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Rostock’s Tradesmen Association grants EUR 25,000 for Restoration Project!
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One could smile at hand-painted appeals from the past, but they should be acknowledged:
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On Feb 22, the experts board met for the first time. Research jobs to be done were specified. Expertises on instrument and its surface, also for organ loft and the duke’s balcony, shall be prepared. See a Memo here>

A second meeting was held on Oct 14. Read more>

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


On Dec 15, 5 PM, the organ will be part of the Advent Music Series of St. Mary’s church. Karl-Bernhardin Kropf will play pieces of “baroque glamour” and improvise on seasonal hymns.

“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 public will be allowed to join the player on the organ loft and to enter the instrument during playing. First concert will be Messiaen’s “Nativité du Seigneur” on Jan 11, 2020, 4 p.m., performed by St. Mary’s organist Karl-Bernhardin Kropf, who studied this work with Messiaen himself.

On Nov 9th, the organwas 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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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

Examination of Windchests from 1793

The 1793 windchests by Marx under examination

Stories of hard times

Some images illustrate the melancholy of the 80’s…

Painted Appeals – Now and Then

In the 80’s, there was a first donation appeal, and in 2018 children painted for the same purpose again!

Donation of the “Jahresköste” of Rostock’s Tradesmen Association

Rostock’s Tradesmen Association grants EUR 25,000 for Restoration Project

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