The two pastoral assistants Hannes and Birgit Minichmayr started the ‘Kindersingkreis’ (German for children’s choir = KiSi) in the parish of Altmünster in Upper Austria.
What is KISI?
We’re an international family of children, teens and adults, and we aim to glorify God through songs and musicals. We seek to learn to discover God, to explore our talents, to experience fellowship, to spread the gospel and to live each day with Jesus. We’re a catholic movement with an ecumenical mission.
What people say about KISI
The organisation ‘KISI – God’s singing kids‘ was founded, under the nameof ‘Kinder machen Musical’ (german for ‘children play musicals‘). During that time, several tours and the first KISI-Fest took place.
Birgit Minichmayr wrote her first musical: ‘Lilli and the IncredibleComeback’. Since then she’s been writing songs and musicals for KISI on a regular basis.
KISI performed their first concerts in a foreign country. Before then, KISI was only active in different parts of Austria.
KISI started working in Holland. In the following years other groups in countries such as Uganda and Germany started developing.
Through God’s wonderful work, we were given a house in Altmuenster (Austria). This house now serves as a centre for the KISI family and a place to live for volunteers and staff, right in the middle of the beautiful Salzkammergut area.
Permanent KISI groups have been founded in Austria, Germany, Belgium and Uganda as well as projects in Hungary and Israel. The group in the Netherlands became 2023 independent as “KOEMI”.
Local & International
The KISIHOUSE is a beautiful old farmhouse located in the gorgeous region of Altmünster am Traunsee in Upper Austria. In 2016 this house was given to us in a miraculous way.
This incredible gift of God has become a home for some of the KISI team,
a place to work, a storage location, and a place for many of our KISI gatherings.
We also want it to grow to be a spiritual centre for the region…
You want to get to know the KISIHAUS? Just come by! (It’s good to call us beforehand to make sure we’re actually there.) We’ll get you a mug of coffee, guide you through the house, and tell you its story.
In the KISIHOUSE we have fixed prayer times throughout the day. We also celebrate Holy Mass at least once a week and sometimes partake in other spiritual services as well. You’re more than welcome to join us.
We want to make this house available for other groups looking for a place to meet. We have a chapel, a big meeting room, a dining room, several dormitories with a combined total of 110 beds, and a few smaller rooms.
KISI doesn’t only exist in German-speaking areas but also in many other countries. They partly have their own KISI groups and teams and partly organised singular meetings or projects.
The courageous pioneers. The Netherlands was the first country where people were affected by the KISI spirit and decided to start their own organisation and their own fixed KISI groups.
The first ones outside of Europe, and also the KISI nation with the highest concert attendance…by far!
… and many more! You will find all countries in our country overview: