Events


Listen to the Carol of the Angels

The Foundation for Culture and Heritage Forum ARTE organizes on December 15th, from 7:30 p.m., along with the Evangelical Church C.A. from Romania – Brașov Parish, the charity concert Listen to the Carol of the Angels. In 2023 this event reached its 7th edition.

Partners of this project are “Tudor Ciortea” High School of Music, Secondary School no. 12 and the “Grigore Antipa” College of Sciences. The event will be hosted by the Roman Catholic Church of St. Peter and Paul, on Mureșenilor street, no. 19.

The musical coordinator is Steffen Schlandt together with teachers Izabella Brașoveanu, Laura Greavu (Vocational Music High School “Tudor Ciortea”), Annegret Feder (High School No. 12), Gizella Benedek (College of Sciences “Grigore Antipa”) and Gabriela Schlandt (Church Evangelical CA from Romania – Brașov Parish).

This project was created with the aim of bringing children closer to music and, at the same time, to the emotion of the winter holidays that the students want to convey to the public. About 150 children come together in this concert to sing Christmas carols. For some students it is a first experience of singing in a choir and taking part in a large-scale show.

Tickets can be purchased starting on November 29th at the Black Church store, INSPIRATIO Gift Studio, located at Curtea Johannes Honterus, no. 8, or online from booktes.com. The price of a ticket is 50 lei for all age categories.

The money gathered from the sold tickets will be donated, as every year, to the Clinical Emergency Hospital for Children, Brașov.

We are looking forword to seeing you at the concert!

Holiday Concerts

During the month of December, the Black Church community organizes concerts dedicated to spiritual preparation for the Christmas Eve and the New Year, inviting all music lovers to participate to these cultural and religious events.

The Christmas concert takes place at the Roman Catholic Church of St. Peter and Paul, located on Mureșenilor street, on Sunday, December 10th, from 8:00 p.m. The repertoire consists of pieces composed by Bach, Brahms, Distler, Sartorius and Reger, which will be performed by the Bach Choir of the Black Church alongside the Capella Coronensis ensemble, conducted by Steffen Schlandt. Tickets for this concert can be purchased starting November 24th, the cost of a ticket being 50 lei.

Another long-awaited event is ”The Concert at the End of the Year”, December 31st, at 12:00 in the afternoon. Now in its 24th edition, the concert of organ music and meditation encourages the audience to reflect on the past year and look forward to the new year with hope. The words of the priest, along with the organ music, guide the spectators to a moment of contemplation and peace of mind. The concert takes place in the Black Church, without interruption since 1999. Tickets will be on sale from December 16th, the cost of one ticket being 25 lei.

Tickets for both concerts can be purchased online at booktes.com or at the gift shop, INSPIRATIO, located at Curtea Johannes Honterus, Nr. 8.

We are looking forword to seeing you at the concerts!

Panpipe and Organ Concert – Cornel Pană and Steffen Schlandt at the Black Church

The Black Church hosts a concert of baroque music performed on two related instruments, on Wednesday, September 13 2023, from 6 p.m. The panpipe and the organ will dialogue through the music of Georg Friedrich Händel. The performers will be the panpipe musician Cornel Pană (Switzerland) and the organist Steffen Schlandt (Brașov).
The works performed are originally composed for flute and harpsichord, but can come to life in other arrangements, such as this one, in which the focus is on wind instruments.
The Black Church community invites all music lovers to discover the special sonority of the sonatas. Tickets can be purchased at the box office inside the INSPIRATIO Gift Studio store, located at Curtea Johannes Honterus no. 8, or online at www.booktes.com. The cost of a ticket is 25 lei, and for children under 18 the entrance is free.

We are waiting for you at the concert!

