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Hieronymus Spiegel Orgel; 1762
Eberhard Friedrich Walcker Orgel; Opus 126; 1854

WEB_Deckblatt-Konzertprogramm-Neuhauser-Orgel-Konzerte-2022_15cmConcert program 2022

Dear friends of organ and church music!

We are looking forward to 2022 with hope and courage. The 2021 concert series has been prepared and we will announce it "with reservations". This is necessary because no one can confirm that there will not be a further Corona wave with renewed massive restrictions on the concert dates planned today.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the number of seats is reduced and limited. The 2022 concert series can only be held subject to changes at short notice. Tickets will only be available for purchase via the Internet. Further information on the purchase of tickets will be announced as soon as the hygiene regulations of the Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart, the State of Baden-Württemberg and the local police authority for the relevant period of each concert have been published.

We thank you for remaining faithful to us during this difficult time and thus supporting the cultural asset "organ and church music"! The concert program 2022 can be downloaded under this link:

Konzertprogramm Neuhauser-Orgel-Konzerte  2022

- Subject to change without notice -

WEB_Foto-Capella-vocalis-RT-aktuell_10cmSunday, March 27, 2022, 6 pm
Choral concert

With works of several stylistic epochs

Performers:
Boys' Choir Capella Vocalis Reutlingen
Conductor: Christian Bonath

 

Tutularorganist Maurice Clerc aus DijonSunday, May 15, 2022, 6 p.m.
Organ Concert      

With works by Bach, Franck, Dupré
Vierne and others

Performer:
Titular organist Maurice Clerc,
Dijon, France

 

WEB_Foto-CHorkonzert-2018_10cmSunday, July 10, 2022, 6:00 p.m.
Anniversary Concert
80 Years Choir of St. Peter and Paul

Mass in D major by Otto Nicolai
Te Deum by Nicollo Jomelli

Performers:
Choir St. Peter and Paul Neuhausen
Orchestra Musica Viva Tübingen
Vocal soloists N.N.
Cathedral organist Johannes Mayr, Stuttgart
KMD Markus Grohmann, conductor

WEB_Foto-LBQ-neu-2019_10cmSaturday, December 31, 2022, 4 p.m.
Festive New Year's Eve Concert „In Classic and Jazz".

Performers:
The Ludwigsburg Brass Quintet

and the Uli Gutscher Jazz-Trio (Stuttgart)

 

 

- Subject to change without notice -

Director of the Sacred  Music Markus Grohmann
- officially recognised music teacher -
- Manager of the Sacred Music of the Deanship Esslingen-Nuertingen -
Neuhausen auf den Fildern, December, 28. 2021


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Konzertprogramm  2022


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Programme des concerts 2022


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Концертная программа 2022


Weimar College of Music on the Walcker Organ

Report from the organ tour in September 2020

Prof. Martin Weimar mit Studenten*innen aus WeimarOn 30 September 2020, a group of students from the Weimar College of Music were guests in Neuhausen. Together with their professor Martin Sturm, senior lecturer of the Institute of Church Music and Music Education, they literally tried out organ works by Mendelssohn and Liszt. These can be performed on the Walcker organ from 1854 with a sound adequate to the composers' ideas. A short time ago, we received a request from Prof. Sturm with the remarkable sentence: "With my students I am planning...an excursion to Southern Germany. Of course, Neuhausen must not be missing from the programme". Observing the hygiene regulations, we made it possible for the organ travellers to visit the instrument.

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The students were enthusiastic and impressed by the sound of the Walcker organ. Above all, however, they were impressed by the original cone chest, which requires a special way of playing. The aspiring church musicians posted on social media: "The few surviving organs of Eberhard Friedrich Walcker...are key instruments for a dynamic playing practice. The mechanical cone chest allows for a liveliness and plasticity in articulation and interpretation that cannot be experienced anywhere else. The complex web of relationships between the stops and the sensitive voicing make this instrument one of the highlights of our organ tour."

Musikhochschule Weimar auf der Walcker OrgelThe Weimar Conservatory has been founded in 1872 on the initiative of the famous Austro-Hungarian pianist, organist, conductor and composer Franz Liszt. He worked in Weimar for many years as Kapellmeister. One of his aims was to professionalise the orchestras in order to meet the demands of the increasingly complex orchestral compositions. Later, singing, opera and theatre, composition, the pedagogical training of instrumental and singing teachers as well as the training of virtuosos such as concert violinists or concert pianists were added.

Since 1956, the Weimar Academy of Music has borne the name of its initiator Franz Liszt. In a certain way, the year of the university's foundation, 1872, coincidentally links Neuhausen with Weimar: the builder of our organ, Eberhard Friedrich Walcker, died in Ludwigsburg in exactly the same year. And also in 1872, master organ builder Hermann Eule founded his organ-building workshop in Bautzen/Saxony, which is still renowned today and where our two instruments were excellently restored in 2004-2005.

Church Music Director Markus Grohmann, Neuhausen auf den Fildern on 22 November 2020
- State-certified music teacher -
- Head of Church Music Deanery Esslingen-Nürtingen -
Update from January, 14. 2022


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L'école supérieure de musique de Weimar

sur l'orgue Walcker


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Веймарская консерватория на органе Валькера


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Musikhochschule Weimar auf der Walcker-Orgel


Here's to a Happy New Year!

Hieronymus Spiegel Orgel in ApsisEberhard Friedrich Walcker OrgelThe photo on the left shows the Christmas decorated apse of the parish church of St. Peter and Paul with the organ positive by Hieronymus Spiegel (1699 - 1779). It was built in Rottenburg am Neckar in 1762 and was originally intended for the Liebfrauenkapelle in Neuhausen. Since the renovation in 2005 the organ is in the parish church.

The photo on the right gives a view of the large church hall and the organ by Eberhard Friedrich Walcker (1794 - 1872). The organ was completed in Ludwigsburg in 1854. The parish church itself can accommodate up to 600 visitors.  At the New Year's Eve concerts before the pandemic, there were usually no or very few seats available. 

We hope that the Covid-19 pandemic will soon be over and we will regain our usual social togetherness.

To all friends of organ and church music we wish a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year!

Director of the Sacred Music Markus Grohmann
Neuhausen auf den Fildern, New Year's Day 2022
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- Institutional Director Church Music Deanery Esslingen-Nürtingen -


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À une bonne année!


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За счастливый Новый год!


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Auf ein gutes Neues Jahr!


