Gala Dinner in the Historic City Hall Wuppertal

Traditionally, the Gala Dinner is the most important social event of the ICOBTE/ICHMET conference. Do not miss the chance for getting together and networking in an elegant atmosphere! The Historic City Hall as the most highly-reputed cultural venue of Wuppertal welcomes you for a wonderful gala evening. The whole gala program will provide a delightful gathering environment for scientists from junior to senior level. Champagne, a variety of wines and beverages as well as excellent food for every taste await our guests on this special night. All this is set to the rhythm of classical music, delivered by the university orchestra and university choir under the leadership of Christoph Spengler.
The Gala Dinner will be presented in an environment of magnificent architecture and exceptional paintings. In addition, it is offered the opportunity of dancing to those who wish it and there will be a special surprise for the attendants of the event. A spectacular night awaits you! We look forward to seeing you there. Please stick to an appropriate dress code.

The Historic City Hall Wuppertal is conveniently located on Johannisberg 40, 42103 Wuppertal, just a 10-minute walk from Wuppertal's main train station and 15-minute walk from the conference venue.

More information about The Historic City Hall Wuppertal and a 360° tour of the building are available here:

Start: Friday, 08 September 2023, 7.00 p.m.
Fee: 140 € 

Musical Highlights at the Gala Dinner

Christoph Spengler is the conductor of the University Orchestra and the University Choir. He studied church music in Dusseldorf and works as church musician in Remscheid. He teaches choir leading at the university and pop piano, choir leading and orchestra conducting at the Evangelische Pop-Akademie Witten. He leads several choirs and orchestras and has conducted concerts in Germany, South Africa, Russia, Mexico, Oman and several other countries. In 2017, he received the medal of honor of the university of Wuppertal for his work with choir and orchestra.

Two ensembles present the sound of the University of Wuppertal. The choir is a pop choir, singing songs from different genres, from pop music to jazz, from musical to movie songs, from Latin to Blues. The orchestra also shows a big variety of styles, playing not only classical music, but also music from movies, musicals and jazz. Both ensembles are open for students and people working for the university. Singers or instrumentalists from outside the university are welcome, too. Both ensembles are as colorful as the life at our university.