The concert of organist Paul Cristian rescheduled to September, 8

The Black Church Community announces that the next organ concert of the Organ Nights festival, performed by the artist Paul Cristian, originally scheduled for September 9, 6:00 p.m., will take place on September 8, 6:00 p.m.
Organ Nights concerts at the Black Church usually take place every Saturday from 27 May to 21 October, from 18.00, lasting approximately 60 minutes. Paul Cristian’s concert had to be rescheduled to avoid an overlap with an event that will take place in the Central Square.
The festival program can be consulted on the Black Church website (https://bisericaneagra.ro/concerte-orga/), on the INSPIRATIO website (https://inspiratio.ro/concerte/) or on the Facebook and Instagram pages of the Black Church.
The cost of a ticket is 25 lei, for children under 18 the entrance is free. Tickets can be purchased at the INSPIRATIO Gift Studio store, located at Curtea Johannes Honterus no. 8, or online at www.booktes.com.

We are waiting for you at the concert!

Extraordinary concerts at the Black Church

The Black Church community is hosting two extraordinary choral concerts on July 19th and 21st at 6 p.m. The first event will take place on July 19th and will be supported by an ecumenical choir of the Catholic and Protestant parishes of Frankfurt an der Oder – the Frankfurt Children and Youth Choir. On July 21st, during the second concert, the Summer Choir choral project, along with the organist of the Black Church, Steffen Schlandt, will present to the public the version for soloists, choir and organ of Antonín Dvořák’s Mass in D Major.

The Frankfurt Children and Youth Choir consists of around 50 young people between the ages of 10 and 19. Along with young people who belong to the Protestant and Catholic churches, this choir also includes young people who are not religiously bound. A major role in the choir community is the cultivation of church music culture from the past to the present. Each year, members prepare an oratorio and repertoire for the tour, receiving a solid musical education through free vocal training. They gave concerts not only in the churches of Frankfurt, but also in Brandenburg, Saarland, France, Harz Mountains, Thuringia, Lüneburg, Austria, Czech Republic, USA, Sweden, Wales and England, Poland and Romania.

Summer Choir – Carpates is a choral seminar that takes place in Brașov between July 17th and 22nd, 2023. At the end of the rehearsals, the choir directed by Christian Ciucă, along with Steffen Schlandt who will play the organ music, will perform a work by Antonín Dvořák, Misa in D Major, which the composer said could be called Faith, Hope and Love for God. Following this project, two concerts will take place, in Brașov on July 21st at the Black Church, and in Bucharest on July 22nd at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph.
Tickets for the concerts on July 19th and 21st can be purchased from July 7th at the ticket office inside the INSPIRATIO Gift Studio, located at Curtea Johannes Honterus no. 8, or online at www.booktes.com. The cost of a ticket is 25 lei, and children under 18 years old can enter for free.

We are waiting for you at the concerts!

IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE

The International Stradivarius Tour, now at its 16th edition, presented Music, Attitude, Values and, above all, closeness and openness to the youngest and most inexperienced audience. Every year, Violinist Alexandru TOMESCU,
the leader of this project, travels to all regions of the country with the sound of the best music. Accompanied by STRADIVARIUS Violin Elder-Voicu-Object of National Heritage, Thesaurus Category, brings the most beautiful stories, especially to young people and children and, at the same time, he believes in long-term commitments, in meetings that stand the test of time and develop their true value, too
the music.

Adela Liculescu started studying the piano at the age of four and at the age of eight already debuted at the Gasteig Philharmonic in Munich. Meanwhile, Adela Liculescu a became known as one of the most active pianists of her generation, both in the soloist field, as well as in that of chamber music.

“IN MOOD FOR LOVE” is a 70-minute musical program, which
inspires the audience to meditation, reflection and love. A harmony of
sounds between violin and piano, to the music of universal composers and
nationals:

JULES Massenet- Meditation from Opera Thais
FRITZ Kreisler – Liebesleid
FRITZ Kreisler – Liebesfreud
EDWARD Elgar – Hello D’Amor
CESAR Franck – Sonata in A Major (excerpt)
MIRCEA Chiriac – Serenade
CONSTANTIN I. Nottara – Siciliana
CAMILLE Saint-Saens – Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso

We are waiting for you at the concert!

Organ Nights 2023

The opening of the Organ Nights 2023 festival at the Black Church will take place on Saturday, May 27, starting at 6 p.m. The tradition of organ concerts will continue with the 71st edition, during which the public will have the opportunity to listen to internationally renowned artists.