Walcker organ in Neuhausen inspires again and again

Guided organ tour for the Protestant parish of the

city of Oberndorf am Neckar

Festschrift 100 Jahre Evangelische Stadtkirchengemeinde Oberndorf am NeckarAlready since the beginning of 2020, all choir and organ concerts in the parish church of St. Peter and Paul had to be cancelled due to pandemic. Despite this adversity, our E.F.Walcker organ built in 1854 shows itself again and again as a place of cultural encounter and professional exchange, of course in compliance with the Corona rules. The original cone chest tracker action and above all the Walcker sound concept are of particular interest. This again and again leads professors, students, church musicians and above all organ builders from different countries to the parish church in Neuhausen.

Thus we recently have been able to welcome members of the Protestant church community of the town of Oberndorf am Neckar. All participants fulfilled the prescribed Covid-19 rules. The delegation was led by Stephen Blaich. He is the church musician at the Protestant St. Martin's Church in Metzingen and works as a district cantor in the Bad Urach deanery. As a sideline, he works as an organ expert for the Protestant Church in Württemberg. In this office he advises, among others, the Protestant parish of the town of Oberndorf am Neckar. Until the 1970s there was an organ by Walcker installed, built in 1916, op. 1876, II/29, of which about 30% of the pipe material is still stored in the attic of the church. In addition, the casework still exists as part of the stone interior architecture.  It is planned to build a new instrument in this case in the style of the old one. For this purpose, the responsible committee wished to learn more about Walcker's sound world, whereby our Walcker organ is well suited.

We were glad to fulfill the wish and to give some information about the renovation of our own E.F. Walcker organ, opus 126, 1854. After the introduction, the church musicians from Metzingen and Oberndorf made extensive use of the opportunity to become acquainted with the original tracker action, the connectable Barker lever, to make the various stops of the organ sound, and especially to experience Walcker's sound world first hand.

Explanation:
Switchable "Barker" lever.
A "Barker" lever  is a playing aid. With its help, the force can be reduced in order to press a key on the manual of the organ and thereby make the notes sound. This playing aid can be switched on or off at the organ in Neuhausen. 
If it is switched off, however, the keys must be pressed with considerably more force.

You can find an insight into the life's work of Eberhard Friedrich Walcker here:
Overview of Eberhard Friedrich Walcker's life's work.

Director of the Sacred  Music Markus Grohmann
- officially recognised music teacher -
- Manager of the Sacred Music of the Deanship Esslingen-Nuertingen -
Neuhausen auf den Fildern, December, 10. 2021


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L'orgue Walcker de Neuhausen ne cesse de susciter l'enthousiasme

Visite guidée d'orgue pour la paroisse protestante de

la ville d'Oberndorf am Neckar


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Орган Валькера в Нойхаузене вдохновляет снова и снова

Органный тур для Евангелической Штадткирхенгемайнде

Оберндорф-ам-Неккар



Ongoing pandemic puts church music and church concerts in distress

Letter from our Bishop Dr. Gebhard Fuerst on the situation

of church music in the Covid-19 pandemic.

We are happy to comply with the request of our Bishop of the Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart to personally address all friends of church music, all lovers of choir singing and organ music and thus also all visitors of our concert series Neuhauser Orgel Konzerte.
His motto on his coat of arms reads: "Propter nostram salutem" - "For the sake of our salvation".
This is a direct reflection of our current situation.


Wahlspruch und Bischofswappen Dr. Gebhard FuerstPictrure Credits No. 28

Dear church musicians,
dear choir directors
dear singers in our choirs,

It is a great concern for me to address you today with this letter. It reaches you through various channels and large distribution lists, often in digital form. However, I would like to ask you that each and every one of you feels addressed personally. Because I know from many conversations and experiences that the Corona crisis particularly affects and restricts you in your musical work in many different ways. It is a hard and almost unbearable experience that singing and making music, which is actually meant for the glory of God and the joy of people, can all of a sudden be dangerous for oneself and others. It is a huge challenge for our choirs to stand up to this crisis and, as best we can, to somehow carry on. And after almost two years of the pandemic, it is also an almost endless test of patience.

I would like to thank from the bottom of my heart all those who are committed and dedicated to our church music and our choirs during this time of crisis. They have had to and continue to adapt to new regulations and guidelines that become necessary due to the ever-changing pandemic situation and legal situation. They hold our choirs together - as best they can - and creatively create community, which we so desperately need at this time. They manage to create impressive new things in the midst of the most difficult pandemic situations - I am thinking here of the many scholae and cantors who have begun their service in the last two years so that our church services did not have to remain without music and singing. All this impresses me very much. Especially now in Advent and at Christmas, the music in our Eucharistic celebrations and in all services is so important and valuable. Not infrequently it can express what a spoken word can no longer do - especially in times of crisis and distress.

The people in our congregations therefore need you very much at this time - perhaps more than ever before. I would like to ask and encourage you to persevere and to encourage and strengthen each other. Where, despite your best efforts, it is no longer possible and choirs have to give up or form differently, I ask that you give the former choir members, with all their current limitations, a fitting thanks and appreciation for their often decades of service. They truly deserve it!

Finally, my thanks also go to our organists. In many places they have risen to the challenges and have also used the crisis as an opportunity to introduce new chants from the hymnbook „Gotteslob“  or to bring new awareness to organ music in its proclamation mission.

Finally, I would like to make a request to you: Get vaccinated or, if necessary, brush up on your vaccinations! Especially for singers, good protection for themselves and for others is very important. This will also give us the opportunity to return to normal choir activities as early as responsibly possible.

In the third Advent we sing in the well-known hymn at the lighting of the third candle: "Now carry your goodness' bright glow far into the dark world." I wish you with all my heart that you can grasp the joy of Advent and Christmas in your heart in such a way that you can carry it out into the world and sing it with joyful courage!

With warm advent greetings

Dr. Gebhard Fürst
Bishop of Rottenburg-Stuttgart

Letter from 08 December 2021


Director of the Sacred  Music Markus Grohmann
- officially recognised music teacher -
- Manager of the Sacred Music of the Deanship Esslingen-Nuertingen -
Neuhausen auf den Fildern, December, 12. 2021


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La pandémie persistante met en difficulté la musique sacrée et les concerts d'église

Lettre de notre évêque Dr. Gebhard Fuerst 
sur la situation de la musique d'église
dans la pandémie Covid-19


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Anhaltende Pandemie bringt Kirchenmusik und Kirchenkonzerte in Bedrängnis

Brief unseres Bischofs Dr. Gebhard Fürst zur Lage der Kirchenmusik in der Covid-19 Pandemie


Our New Year's Eve concert 2021 has to be

cancelled again because of Corona!

