Music’s Tradition in the Cathedral
The traditional summer musicians, who came into being in 1958, belong without a doubt to the cultural highlights of the beautiful town of Brandenburg, located on the River Havel. From May to September hundreds of music fans flood into the cathedral, whose exceptional acoustics and atmosphere make it an ideal venue for unique concert evenings. The Wagner organ from 1723 is among the most significant baroque organs in Germany, almost entirely preserved in its original state. The cathedral can look back upon a wealth of unforgettable concert experiences, and further highlights are to be expected in the future with first-class musical ensembles and internationally renowned organists.
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The Wagner Organ
The cathedral probably possessed an organ as early as the 14th century. In 1604 the old organ had become completely unusable and was replaced by a new one. This was carried out by Martin Grabow. In 1646 the instrument was modernised. Following the destruction of the organ in 1722 by a thunderbolt, the most prominent local organ builder of the 18th century Joachim Wagner (1690-1749) built a new one between 1723 and 1725.
The Cathedral Cantor
Since October 2012 Marcell Fladerer-Armbrecht has been Cantor at the St Peter and Paul Cathedral in Brandenburg. Alongside the ensembles in the cathedral, he voluntarily conducts the Kreuzberg Chamber Choir in Berlin.
The Brandenburg Cantata Circle is the choir of the “Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral”. In its entirety it interprets the great works of church music history for choir and orchestra. The highlights are the performances of Johannes Brahms: A German Requiem and Felix Mendelsohn Bartholdy’s oratorio Elias.
There are performances in the form of smaller ensembles for church services of the cathedral parish, as well as cantata projects and scholae. The choir generally rehearses on Fridays from 7:30 to 9:30pm in the Winter Refectory in the cathedral’s cloister. Phonation, sectional rehearsals and rehearsal days provide a pleasant contrast to the ambitious nature of the oratorio choir, which is always happy to welcome new voices. The Brandenburg Cantata Circle currently has 90 members. Please contact the Cathedral Cantor Marcell Fladerer-Armbrecht.
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The Brandenburg Wind Orchestra
The Brandenburg wind orchestra plays in church services in the cathedral and elsewhere in the town of Brandenburg. The 20-member ensemble would be delighted to welcome you as a new member if you are an adept player of a brass instrument. The rehearsals take place on Wednesdays from 6pm to 7:15pm in the Winter Refectory located in the cathedral cloister. Please contact the cathedral cantor Marcell Fladerer-Armbrecht auf.