The concerts take place every Saturday, between May 27 and October 21, from 6 p.m., with a duration of approximately 60 minutes. The festival schedule can be consulted both in the table below, as well as on the INSPIRATION Gift Studio website and on the Facebook and Instagram pages of the Black Church.

Tickets can be purchased starting on the Monday of the week in which each concert is held, at the ticket office inside the INSPIRTIATIO Gift Studio, located at Curtea Johannes Honterus no. 8, or online at www.booktes.com (links also go live on Mondays).

Data Artiști Bilete Online Booktes
27.05.23 Josef & Susanne Miltschitzky (Germania) https://booktes.com/bilet/organ-nights-josef-susanne-miltschitzky-ottobeuren-la-biserica-neagra
03.06.23 Steffen Schlandt (Brașov) https://booktes.com/bilet/organ-nights-steffen-schlandt-la-biserica-neagra
10.06.23 Fernanda, Emil și Dan Racoveanu (București) https://booktes.com/bilet/organ-nights-fernanda-emil-si-dan-racoveanu-la-biserica-neagra
17.06.23 Renée Anne Louprette (SUA) https://booktes.com/bilet/organ-nights-renee-anne-louprette-la-biserica-neagra
24.06.23 Clasă de orgă a Facultății de Muzică Timișoara, prof. Cristina Struța https://booktes.com/bilet/organ-nights-clasa-de-orga-a-facultatii-de-muzica-timisoara
01.07.23 Ursula Philippi (Prejmer) https://booktes.com/bilet/organ-nights-ursula-philippi-la-biserica-neagra
08.07.23 Erzsébet Windhager-Geréd (Austria) https://booktes.com/bilet/organ-nights-erzsebet-windhager-gered-la-biserica-neagra
15.07.23 Balázs Szabó (Ungaria) https://booktes.com/bilet/organ-nights-balazs-szabo-la-biserica-neagra
22.07.23 Amalia Erdős (Cluj) https://booktes.com/bilet/organ-nights-amalia-erdos-la-biserica-neagra
29.07.23 Erich Türk (Cluj) https://booktes.com/bilet/organ-nights-erich-turk-la-biserica-neagra
05.08.23 Alexandru Catău (Franța) https://booktes.com/bilet/organ-nights-alexandru-catau-la-biserica-neagra
12.08.23 Alen Kopunović Legetin (Croația) https://booktes.com/bilet/organ-nights-alen-kopunovic-legetin-la-biserica-neagra
19.08.23 Eckart Schlandt (Brașov) https://booktes.com/bilet/organ-nights-eckart-schlandt-la-biserica-neagra
26.08.23 Eduard Antal (București) https://booktes.com/bilet/organ-nights-eduard-antal-la-biserica-neagra
02.09.23 Noémi Miklós (Cluj) https://booktes.com/bilet/organ-nights-noemi-miklos-la-biserica-neagra
08.09.23 Paul Cristian (Brașov) https://booktes.com/bilet/organ-nights-paul-cristian-la-biserica-neagra
16.09.23 Brita & Jürg Falch Leutert (Sibiu) https://booktes.com/bilet/organ-nights-brita-jurg-falch-leutert-la-biserica-neagra
23.09.23 Klaus Dieter Untch (Brașov) https://booktes.com/bilet/organ-nights-klaus-dieter-untch-la-biserica-neagra
30.09.23 Anneke Brose (Germania) https://booktes.com/bilet/organ-nights-anneke-brose-la-biserica-neagra
07.10.23 Geanina Sălăgean (București) https://booktes.com/bilet/organ-nights-geanina-salagean-la-biserica-neagra
14.10.23 Garai Zsolt (Oradea) https://booktes.com/bilet/organ-nights-garai-zsolt-la-biserica-neagra
21.10.23 Închiderea festivalului https://booktes.com/bilet/organ-nights-inchiderea-festivalului

Contest – Create a mascot!

INSPIRATIO Gift Studio along with the Parish of the Black Church and the German Forum in Brașov, invites all German-speaking children and young people, between the ages of 6 and 18 to think and imagine a mascot for the Black Church – and draw it, craft it or bring it to life with a story written by themselves!