Silvesterkonzert 2019 mit dem Ludwigsburger BlechbläserGuintett.Our traditional New Year's Eve concert, which was planned for Dec. 31, 2021 at 4 p.m. with the Ludwigsburg Brass Quintet and the Uli Gutscher Jazz Trio from Stuttgart, unfortunately has to be cancelled for a second time due to the ongoing Corona pandemic.  It will be made up for on New Year's Eve 2022.

In the past days we received many inquiries whether the concert would take place. We thank you for your interest in the concert series Neuhauser-Orgel-Konzerte and the lively response.

We hope that the vaccination rate against the Corona virus will have improved so much in the near future that we will be able to hold our concerts next year. We fear that we will also have to cancel the majority of our planned organ concerts in 2022 if the vaccination rate does not improve significantly. We therefore join the appeal of the German bishops and further organizations:

"Permanent Council of the German Bishops' Conference calls for vaccination".

Communications of the Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart on the current Corona situation .

Appeals of the German Association of Towns and Municipalities for vaccination against Corona and influenza .

Leopoldina
National Academy of Sciences

Current statement of the Leopoldina on the coronavirus pandemic: Clear and consistent measures - immediately!

The daily updated Covod-19 situation of the district Esslingen am Neckar can be found on the homepage of the District Esslingen am Neckar.

Das Ludwigsburger BlechbläserQuintett und das Uli Gutscher Jazz-Trio aus Stuttgart an Silvester 2012We would be very pleased if you could continue to show interest in our concerts. All information about the concert series, our organs and church music can always be found promptly on this homepage.

Finally, we have a "small consolation" for you for the New Year's Eve concert that will not take place.  There are some video recordings of the New Year's Eve concert 2019 on YouTube. You can find them under this link.

We wish you a reflective Advent season!

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Director of the Sacred  Music Markus Grohmann
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- Manager of the Sacred Music of the Deanship Esslingen-Nuertingen -
Neuhausen auf den Fildern, updated on November, 25. 2021


Apple juice from South Tyrol, Italy, donated for

the Organ Promotion Group

WEB_Apfelsaft_aus_Suedtirol_15cmAs in the past years, so also this year, our member Roman R. from the Italian Vinschgau (Alto Adige) has thought of us. While up to now he donated apples for sale at the Christmas market, this year he donated apple juice from a newly planted apple variety. It was not pressed from fallen fruit, but exclusively from picked apples in his own production. The flesh of the new variety is red and so it is not surprising that the juice also has a reddish color. And it tastes as good as it looks.

The proceeds from the sale of the juice will go to the Organ Promotion Group, whose tasks include the preservation of church music, the care and maintenance of our historic organs, and the support of the cantor's choir.

We thank our member in Italy with a heartfelt:

Grazie mille per la vostra generosa donazione!

The Organ Promotion Group is active on a voluntary basis.

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The Vinschgau Valley in South Tyrol and its vacation areas
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Neuhausen auf den Fildern, on November 24. 2021
Dr. Helmut Thomas Eisele
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Don de jus de pomme du Tyrol du Sud, Italie


Appelsap uit Zuid-Tirol, Italië, geschonken aan

de vereniging voor het behoud van het orgel.

WEB_Apfelsaft_aus_Suedtirol_15cmZoals de vorige jaren, zo ook dit jaar, dacht ons lid Roman R. uit het Italiaanse Vinschgau-dal aan ons. Terwijl hij vroeger appels doneerde voor verkoop op de kerstmarkt, schonk hij dit jaar appelsap van een nieuw geplante appelsoort. Het werd niet geperst uit gevallen fruit, maar uitsluitend uit geplukte appels van eigen productie. Het vruchtvlees van de nieuwe variëteit is rood en het is dan ook niet verwonderlijk dat ook het sap een roodachtige kleur heeft. En het appelsap smaakt net zo goed als het eruit ziet.

De opbrengst van de verkoop van het sap wordt geschonken aan de Organ Preservation Society, die zich onder meer bezighoudt met het behoud van de kerkmuziek, de verzorging en het onderhoud van onze historische orgels en de ondersteuning van het koor.

Wij danken ons lid met een welgemeend:

Grazie mille per la vostra generosa donazione!

De actieve leden van de Vereniging tot Behoud van het Orgel werken op vrijwillige basis.

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De Vinschgau vallei in Zuid-Tirol en zijn vakantiegebieden
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Neuhausen auf den Fildern, den 24.11.2021
Dr. Helmut Thomas Eisele
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Apfelsaft aus Südtirol für den Orgelförderkreis gespendet


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A tonal symbiosis of special charm

After a long break, the Neuhaus organ concerts are back with sounding treasures. The listening pleasure was guaranteed.

By Rainer Kellmayer

WEB_Foto-Marais-Consort-von-Rainer-Kellmaier_20cmWith Hans-Georg Kramer (treble viole) and Ingelore Schubert on the organ positive, proven experts for early music gave their guest appearances at the concert matinee "Silberton" in the Neuhausen parish church of St. Peter and Paul. Both have taught at conservatories for decades, and with their Marais Consort, based in Wedel, Schleswig-Holstein, they tour churches and concert halls. But why was the program titled "Silver Tone"? In his expert moderation, Hans-Georg Kramer clarified: "Silberton" was the name given to the instruments of the famous Austrian violin maker Jakob Stainer, which are still considered the epitome of baroque tonal beauty today. And since Kramer played on a treble violin that had been copied from Stainer's model by the instrument maker Christian Brosse, the circle was complete.

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Kramer elicited magical sounds from this precious instrument, which has frets on the fingerboard like a guitar and is held between the knees like a cello. In an early Baroque passacaglio by Biagio Marini, the fine string tones unfolded wonderfully in the reverberant acoustics of the Filderdom. Despite the tonal contrast to the organ positive by Hieronymus Spiegel, 1762, virtuously played by Ingelore Schubert, the viola and organ tones combined to form an interesting tonal symbiosis of particular charm. This successful musical partnership also left its mark on Renaissance compositions by John Dowland and Anthony Holborne: The brilliance of the fast movements breathed a dancing lightness. At the same time, the notes bounced almost weightlessly, and each section was colored with independent color.

Concise articulation and stylish phrasing were particularly impressive in a sequence of movements by William Brade - musical parameters that also gave profile to an early Baroque suite by Heinrich Schmelzer. Ingelore Schubert and Hans-Georg Kramer implemented the musical text with precise tonal approaches and tautly drawn melodic lines, following the baroque principle of "music as speech": the musical statements were pointedly weighted, clear in their disposition and convincing in their tense realization.
Ingelore Schubert's organ solos were a tribute to the Dutch Renaissance master Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, whose 400th death anniversary was on October 16. Whether in his "Toccata in C", the variations on "Onder een linde Groen" or the virtuoso "Fantasia Chromatica" - in addition to a flawless mastery of the keyboard, the chains of notes set by the organist with striking selectivity were always impressive.

