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Fundraising

A larger donation was given by MeckRohr Company on occasion of their foundation 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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Rostock’s Tradesmen Association grants EUR 25,000 for Restoration Project!
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Restoration

October 2020:
Acoustic research on the different positions of pipework was untertaken.
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May 2020:
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.
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A second meeting of the restoration’s advisory board was held on Oct 14.
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Events

September 2020:
On 13 September, Rostock Academy of Music presented a beautiful concert in St. Mary’s in benefit of the organ restoration.
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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.

Summer 2020:
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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Acoustic Research of Organ Situation

In the course of preparing the organ’s restoration, a more etailed research of acoustical characteristics of the organ case was undertaken.

Charity Concert of Rostock Academy of Music

In 2020, the charity concert for St Mary’s Church took place in the church itself.

St. Mary’s Church and Organ Loft in 360°

For the “Open Monuments Day” 2020, 360°-views of the St. Mary’s Church have been created

Rostock business people visit organ

Members of the Rostock Tradesmen Association visited St Mary’s organ in the course of their summer party

Digital Measurement of St. Mary’s Organ completed

In the first half of 2020, the organ has been digitally captured inside and outside by laser

A Donation by MeckRohr Company

On occasion of the 30th anniversary of its founding, MeckRohr Ltd donated EUR 10.000,- for restoring St. Mary’s organ

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