CLEFNI stands for The choral life in the cities of Bern and Fribourg in the long nineteenth century. It is a research project that aims to understand how choral activities influenced the social and political life in these cities and contributed to the integration of the four cultures that make up Switzerland.

CLEFNI is conducted by Dr. Caiti Hauck at the Institute of Musicology of the University of Bern and is funded by the European Union’s “Horizon 2020” research and innovation programme through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA).


Choral Life in Switzerland, 19th-21st Century


17-18 September 2021, University of Bern


18 September 2021, 7:30 pm, Französische Kirche Bern

3 October 2021, 5 p.m., Aula of the University of Fribourg