Schubert brought out everything that the organ positive with its few stops offers in terms of tonal variation: She colored in a differentiated way, thus setting the different. And in Sweelinck's "Malle Sijmen" she provided for loosely sparkling keyboard playing in a bright sound garment. When the baroque splendor of Jean Baptiste Lully's "Chaconne en Dialogue" from the musical tragedy "Phaeton" had faded away at the end of the program, there was enthusiastic applause in Neuhausen's parish church of St. Peter and Paul. Hans-Georg Kramer and Ingelore Schubert thanked the audience with a delightful musical candy from the treasure chest of the Viennese classical master Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Article from 20.10.2021 © Eßlinger Zeitung

Sounding treasures make Corona forgotten

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Une symbiose tonale au charme particulier


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Тональный симбиоз особого очарования


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Sonorous compliments for the Walcker organ

Since the spring of 2020, church music at the parish church of St. Peter and Paul in Neuhausen has been on hold due to corona.  Now there is to be a new start.

By Rainer Kellmayer; article from October 16. 2021

WEB_Foto-M.-Grohmann-von-Rainer-KellmaierThe program was set, the artists were already engaged - then Corona came: six concerts had to be canceled. "After this difficult time we are trying a new start in October," says church music director Markus Grohmann, who is responsible for sacred music at the Filderdom in Neuhausen. And he has prepared quite a bit.

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For the start, there is an extraordinary sound experience: In a matinée concert on Sunday, October 17, at 11 a.m., members of the "Marais Consort" from Wedel, located in Schleswig-Holstein, which specializes in early music, will perform music from the Renaissance and early Baroque. Ingelore Schubert (organ positive) and Hans-Georg Kramer on the treble viol will perform works by John Dowland, William Brade and the Dutch composer Jan Pieterzoon Sweelinck.

There's a contrasting program on New Year's Eve. Together with the Uli Gutscher Jazz-Trio, the Ludwigsburg brass quintet will ring out the year 2021. "With this we continue the tradition of our New Year's Eve concerts, which has existed since 2004," Grohmann says. For him, the focus in planning is on variety in the lineups and stylistic diversity. Diversity is the focus of his planning. Again and again, he receives requests from organists and ensembles from all over Europe who would like to play in the Filderdom. There have even been applications from New Zealand and and the USA. The organizer attaches particular importance to the reputation of the performers. His credo: "The quality must be right."  In addition, the two precious organs of the Neuhäuser parish church must be included in the programs.

The church musician attaches great importance to his own choirs. Therefore, in addition to a concert by the boys' choir "Capella Vocalis" from Reutlingen (March 27. 2022), a choir and orchestra concert is being planned for July 3, 2022. Then the church choir of St. Peter and Paul, which recently turned 80, will perform under Grohmann's direction the rarely heard Mass in D major by Otto Nicolai. An organ concert with the cathedral organist of Dijon, Maurice Clerc, is scheduled for May 15, 2022. And at the end of the year, the Ludwigsburg Brass Quintet with organist Martin Kaleschke will perform in the 2022 New Year's Eve concert at St. Peter's and St. Paul's.

Markus Grohmann is glad that church music is picking up speed again: "The pandemic was a difficult but also creative time for me." Since congregational singing has not been possible for a long time, he studied songs with a quartet of the church choir to musically enrich the services. In addition, as has  always been customary for church musicians, he wrote music for his ensembles. "For the upcoming 50th anniversary of the youth singing circle, I composed songs in a modern  sound and wrote the lyrics," says Grohmann. Currently, he is rehearsing with his choirs in a reduced lineup. He fears, however, that "not all of the choir choir members will return. Therefore, he hopes for new members.

The deanery church musician was particularly pleased to receive a visit from China: Professor Dan Wu, who teaches organ in Shanghai, visited the choir in the context of a cultural exchange with the Musikhochschule Stuttgart. The contact was made through Professor Ludger Lohmann, who has already played the organ in the Filderdom. "The Chinese colleague was enthusiastic about the instrument," Grohmann reports. Later, he received mail from China in which the organ's historical mechanics was particularly appreciated. Although the keyboard is very difficult to play, Professor Wu wrote, the tonal possibilities of the Neuhäuser organ are ideal for romantic music. A more beautiful compliment cannot be made to an instrument.

The organs of the church

Walcker-Organ, 1854

When the parish church of St. Peter and Paul was rebuilt in Neuhausen in 1851, it was clear: the "Filderdom" needed a large organ. The construction was entrusted to the organ  builder Eberhard Friedrich Walcker, the most famous organ builder of that time, was commissioned with the construction. Subsequently, the organ, which was inaugurated in 1854, has been rebuilt several times.  The most extensive restoration took place in 2004/2005. Of the 277 Walcker organs built worldwide, the organ in Neuhausen is the only one with the original cone-valve  chest and tracker action still intact.

Organ positive, 1762

The positive organ, built in 1762 by Hieronymus Spiegel, originally stood in the Liebfrauen Chapel in Neuhausen.  In 1977 the valuable instrument was was extensively restored and installed in the parish church in 1983. There the instrument, which can be heard again and again in concerts, is used as a choir organ.

Markus Grohmann appreciates the organs in the Filderdom very much.

Article from October  16. 2021 © Eßlinger Zeitung

With kind permission of the Esslinger Zeitung and Mr. Rainer Kellmayer.

Hans-Georg  Kramer,  Diskant-Viole.


New start of the concert series "Neuhauser Orgel Konzerte" after Corona forced break

After almost two years of forced break due to corona, we are pleased to finally invite you again to our next concert within the concert series "Neuhauser Orgel Konzerte" in the parish church St. Petrus and Paulus in Neuhausen auf den Fildern.

The concert will take place on Sunday, October 17, at 11:00 am.

Soloists from the "Marais Consort" from Wedel in Schleswig-Holstein will perform. These are Ingelore Schubert, organ positive and Hans-Georg Kramer, treble Viole with works by Biagio Marini, John Dowland, Anthony Holborne, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, William Brade, Heinrich Schmelzer, Jean Baptiste Lylly and others. Ms. Schubert will play on our organ positive by Hieronymus Spiegel, which has been built in Rottenburg am Neckar in 1762.