For more information, please visit the following link:

https://fdgrbv.ro/concurs-proiectati-mascota/

Easter Concert Johannes-Passion

We invite you to a concert of sacred music on April 1ˢᵗ, at 8:30 p.m., at the Roman Catholic Church of Peter and Paul in Brașov.

Following the tradition of accompanying the various religious holidays through music, during the Holy Week of 2023, the Capella Coronensis ensemble, various singers and the Bach Choir of the Black Church in Brașov, under the guidance of Steffen Schlandt, will bring to the public one of the most appreciated compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach: Passions according to John.

Tickets can be purchased from the Black Church’s giftshop, INSPIRATIO, or online by accessing the following link: https://booktes.com/bilet/concert-pascal

We are waiting for you at the concert! 🎼

Do you want to be a volunteer guide at the Black Church?

WE ARE RECRUITING AND TRAINING SPEAKERS OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES WHO WANT TO BE VOLUNTEER GUIDES DURING THE SUMMER SEASON.
• MEET PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD
• IMPROVE YOUR LANGUAGE SKILLS
• LEARN ABOUT HISTORY, ART AND RELIGION
• MAKE FRIENDS

Training period:
APRIL – JUNE (1-2 COURSES/WEEK)
Info: 0772253781

Send a short cover letter to:
guide@biserica-neagra.ro
Entries until 10.03.2023
PLACES ARE LIMITED

*Minimum age 15 years old

DA PACEM DOMINE

The concert, co-produced by the Bach Choir of the Black Church and the Korinnya vocal ensemble (members of the Odesa Opera), brings lesser-known works of the Ukrainian choral repertoire to Brasov for the first time. You will be able to listen to composers such as Berezovsky, Leontovich, Bortnjansky, Diletsky, Verbistky, Stetsenko, Shuch, Stravinsky. The charity concert aims to raise funds for the people suffering because of the war.

Tickets can be purchased at the Black Church gift shop, INSPIRATION Gift Studio, or online at Booktes.com: https://booktes.com/bilet/da-pacem-domine

We look forward to seeing you at the concert!

Concert at the end of the year

“Concert at the end of the year”, now in its 23rd edition, is an event that takes place on the last day of the year, December 31. Through the organ music and the words of the priest, the spectators can meditate on the year that has passed and the year to come.

Tickets can be purchased at the Black Church gift shop, INSPIRATION Gift Studio, or online at Booktes.com, accessing the following link: https://booktes.com/bilet/concert-la-cumpana-dintre-ani

We look forward to seeing you at the concert! 🎼

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Christmas concert in the Black Church

Sunday, December 11, 7.30pm
Christmas Concert
Bach Choir of the Black Church + Capella Coronensis
Conductor Steffen Schlandt
St. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church,
str. Mureșenilor, Brașov

We look forward to seeing you at the concert.

organ nights 2022

Good news: 2022 concert season approaching in the Black Church

 

What could be more beautiful than listening to the music of great composers in a unique architectural monument? Concerts at the Black Church are unforgettable experiences. This year, we are offering both organ concerts as part of the ORGAN NIGHTS summer season and extraordinary concerts featuring choirs and soloists from home and abroad.

The 70th edition of the organ concert summer season

Organ Nights concerts return to the Black Church from 4 June until the end of September. The summer organ season has enjoyed an unbroken tradition since 1953. Since then more than 4000 organ concerts have been held in the Black Church.

This year, the concerts will take place on Saturdays from 6 pm, lasting about 60 minutes, with guest artists from the USA, Croatia and Romania. In the repertoire of the 17 concerts we will find composers from all eras – a repertoire tailored to the possibilities offered by the 4 instruments of the Black Church.

These concerts are an integral part of INSPIRATIO by History & Music, a concept launched in 2020 by the parish of the Black Church, whose mission is to preserve and promote the heritage of this monument. With each participation, our public contributes to the preservation of the valuable heritage, including the restoration and conservation of special objects, repairs, tuning and maintenance of the organs, as well as increasing the cultural-historical offers for the wider public.

The cost of a ticket for the summer season organ concerts is 20 lei, with children under 18 years of age free of charge. An exception is the children’s concert on 11.6., where the ticket costs 20 lei for adults and children. The cost of tickets for the special concerts varies between 30 and 50 lei, and children get a discount in the case of the 30 lei tickets.

