way, grew with and towards each other. This has led to a degree of harmony and trust between all the singers that is clearly felt at their concerts. They breathe and sing as a single vocal being.

Sjaella consists of: Marie Charlotte SeidelFelicitas ErbenHelene ErbenViola BlacheMarie Fenske, and Franziska Eberhardt.