Two examples of a viola da gamba (small treble) (pardessus de viole) from the Germanisches National Museum can be found here:

Ingelore   Schubert,   OrgelpositivTreble viole from France, 18th century.

Treble viole by Michel Colichon from Paris, France, end of 17th century.

A short excerpt from their homepage:

“For the musicians it is all about the strong effect of the unadulteratedly original. Again and again the base for musical experiments arises from different sources. This includes the choice of the instruments. Copies of Italian instruments of the late renaissance are used which are made in close cooperation with the luthier Christian Brosse. Not without reason the press repeatedly attests the Marias Consort an incomparable, fine subtly differentiated, in delicate, warm colours iridescent and clearly contoured transparent sound. According to the Süddeutsche Zeitung for example."

Hieronymus-Spiegel-Orgelpositif-1762Tickets for the concert with the Marais Consort can be purchased at the box office at a price of 12,- € and reduced 10,- €.

Information on the purchase of tickets under the current conditions:

Since September 15, 2021, there is a new Corona regulation of the Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart.

For concert events, the following main points apply:

  1. a “3-G” certificate is required (please note that for this reason, access to the concert is only possible for fully vaccinated, recovered, or currently tested individuals)
  2. attendees must check-in on the Luca app or alternatively sign-in on the attendee list
  3. hand disinfection must be performed
  4. visitors are allowed to sit on all marked seats (current Corona seating plan)
  5. A medical mask must be worn on the way to the seat and during the concert
  6. the distance rule is to be observed in the parish church in general.

Logo Marais ConsortSubject to change without notice!

With these measures we protect you and our volunteers, without whom the concert would not be possible.

We would be very pleased about your concert visit!

Director of the Sacred  Music Markus Grohmann
- officially recognised music teacher -
- Manager of the Sacred Music of the Deanship Esslingen-Nuertingen -
Neuhausen auf den Fildern, updated on October, 5 2021


A professor from China visits the E.F.Walcker organ Neuhausen

The "Conservatory of Music Shanghai" already exists since 1927

WEB_20210702_112505MaWuTwo visitors from China recently visited the organ in the parish church of Neuhausen:
Prof. Ms. Dan Wu from Shanghai and student Ms. Kexin Ke, both guests in Stuttgart in the context of a cultural exchange with the Stuttgart Conservatory of Music, were enthusiastic about the sound and the original tracker action of the Walcker organ from 1854, especially when interpreting works by German composers of the organ romantic period, such as Robert Schumann.

Professor Wu teaches at the "Conservatory of Music Shanghai", whose foundation by Cai Yuanpei dates back to 1927. The director of this first conservatory in the Far East was the musician Dr. Xiao Youmei from Shanghai. He had previously studied in Germany at the "Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Leipzig Conservatory". In the 1920s, this institute owned an important Walcker organ from 1887, which was pioneering in sound and of great significance. Later, the instrument was first rebuilt and then completely destroyed during World War II. It was not until 2002 that the concert hall of the Leipzig Academy of Music received an adequate organ again, built by the Hermann Eule company of Bautzen.

At the end of their studies on the Walcker organ Neuhausen, the two organists from Shanghai wrote down their impressions in a few sentences: "Beautiful sound. But a little bit heavy keybord for me. But it doesn't matter...for Schumann it's perfect. The stops of 8' are very light and warm. And for the romantic music it was fantastic experience here. Thank you very much!"

Church Music Director Markus Grohmann
Neuhausen auf den Fildern, October 04, 2021
-State certified music teacher-


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Профессор из Китая посетил орган Э.Ф. Валькера в Нойхаузене


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Un professeur chinois visite l'orgue E.F. Walcker à Neuhausen


The sound of the E.F.Walcker-Organ in Neuhausen - exported to the Free State of Saxony

The restoration of the E.F. Walcker organ built 1876 in Zwickau-Planitz leads organ builders to Neuhausen.

WEB_20210422_114223Due to the Covid-19 pandemic already since March 2020 all choir and organ recitals had to be cancelled in the parish church St. Peter and Paulus. Nobody can predict when the series of the "Neuhauser organ recitals" may start again. Our E.F. Walcker organ built in 1854 nevertheless shows itself as a cultural focal point and as a place for technical exchange as well. This is possible under the compliance with the Corona rules. The original cone chest mechanics and Walcker's sound concept are the main reasons why regularly professors, students, church musician and primarily also organ builders from different countries find their way to the parish church in Neuhausen. Organ builders from the company Hermann Eule in Bautzen, Saxony have been present recently to measure a number of organ pipes in difficult work. It has been all about the measurement of the so-called mensurations. The mensuration is the proportion of the sounding pipe length to pipe diameter. With these procedure it is possible, to exactly copy the pipes in the workshop. The desired sound of the so measured organ pipes is thus also copied.

At present the Eberhard-Friedrich Walcker-Organ built in 1876 is restored in the Lukaskirche in  Zwickau-Planitz with great effort. Only four instruments out of originally twenty Walcker-Organs  still do exist in Saxony. The organ has been fairly often altered and adapted to the prevailing taste in the course of the time. The alterations during the 1960's however played a heavy, negative role. The organ in Zwickau-Planitz has 31 organ stops, and thus almost exactly corresponds to our organ which has 32 stops. Among other things the flute 8´ must be reconstructed - a register, which attracts attention by its soft, extremely full of character sound in Neuhausen. Concerning the reconstruction of the new console for Zwickau-Planitz the measures of the still original console in Neuhausen also played a important role.

The renovated organ of the Lukaskirche shall be solemnly reinaugurated in November this year. The inauguration concert will be given by Samuel Kummer, organist at the Frauenkirche Dresden and assistant professor at the college of music Dresden. It will for certain be a great pleasure to at opportunity hear the sound copy of the organ stop from Neuhausen in the organ in Zwickau-Planitz.

Photos: Lukas Church Zwickau-Planitz around 1920 by a kind authorization of the sponsoring association of the Lukaskirche Zwickau Planitz

The organ builders from Bautzen when measuring the pipes in Neuhausen.
(Photos # 19, 20 and 21 in the picture credits)

For further informations concerning the Eberhard Friedrich Walcker organ 1876 pls click this link
Förderverein der Lukaskirche Planitz e.V.

Director of the Sacred  Music Markus Grohmann
- officially recognised music teacher -
- Manager of the Sacred Music of the Deanship Esslingen-Nuertingen -
Neuhausen auf den Fildern, updated on May, 11th 2021


Deckblatt_Flyer_Neuhauser_Orgel_Konzerte_2021_neuProspect for the series of concerts 2021

我们音乐会节目单

Dear friends of the organ and church music!

