A larger donation was given by MeckRohr Company on occasion of their foundation jubilee.
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.
Rostock’s Tradesmen Association grants EUR 25,000 for Restoration Project!
Acoustic research on the different positions of pipework was untertaken.
Works for laser-scanning of the organ, the organ loft, the duke’s chair and all surroundings are completed. Several visualisations of the organ and a 3D-model of the organ’s framework have been generated.
A second meeting of the restoration’s advisory board was held on Oct 14.
On 13 September, Rostock Academy of Music presented a beautiful concert in St. Mary’s in benefit of the organ restoration.
On 23 September, a lecture with concert was given by Karl-Bernhardin Kropf on the 250th Anniversary of the Schmidt Organ in St. Mary’s.
Due to the corona pandemic measurers, the Organ Concert Series had to be seized. Instead, a series of 30-minutes concerts was introduced in summer, presenting the great organ alone or together with soloists, as well as the positive organ.
“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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