Following two Benefit Concerts in 2022 and several major donations, the “Friends of Church Music” Association and the Parish have raised around 200,000 Euro for the Organ Restoration project. Some money (around 80,000) has been spent for the preparing examinations).
Following the last meetings of the restoration project’s Board of Organ Experts and the Organ Commission, a concept for the restoration has been acknowledged. It draws the outline for a combination of restoration, re-organisation and new components. The detailed plans shall be considered together with organ builders within the frame of a competitive dialogue. Its announcement shall be ready in the first half of 2023.
2022: Two splendid fundraising concerts took place, the first was a wonderful performance by Daniel Hope in March (read more>), the second one a concert with the German Medics Orchestra on September 17 (read more>).
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Turn of the Year 2022-2023
Some minor developments at the end of 2022 and the beginning of 2023
Benefit Concert on Sept 17, 2022
On 17 September 2022, a concert of the Deutsches Ärzte-Orchester (German Medics Orchestra) took place in St Mary’s Church as a benefit performance for the restoration of organ and duke’s loft.
Third Meeting of the Advisory Board
On August 18, 2022, the Advisory Board held its third meeting.
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…