Every month, Berlin Cathedral celebrates an evening service entitled ‘New Texts’. New Songs’. This service of worship is all about singing new songs together.
Cathedral organist Andreas Sieling founded the Oosterhuis Choir in January 2018 to support the congregation. The ensemble rehearses once a week, every Wednesday from 7 PM to 8.30 PM.
The songs and musical work of the famous Dutch poet and composer Huub Oosterhuis are the focus of attention, and are learned together. He created a new musical tradition that even made its way into our hymn book (‘EG 382 – Ich steh´ vor dir mit leeren Händen, Herr’ - ‘I stand before with open hands, Lord). The hymns by Huub Oosterhuis combine a sophisticated linguistic level with a special, emotive musical form, all of which we believe is an excellent fit for Berlin Cathedral.
A musical education is desirable, but not mandatory. Those who are looking to sing can simply attend the rehearsals or get in touch directly with Cathedral organist Andreas Sieling: andreas.sieling(a)berlinerdom.de