Archiv: 2018 Archiv

Cathedral bells to ring for International Day of Peace

For the first time in history, bells in churches and secular institutions across Europe will be rung in unison on 21st September, from 6pm to 6.15pm (CET), sending out a strong symbol in support of peace. Berlin Cathedral is participating in this event.

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July 2018 – Team for Hohenzollern family crypt project announced!

In recent months Berlin Cathedral has been looking throughout the EU for a team to take on the renovation and further development of the Hohenzollern family crypt (Hohenzollerngruft). Now the team has been announced. The Berlin-based architects Büro für Architektur, Städtebau und Denkmalpflege, BASD…

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3rd June 2018 Serious incident in Berlin Cathedral

A serious incident took place inside Berlin Cathedral on the afternoon of 3rd June 2018. A man of around 50 years of age went on the rampage and threatened other visitors to the Cathedral. The Cathedral security personnel immediately evacuated the Cathedral and called the police for help. During the…

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Notos Quartet gives a benefit concert for young Jews and Muslims on 22.05.2018

In mid-April the Notos Quartet became the first artists to return their controversial ECHO prize in protest. Now the four young musicians are taking another stand against anti-semitism and for international understanding.

At a benefit concert on 22nd May in Berlin Cathedral, the four quartet members…

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Luther, Bach and the Jews – Bach exhibition until 1st May 2018

The great Johann Sebastian Bach is omnipresent throughout Berlin Cathedral – in his cantatas, oratorios and organ compositions. And once a year, Bach’s House in Eisenach (‘Bachhaus Eisenach’) presents a spring exhibition dedicated to the composer, which is hosted in the Imperial Hall of Berlin…

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Hva er et menneske?

The State and Cathedral Choir will be giving a concert at Oslo Cathedral for the first time. The governing body of Berlin Cathedral is known as the Cathedral Council (Domkirchenkollegium [DKK]). Every year, approximately 1,000 musicians and roughly 15,000 visitors arrive to enjoy this special…

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Bread and wine conversations recommence

Following the ‘winter break’, the bread and wine conversations are due to start again on 14 March. We once again invited interesting guests including the essayist and author Daniel Schreiber, who last year grappled with the question of how we can find a way out of the placelessness that afflicts…

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Original conductor’s baton belonging to Mendelssohn

On 24 March the Oratorio Choir of the Berlin Cathedral Choir will be performing Bach’s St Matthew Passion in the version by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. During this concert, the Baroque orchestra ‘Aris & Aulis’ plays on historical instruments. Furthermore, Choirmaster Tobias Brommann conducts the…

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New songs 2.0: Wanted: singers!

Every month, Berlin Cathedral celebrates an evening service of worship entitled ‘New Texts ’. New songs”, during which more contemporary musical works are sung. After a two year trial period, we now want to further reinforce this format of service, and give it a certain special touch. We have…

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Dusting every 25 years – the great spring clean of our ‘Sauer’ Cathedral organ

Chipped off façade pipes, brittle leather along the bellows, dirty wooden surfaces on the outside of the instrument – our huge ‘Sauer’ Cathedral organ is in urgent need of some TLC. From 15 January to 23 February extensive repair work has been scheduled for the organ. Total costs amount to…

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On the border – Lent sermon series 2018

Borders are currently the subject of much discussion and intense controversy: Should borders be opened or closed? What sense do borders have? and when is there no sense? Where are the personal borders, and by what course of action and choice of words are they breached? What happens on the border…

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Donate online for the Cathedral

Berlin Cathedral is required to generate 97% of its own annual budget totalling approximately €6 million. Donations are therefore always welcome, and represent an invaluable source of support for our communal work. All friends of our Cathedral are now able to donate a few euros online with zero…

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