For extraordinary concerts, ticket sales will start 10 days before the event, and for ORGAN NIGHTS Festival concerts, tickets can be purchased from the Monday of the week of each concert at the ticket office located in the INSPIRATIO Gift Studio.

You can purchase tickets online for each concert of the season HERE.

We look forward to seeing you at the concert.

The Citrus Singers perform in the Black Church

There will be an extraordinary concert at the Black Church on Sunday 5 June from 6pm – the Citrus Singers conducted by Douglas Austin and Marius Beltran.

You can purchase tickets in advance here – https://booktes.com/cumpara/concert-citrus-singers#2022-05-30

The Citrus Singers

conducted by Douglas Austin and Marius Beltran

The Citrus Singers, the vocal ensemble of the college of the same name in Glendora, California, was founded in 1968 and quickly gained international renown. This top ensemble has won numerous choral competitions, including the prestigious Internationale Chorwettbewerb in Spittal, Austria. Previous venues where it has performed include the Glinka Capella in Saint Petersburg, Russia, the Vienna Symposium for Outstanding International Choirs, the Riebeld Festival in Denmark, the Midnight Sun Choral Festival in Tromso, Norway, and the International Choral Festival in the People’s Republic of China. It has also performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, opened the Rose Parade, and performed live from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles each year on the PBS Christmas Eve special. The Citrus Singers Choir has delighted presidents and foreign dignitaries and represented the United States around the world, performing in France, Italy, Austria, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Japan, Spain, China, Denmark, Norway, Germany, South America and the United Kingdom.

The programme includes excerpts from the following creations:

All That Hath Life and Breath Praise Ye the Lord! René Clausen
Sing Me to Heaven Daniel Gawthrop
Let the Life I’ve Lived Speak for Me Gwyneth Walker
How Can I Keep from Singing Robert Lowry/arr. Sarah Quartel
Sanctus Craig Courtney
Prayer for a New Day Jonathan Reid
Gloria (from “Missa Kenya”) Paul Basler
There Will Be Rest Frank Ticheli
The Word Was God Rosephanye Powell
Ubi Caritas Ola Gjeilo
Psalm 96 Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
O Magnum Mysterium Morten Lauridsen
Northern Lights Ola Gjeilo
Baba Yetu (Swahili adaptation of “The Lord’s Prayer”) Christopher Tin
The Heavens’ Flock Ēriks Ešenvalds
Panunumpa Jessel Gerard Gonzalez/arr. Christopher Borela
Lord, Listen to Your Children Ken Medema/arr. Kenneth Dake
O Shenandoah Traditional/ar. Greg Gilpin
Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho Traditional/arr. Jonathan Rathbone
Prayer of the Children Kurt Bastor/arr. Andrea S. Klouse

Douglas Austin, conductor of the renowned Citrus College Singers, began teaching in the fall of 1985 and has dedicated thirty-five years to the students of the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Citrus College, using his impressive musical experience to enhance the academic performance of his students. Douglas Austin, who studied music at California State University, Los Angeles, has a solid professional career as a composer, arranger, singer and performer. He has taught courses in vocal and choral technique, musical theatre and solo singing. Professor Austin is a sought-after choral expert and evaluator, frequently conducting vocal workshops and guest lecturing at prestigious festival conferences.

Marius Beltran, associate conductor of the Citrus Singers, has more than ten years of teaching experience. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Composition and a Master’s degree in Choral Conducting. Marius Beltran began his formal music education at Citrus College as an undergraduate and eventually became a faculty member in 2017, where he teaches courses in music theory, music history, and voice. In addition to his work at Citrus, Beltran teaches other age groups, from children’s choirs to professional theatre productions. He also works as a performer, choreographer, private voice teacher, composer/arranger, and adjudicator for choral festivals in Southern California.

