Kulturbüro Elisabeth Berlin
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New Year's Eve Organ Concert

Sunday, 31. December 2023

7 pm

Foto © Maximilian Schnaus

Maximilian Schnaus (Berlin) plays works by Bach, Reger and Susteck.

In many places, the new year is celebrated with fireworks. At the same time, the turn of the year invites us to pause. Both aspects, looking back and looking forward, pausing and moving on, are reflected in the traditional New Year's Eve organ concert in the Sophienkirche. In addition to virtuoso works by Max Reger and Johann Sebastian Bach, Maximilian Schnaus will play Dominik Susteck's "Organ Labyrinth," commissioned for the 50th anniversary of the Sophienkirche organ. Susteck's communicative and pictorial music has a strong spiritual dimension and encourages reflection on the dimensions of time.

Johann Sebastian Bach
Toccata and Fugue in F major, chorale arrangements

Dominik Susteck
Orgellabyrinth (excerpts)

Max Reger
Fantasy and fugue on the chorale "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" (Wake up, the voice calls us)

Free admission, donations are welcome!

In the future, a video transmission in the nave of the church will make it possible to experience the fascinating skills of the organists very closely at all organ concerts. "Music in the Sophienkirche" is a series of events organized by  Ev. Kirchengemeinde am Weinberg in cooperation with Kultur Büro Elisabeth.

Photo: © Maximilian Schnaus