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Fundraising

Of the fundraising CD “Internationale Weihnachtslieder”, about 250 pieces have been sold this christmas. EUR 1.900 were gained for the organ restorations preparative work.
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Rostock’s Tradesmen Association grants EUR 25,000 for Restoration Project!
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Restoration

January 2020: Works for laser-scanning of the organ, the organ loft, the duke’s chair and all surroundings have commenced. Severial visualisations of the organ and a 3D-model of the organ’s framework shall be generated.


A second meeting of the restoration’s advisory board was held on Oct 14. Read more>


Just weeks before, the baroque windchests were examinated. Read more>

Events

 

“Unmögliche Orgelkonzerte/Impossible Organ Concerts”, Nr. 1

The bad state of the organ does not really allow for concerts, but there shall be occasional “impossible organ concerts” to keep up the fascination of organ music in live performance. The series started with Olivier Messiaen’s “Nativité du Seigneur” on Jan 11, 2020.
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On Nov 9th, the organ was played within a chamber choir programme with Kurt Hessenberg’s chorale fantasy on “Sonne der Gerechtigkeit”. Mostly the 1938 pipework was used, which gave nice effect.

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Third Meeting of Advisory Board

On March 11 2020, the Advisory Board met for the third time

10 Years ago: Symposium regarding the future of St. Mary’s organ

In November 2009, experts were invited to a Symposium regarding the future of the organ of St. Mary’s church of Rostock.

Research and Sources

In spring 2019, Martin Dücker researched several sources in the archives of St. Mary’s church.

Impossible Organ Concerts Nr 1

On 11 Jan 2020, the series “Impossible Organ concerts” was started with Olivier Messiaen’s “La Nativité du Seigneur”

A Christmas CD for the Organ’s Restoration!

A very special compact disc with carols has been released for restoration fundraising!

Meeting of the Advisory Board October 2019

In Oct 2019, the Advisory Board met for the 2nd time

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