The Citrus Singers, Arturo Alvarez, Grace Bernard, Emma Castillo, Jaalene DeLeon, Rachel Fisher, Lorenzo Flores, Mario Garcia, Quinn Gearheart, Jacob Gonzalez, Maren Hamilton, Alexis Herrera, Jillian Hurte, Michael Keleshian, Kaelyn Kilpatrick, Anthony Legans, Andrew Limon, Berlynn Milliken, Christopher Nevarez, Harmony Nichols, Jack Nisbet, Christian Ontiveros, Emilio Pichardo, Reagan Slomback, Dylan Smith, Joanna Tan, Hannah Valenzuela, Aidan Ramirez, Jake Rushing, Hannah Weisman, April Williams, Luis Zano.

Citrus College is the oldest community college in Los Angeles County and the fifth oldest in California. Founded in 1915, the college has grown and expanded so much that it now offers transferable associate degrees and/or certificates in over 54 fields, as well as highly rated career and technical programs. Citrus College is regularly ranked as one of the best community colleges in the country. The Citrus College Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1966 to support the educational goals of all students, including those in the Citrus Singer program. We are grateful for their continued support.

The Citrus Singers thank you for supporting the arts and sharing this wonderful musical experience with us.

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Extraordinary concert on Europe Day in the Black Church

On the eve of Europe Day, the Black Church invites you to an exceptional concert in which the Bach Choir of the Black Church and the Ensemble Crescendo from Paris, under the musical direction of maestro Christian Ciucă, will perform compositions by Franz Liszt, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Gabriel Fauré and Marțian Negrea. Soloists of this French-Romanian concert are the soprano Melinda Samson (Sibiu) and the baritone Dmytro Rusyniak (Odessa), and Steffen Schlandt plays the organ.

The proceeds of the concert will go to the Centre for War Refugees, which is run by the city of Brasov together with a number of NGO’s experienced in working with refugees.

Tickets at 50.- lei are available in the INSPIRATIO gift studio of the Black Church or online via BookTes – https://booktes.com/

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Guided tours of the Black Church

We offer unforgettable guided tours of the Black Church.

You can request a private guided tour of the Black Church at guide@biserica-neagra.ro.

Together we will agree on the details of the meeting: the day, the time, the language and the payment modalities, according to your availability and that of our church guides.

Reservation price: 50 lei/group + entrance fee/person

Adults – 20,00 lei
Pensioners – 15,00 lei (pensioner’s card required)
Students – 15,00 lei (student card required)
Pupils – 10,00 lei (up to 18 years, pupil’s card or gradebook required)

The church guide is exclusively available to your group.

Guided tours outside the opening hours published on our website can be arranged on request: Groups must be a minimum of 15 people and the price is RON 25/person plus the church guide booking fee of RON 50. In these cases, no discounts are granted (for children or pupils, students or pensioners).

For groups of maximum 30 persons organ concerts are offered, separately or in combination with a church tour. Please place your written request: guide@biserica-neagra.ro. The cost of the organ concert is 750 lei per group.

For groups of more than 30 people, details of organization and payment will be given on request via the same email address guide@biserica-neagra.ro.

Further Information:
Phone – 0268 511 824 (Monday – Friday between 8.00 am and 2.00 pm).
Mobile – 0772 253 781 (Monday – Friday between 8.00 and 16.00)
E-mail – guide@biserica-neagra.ro

The award ceremony for the Annual Cultural Prizes in Brașov will take place on February 25th

We are delighted about the four nominations this year: for the series “Organ Nights”, for the concert played by Steffen Schlandt at the organ from the Lutheran church in Rupea, featuring, among other creations, the Metallica song “Nothing else matters”, and for the nomination in the category “Cultural Institution of the Year” as well as for the co-organisation of the festival “Musica Barcensis” together with the foundation “Forum ARTE”

You can vote for us again this year here – https://bit.ly/PremiileAnuluiÎnCulturăBrașov

We are pleased that our events have found favour with the public, even though we were forced to rethink them in an experimental way due to the pandemic.

Whatever the outcome of the competition, we are looking forward to the award gala on February 25th at 7 p.m. in the “Astra” cinema, because then, together with the other cultural institutions of Brașov, we can look back on two not exactly easy, but culturally rich years; we will also be able to anticipate the upcoming cultural year and look forward to it.

See you at the gala!