An eventful year came to an end. It has surprised us with a pandemic, that nobody would have been able to imagine this before. in the consequence we were forced to shut down all activities of the organ promoting circle. The refusals of our organ and choral concerts were, however, particularly painful for us.

We look full of hope and courageously towards the year 2021. The series of concerts 2021 is prepared and we will announce them "under reservation". This is necessary as nobody can confirm today that there will not be a third Corona wave followed by renewed heavy restrictions at the now planned concert dates.

We thank you, that you have remained faithful to us in this hard time and thus support the cultural wealth "church music"!

Preview on the programme of the church music 2021
in the Parish Church Neuhausen auf den Fildern

- Subject to alteration -

Tutularorganist Maurice Clerc aus DijonSunday, March 14th, 6 p.m.: Organ recital
with works of Marcello, Telemann, Alain, Tournemire and others.
Executing: Titular organist Maurice Clerc,
Dijon, France

- organ recital cancelled -

拒绝器官音乐会

Sunday, June 27th, 6 p.m.: Choral concert   (Admission free )
Songs of the ecclesiastical year of different style eras - from the Gregorian chants up to the new hymn
Executing: Church choir St. Peter and Paul Neuhausen
Direction: Director of the Sacred Music Markus Grohmann

- Choir recital cancelled -

Sunday, October 17th, 6 p.m.: Matinée concert
with works of Martini, Telemann, Haydn, Purcell, Withy and others.
Executing: Musicians of the Marias Consort
Ingelore Schubert, organ positive
Hans-Georg Kramer, treble violin

Friday, December 31st, 4 p.m.:
Festive New Year's Eve concert "in Classic and Jazz".
Performed by: the Ludwigsburg BlechbläserQuintett.  (brass player quintet) and the Uli Gutscher Jazz Trio (Stuttgart)

- recital cancelled -

Director of the Sacred  Music Markus Grohmann
- officially recognised music teacher -
- Manager of the Sacred Music of the Deanship Esslingen-Nuertingen -

Neuhausen auf den Fildern, January, 13th 2021

Kirchenmusikdirektor Markus Grohmann
Neuhausen auf den Fildern, 13. Januar 2021
-Staatlich geprüfter Musiklehrer-
- Einrichtungstleiter Kirchenmusik Dekanat Esslingen-Nürtingen –

Директор музыкальной церкви Маркус Громанн,
Neuhausen / Filder, дипломированный преподаватель музыки,
специалист отдела деканата церковной музыки г. Эсслинген.


Our “virtual” video store of concert recordings and

organ presentations of the  historical E.F. Walcker organ (1854)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic our concerts are cancelled for the time being. We therefore offer you a small insight into the sonic world of our organs over our video store in YouTube*.

Video recordings from the morning performance 2019 with

Prof. Dr. Frantisek Vanicek

Prof. Dr. Frantisek Vanicek am Orgelpositiv von Hieronymus SpiegelOur organ morning performance took place on Sunday, September 29th, 2019. Interpreter was Prof. Dr. Frantisek Vanicek, dean of the University of Hradec Králové in Czechia.

The programme contained 3 musical blocks. In the first block works from the baroque period resounded, played on the organ positive built by Hieronymus Spiegel built in the year 1762. Works of German composers could be heard in the second block.

Works of modern Czech composers resounded in the third part.

They were played on the Eberhard Friedrich Walcker organ built in the year 1854.

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Video recordings from the
Hieronymus Spiegel Organ, built 1762

To watch pls  click these YouTube*-links

Andrea Gabrieli
(1520-1586)
Ricercare del XII tono

https://youtu.be/PMIm7ximL1s

C. von der Hoven
(1580-1661)
Toccata secundi Toni

https://youtu.be/VrY8G5zB7pw

G. Frescobaldi
(1583-1643)
Canzona IV

https://youtu.be/juSr38GsWdQ

Video recordings from the 
Eberhard Friedrich Walcker Organ, built 1854

To watch pls  click these YouTube*-links

Nicolaus Bruhns
(1665-1697)
Preludium e moll

https://youtu.be/JRUE17vRqAk

Dieterich Buxtehude
(1637-1707)
Toccata C Dur, BuxWV 137

https://youtu.be/U-UD5bZfkBo

Johann Sebastian Bach
(1685-1750)
Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist, BWV 67

https://youtu.be/wFNuB2mBkME

Johann Sebastian Bach
(1685-1750)
Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein, BWV 641

https://youtu.be/xDdNu93-SUk

Johann Sebastian Bach
(1685-1750)
Preludium und Fuge C dur, BWV 545

https://youtu.be/YCFslo2EiFc

Johannes Brahms
(1833-1897)
O wie selig seid ihr doch, ihr Frommen

https://youtu.be/z0kt8iEnYPU

Bohuslav Martinu
(1890-1959)
Vigilie

https://youtu.be/l8vRMjVWGO4

Jiri Strejc
(1932-2010)
Sonata

https://youtu.be/YnkUUhpV4ic

Zugabe / the Encore

https://youtu.be/32VPo_WtKio

Video recordings from the concert for brass players and

 organ of May 19th, 2019.

Domorganist J. Mayr und das PosaunenquartettWe once again have been pleased about an excellent concert  on Sunday, May 19th, 2019.

The interpreters have been the quartet of the Ludwigsburg festival orchestra under the management of Hubert Hegele and cathedral organist Johannes Mayr from Stuttgart

 

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Video recordings and
concert programme from May 19. 2019

To watch pls  click these YouTube*-links

Nicolas Guy
(17th Century)
Royal Brass Music

https://youtu.be/o2yXs68ltLo

Giovanni Gabrieli
(1576-1612)
Sonata Pian e Forte

https://youtu.be/KHPNUBRdyXQ

Hans Leo Hassler
(1564-1612)
Wach auf, mein Herz, die Nacht ist hin

https://youtu.be/VuuOREs4sBY

Hans Leo Hassler
(1564-1612)
Intraden, Pavanen und Gagliarden 7 Spielstücke aus dem „Lustgarten"

https://youtu.be/totMHGqmPx4

Anton Bruckner
(1824-1896)
Chor Motetten Locus iste und Pange Lingua

https://youtu.be/Il5jnPxrWTg

Folke Rabe
(1935-2017)
Bolos

https://youtu.be/XtN9Nm88RpE

Johannes Mayr
(*1963)
freie Orgelimprovisation

https://youtu.be/5cB_VHKnguQ

Johann Sebastian Bach
(1685-1750)
Canzona d-moll

https://youtu.be/757Uy9Vec_E

Kazimierz Serocki
(1922-1981)
Suite für 4 Posaunen

https://youtu.be/Uuat79MTGDQ

Freddie Mercury
(1946-1991)
Bohemian Rhapsody
und
die Zugabe / the encore

https://youtu.be/7HSIY1I8dNw

WEB_Dr.MarkuszewskiVideo recordings from the

organ recital April 2019 with

Dr. Michal Markuszewski

from Warsaw, Poland

Presentation of the Eberhard Friedrich Walker-Organ (1854) in Neuhausen auf den Fildern and a free improvisation on the Eberhard Friedrich Walker-Organ (1854) in Neuhausen auf den Fildern.

