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Fundraising

Again, a generous donation of EUR 25,000 was donated by a private person at the end of 2021 – we are very thankful!


2020: A generous donation of EUR 20,000 was given by a private person at the end of 2020
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2020: A generous donation of EUR 10,000 was given by MeckRohr Company on occasion of their founding jubilee.
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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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Restoration

March 2022: The advisory board will discuss the first version of the restoration concept.


January 2022: A group of organ experts and organists (all members of the advisory board) met to consider a first concept for the organ’s redesign.


October 2021: The investigation of the surface of Organ Casework and Duke’s Loft is completed.
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September 2021: First meeting of the enlarged advisory board, first directions for the future of the project defined
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February 2020: The report of the 2009 Symposium regarding St. Mary’s Organ was published, finally.
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Events

2022: Two splendid fundraising concerts will happen this year:

The first was a wonderful performance by Daniel Hope in March (read more>), the next one will be a concert with the German Doctors Orchestra on September 17.

2020-2021: The series of “Impossible Organ Concerts” (named so due to the state of the instrument) had to be halted in 2020 due to the corona pandemic.
But in summer 2020, small half-hour concerts have been set up on Fridays, occasionally presenting the Great Organ. This summer series was  continued in 2021.
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Second Meeting of the Advisory Board

On March 24 2022, the advisory board met for the second time and discussed a scheme for the redesign of St. Mary’s organ

Thank you, Daniel Hope!

Daniel Hope is an internationally celebrated Violinist and a well-known presenter. Supporting charity events and social or cultural projects is  part of his work.  Together with pianist Jacques Ammon, his long-term concert partner, they gave a charity concert for the restoration of the organ of St. Mary's Church of Rostock, performed in the Nikolai Church.…

Extended Advisory Board

On 29 September 2021, the first meeting of the enlarged advisory board for the organ restoration project took place. The enlargement was initiated by new bulding laws of the Lutheran Church of North Germany. The members of the former advisory board have been integrated in the new one. This added to the fact that the…

Surface analysis completed

From May to October 2021, restorer Bastian Hacker analyzed the surfaces of the organ, the organ loft and the duke's loft. This analysis will be the base for all decisions regarding the restoation of these surfaces. At a number of spots, the original finish from the building period (1770) has been laid bare under the…

Scaffold for Surface Analysis completed

Scaffolding works for the conservator’s preparatory surface analysis are completed.

Report on 2009 Symposium published

The report on the experts conference of 2009 has been published. It is supplemented by later findings and developments.

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