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Good news: Organ Nights concerts are starting again in the Black Church

From 26 June to the end of September the Organ Nights concerts are back in the Black Church, a festival that has continued even in 2020 the beloved tradition of the summer organ season, uninterrupted since 1953. After a year in the open air, the festival returns to the Black Church, retaining the charm of a summer evening festival achieved last year: it will take place once a week on Saturdays from 6.00 pm, with an extended duration of 60 minutes, during which the audience will enjoy the sounds of the organs and the special acoustics of the monument.

This year, the protagonists will be guest artists from the USA, France and Romania, and the program of the 14 concerts will be attractive and varied, accompanied by the Buchholz organ or the other three organs in the Black Church, with works by famous composers.

A novelty of this season is the addition of solo instruments such as the clarinet or brass to the organ music, live projection on an indoor screen, online broadcasting and small historical incursions about organs in Romania – enough reasons to arouse the interest of music, history and heritage lovers.

These concerts are an integral part of the INSPIRATIO by history & music concept, a concept launched last year by the Black Church, whose mission is to preserve and enhance the heritage of this monument. With each participation, the public contributes to the preservation of the valuable heritage, including the restoration and conservation of special objects, repairs, tuning and maintenance of the organs, as well as increasing the cultural-historical offers for the general public.

In the years to come, this new approach and new perspective will strengthen through inspiring cultural actions the best known Brasov brand – the Black Church – and will open new ways for the general public to understand heritage.

The cost of a ticket is 20 lei, with children under 18 free of charge. Tickets can be purchased from the Monday of the week of each concert at the ticket office in the INSPIRATIO gift studio.

All legal requirements will be respected. If concerts are not allowed inside, they will be screened live in the courtyard in the specially designed area.

Program:

26 June 2021 – Renée Anne Louprette (USA)

3 July 2021 – Ursula Philippi (Prejmer)

10 July 2021 – Ciprian Dancu (Sibiu) – clarinet, Steffen Schlandt (Brasov) – organ

17 July 2021 – Students of the organ class of the Music Academy “Gheorghe Dima” from Cluj, coordinator Prof. Amalia Erdős

24 July 2021 – Steffen Schlandt (Brasov)

31 July 2021 – Miklós Noémi (Cluj)

7 August 2021 – Neumarkt Brass Quintet – brass (Tg. Mureș), Steffen Schlandt – organ

14 August 2021 – Erich Türk (Cluj)

21 August 2021 – Antal Eduard (Bucharest)

28 August 2021 – Paul Cristian (Brasov)

4 September 2021 – Eckart Schlandt (Brasov)

11 September 2021 – Organ Class of the Faculty of Music Brasov

coordinator Steffen Schlandt – Geanina Sălăgean (Bucharest) – Iulia Reitu (Ploiești)

18 September 2021 – Domenico Severin (France)

25 September 2021 – Brita & Jürg Falch-Leutert (Sibiu)

The Organ Nights Festival is financially supported by the Democratic Forum of Germans in Romania.

The daily life of the Transylvanian Saxons in the 20th century in family photos

This charming documentary exhibition presents the everyday life of the Transylvanian Saxons in historical photographs.

It will be on display at the Honterus-Hof for one month from Sunday, 20 June, inviting you all to linger, learn, remember and enjoy with a glimpse into our history.

Anniversary concert

On April 17th, 1839, the inauguration of the organ created by Carl August Buchholz took place in the presence of our congregation and the master himself.

On April 17th, 2021 we will broadcast an online concert from the Black Church, where we will bring the history of this instrument and its contribution to the praise of God to our eyes and ears with music and words.

Link to the concert:

https://www.facebook.com/OrganNights

The traditional Organ Summer will take place again

The traditional organ summer will take place again in 2021. The festival has been taking place continuously since 1953. In addition to the large Buchholz organ, the three smaller instruments located in the Black Church will also sound. The musicians have prepared a rich program. Short video presentations of valuable historical organs from Romania will be again part of the program. Depending on the external conditions, the concerts will either take place as an open-air event on the Honterus-Hof or as an indoor event in the Black Church.

The program of the organ summer, but also other details, will be announced on our website www.bisericaneagra.ro and on our Facebook page Biserica Neagră – History&Music.

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