Video recordings from  April 06. 2019

To watch pls  click these YouTube*-links

Vorführung der Eberhard Friedrich Walcker Orgel,
opus 126 gebaut 1854 in Ludwigsburg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fxHPNgh6D8

Freie Improvisation auf der Eberhard Friedrich Walcker Orgel, opus 126 gebaut 1854

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOilKgsn0Vk

Here part of his concert programme on April 07. 2019:

Part of his concert programme
on April 07. 2019

To watch pls  click these YouTube*-links

Michal Markuszewski
(*1980)
Preludium pro Organa Pleno
(Improvisation im Barockstil)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ov06PFkqY6k

Claude Balbastre
(1724-1999)
Canonnade

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvbtkusZocQ&pbjreload=10

Alfred Hollins
(1865-1942)
A Trumpet Minuet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDfX0s12Xo0

Alexandre Pierre Francois Boely
(1785-1858)
Fantasie et fugue en si bemal majeur op. 18 no 6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHsXN-uM1YQ

Joseph Gabriel Rheinberger
(1839-1897)
Adagio aus der 9. Sonate b-moll op. 142

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4dIqboFl9Q

Louis Vierne
(1870-1937)
Lied (aus Pieces en style libre op. 31)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NT7lhoi7T-A

Michal Markuszewski
(*1980)
Improvisation über "Lobe den Herren" GL 392

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AILjieAsHi0

Aus dem Orgelkonzert 2012
Franz Liszt
(1811-1886)
Pilgerchor aus "Tannhäuser" von Richard Wagne
r

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlGHHUIwCiY

Niels Wilhelm Gade
(1817-1890)
Festliches Präludium über „Lobet den Herren"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU1eyO0qCUI

Michal Markuszewski
(*1980)
Zugabe; the encore; Aria - Improvisation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bN2NzVA9GEM

Video recordings from Prof. Janette Fishell 2015

from the Indiana University in Bloomington, USA, she  plays

Robert Schumann and Dudley Buck

Prof. Janette Fishell at the E.F. Walcker Organ in Neuhausen - FilderAfter her organ recital in Mai 2015 in the Parish Church St. Peter and Paul in Neuhausen auf den Fildern, Prof. Fishell gave a special concert for us for the YouTube community. It has not only been a recital but even more a demonstration of our Eberhard Friedrich Walcker organ. She plays works from Robert Schumann, “Studien für den Pedalflügel op. 56”, and from Dudley Buck the Concert variations on the “The star-spangled banner, Op. 23.” Many american organists of those time studied in Germany and England. This means, that the american organ composers were strongly influenced by German composers like Rheinberger and Max Reger. Prof. Janette Fishell shows an demonstrates the interlinks between German and American composers at this time.

The famous Eberhard Friedrich Walcker organ has been built in 1854 in Ludwigsburg. The organ builder Eberhard Friedrich  Walcker used the cone-valve chest  technology for building very large organs all over the world. Besides others, the first concert organ in the USA has been shipped from Ludwigsburg to Boston in 1863 already .

We gratefully thank Prof. Fishell for playing an demonstrating our organ for this YouTube recital!

Video recordings from the Eberhard Friedrich Walcker Orgel, built 1854

To watch pls  click this YouTube*-link

Robert Schumann:   Studien für den Pedalflügel
und
Dudley Buck:  The star-spangled banner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA8FnyAqE0A

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https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/

CD-Cover der neuen CD Walcker-Orgel NeuhausenOur Eberhard Friedich Walcker organ also can be heard on our new CD. Three Echo Classic prize-winners played a part in it. The interpreters are the echo Classic prize-winners' Christian Schmidt, Tatjana Ruhland, solo flautist of the SWR symphony orchestra and Prof. Matthias Höfs, a member of " German Brass".

The price of the CD is 15,- € only!

Want a copy? Then send an e-mail to:

info@walcker-orgel-neuhausen-filder.de

Dr. Helmut Thomas Eisele,
Neuhausen auf den Fildern, August, 01. 2020

Deckblatt_FlyerOrgel2019_4cmYou can download our new 2019 concert program for

the series of the

Neuhauser Orgel Konzerte

on this link as a PDF-file !

 

Director of the Sacred  Music Markus Grohmann
- officially recognised music teacher -
- Manager of the Sacred Music of the Deanship Esslingen-Nuertingen -
Neuhausen auf den Fildern, on Christmas Day 2018
 

Invitation to the the organ matinée

Prof. Dr. VanicekWe cordially invite you to our next concert in the context of the series of the "Neuhauser organ concerts" into the parish church St. Peter and Paulus in Neuhausen auf den Fildern. The concert, a matinée, will take place on Sunday, September 29th, 2019 at 11:00 am.

The interpreter of the concert will be Prof. Dr. Frantisek Vanicek. He is a dean of the University of Hradec Králové from Hradec Kralove in Czechia.

The matinée  will last for a  good hour so that  you have a planning variable for the remaining time of the  Sunday. After the  matinée there will be a champagne  reception. With a glass of champagne and stimulating  conversations you can let the concert linger on.

Frantisek Vanicek (born in 1969) studied  at the conservatory in Pardubice  (at J. Rafaja) and at the academy of the fine  arts arts in Prague (at  J. Hora). He continued its further studies at  the art academy  in Utrecht. In 1991 he won the second price  at the Albert Schweitzer - organ competition in the Dutch  Deventer. The international jury  highly valued  this recital. In the same year the Czech music fund  gave him the prestige price premier Prix for its foreign performance.

Since 1989 he gave  more than 1,200 organ solo  concerts which primarily led him abroad (e.g. Japan,  USA, Australia, Singapoure, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, France, Spain, Belgium, Poland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Slovakia etc.). Most of his concerts he however gave in the  Netherlands.

It also was an  affair of the heart for him, to  fulfil a humanitarian  mission here with a charity concert which has been  organized in favour  of the victims of the high  water in 1997. The audience  and the criticism  valued his "excellent and brightly  self-controlled organ-play" (De Orgelvriend), "the outstanding artist"  (Corriger di Torino),  "fascinating organ-playing" (Frankfurt New Press),  or "organ music in perfection"  (PNP Passau).

Since 1995 he  teaches the subject "organ-playing" at Hradec Kralové university.

Further informations about Prof.  Dr. Frantisek Vanicek can be found under the link:  www.organist.cz

At the organ Matinèe in Neuhausen, besides the romantic  Eberhard Friedrich Walcker organ (Ludwigsburg, 1854) also the organ  positive from the baroque  period made by Hieronymus  Spiegel (Rottenburg at the Neckar, 1762) will be heared .

On the  Spiegel organ works will  resound from A. Gabrieli, C. von  der Hoven and G. Frescobaldi.

On the E.F. Walcker organ he will play works written by N. Bruhn, D.  Buxtehude, J.S. Bach,  J. Brahms, B. Martinu and J.  Streijc.

We would be very pleased about  your concert going!

Our ticket sales:
at the box office:
- tickets at the normal price 12,- € and
- tickets at the reduced price 10,-

You are welcome to  order tickets in advance by  e-mail.

To do so simply send your ticket wishes to the following e-mail address:

tickets@walcker-orgel-neuhausen-filder.de

Music Markus Grohmann, Director of the Sacred Music
- officially recognised music teacher -
- Manager of the Sacred Music of the Deanship Esslingen-Nuertingen -
Neuhausen auf den Fildern, August 31st., 2019


Invitation to the Recital for Brass Players and Organ

Trombone Quartet of the Ludwigsburg Festival OrchestraWe cordially invite you to our next concert in the context of the series of the "Neuhauser organ concerts" into the parish church St. Peter and Paulus in Neuhausen auf den Fildern. The concert will take place on Sunday, May 19th, at 18:00 pm.

The interpreters of the concert will be the Trombone Quartet of the Ludwigsburg Festival Orchestra and cathedral organist Johannes Mair from Stuttgart.

Since 2010 musicians of the Ludwigsburg Festival Orchestra and selected guests, comming from different chamber music formations, came together in order to present the audience stirring works away from the symphonic repertoire.

For the season 2016, for the first time, the formation of a trombone quartet consisting of excellent interpreters became reality. Since years they have important positions in the music landscape.

Tobias Burgelin is member of the quartet since 2001 and solo trombonist in the SWR Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart and Freiburg.

His orchestra colleague Andreas Kraft plays at his side. He is a professor for trombone at the Music University in Würzburg .

Michael Preuser from Stuttgart teaches at the State University for Music and Performing Arts in Mannheim and plays in orchestras like the Stuttgart Philharmonic. He is employed at the musical theatre in Stuttgart in the production of " The Hunchback of Notre Dame ".

The fourth one in the league is Hubert Hegele. He is teacher at the municipal school of music in Ludwigsburg as well as teacher at the Music College in Schwäbisch Gmünd. Since more than 30 years he is member of the Ludwigsburg Festival Orchestra as  bass trombonist and furthermore he also works as a free employee at the State Opera Stuttgart and at the musical production " The Hunchback of Notre Dame " in Stuttgart.

Domorganist_Johannes_Mayr_StuttgartIn the recital in Neuhausen Cathedral Organist Johannes Mayr from Stuttgart will play the historical E.F. Walcker-Organ built in 1854. Mayr is well-known as a gifted extemporary improviser and has already fairly often impressively played the Walcker Organ in Neuhausen.

Works for brass players and organ by Giovanni Gabrieli, Leo Hassler, Johann Sebastian Bach, Anton Bruckner, Rabe, Serocki, Armitage and other composers will resound.

We would be  very pleased about  your concert going!

Our ticket sales:
at the box office:
- tickets at the normal price 14,- € and
- tickets at the reduced price 12,- €

You are welcome to  order tickets in advance by  e-mail.

To do so simply send your ticket wishes to the following e-mail address:

tickets@walcker-orgel-neuhausen-filder.de

Music Markus Grohmann, Director of the Sacred Music
- officially recognised music teacher -
- Manager of the Sacred Music of the Deanship Esslingen-Nuertingen -
Neuhausen auf den Fildern, April 28th., 2019


Invitation to the Organ Recital with

Dr. Markuszewski from Warsaw - Poland

Dr_Michal_Markuszewski_from WarsawWe cordially  invite you to our next  organ concert with  Dr. Markuszewski, from Warsaw.

The concert will start in the parish church St. Peter and Paul on Sunday April 07th at 18:00 pm.

At the organ  concert works will be heard written by the composers Rheinberger, Liszt, Franck, Vierne as well as his own improvisations. 

Dr. Markuszewski is for us  in good memory.  He gave an excellent concert with great success in  Neuhausen already in March  2012!

We would be  very pleased about  your concert going!

Our ticket sales:
at the box office:
- tickets at the normal price 12,- € and
- tickets at the reduced price 10,- €

You are welcome to  order tickets in advance by  e-mail.

To do so simply send your ticket wishes to the following e-mail address:

tickets@walcker-orgel-neuhausen-filder.de

Music Markus Grohmann, Director of the Sacred Music
- officially recognised music teacher -
- Manager of the Sacred Music of the Deanship Esslingen-Nuertingen -
Neuhausen auf den Fildern, January 11th., 2019


Invitation to our annual meeting

Gregorianscher ChoralThe annual meeting of the Organ Promoting Circle will be held in the big hall of the parish community center on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. All members and interested friends of organ music are cordially invited to come.

Markus Grohmann, Director of the Sacred Music, Neuhausen February 03. 2019

Invitation to the "festive New Year's Eve concert in Classic and Jazz”

Das Ludwigsburger BlechbläserQuintett und das Uli Gutscher Jazz-Trio aus Stuttgart an Silvester 2012We cordially invite you to our "festive New Year's Eve concert in Classic and jazz" which meanwhile become already a tradition.

The performers will be the Ludwigsburg Brass Player Quintet conducted by Prof. Hubertus von Stackelberg, the Prof. Uli Gutscher Jazz-Trio from Stuttgart and Cantor Martin Kaleschke, organ, from Ludwigsburg.

For the third time in our series of concerts the this year's Neuhauser New Year's Eve concert offers classic but primarily also modern accents to variants of classical music. Festive music of different style eras and jazz variations will resound.

The Parish Church St. Peter and Paul will be opened at 3:15 pm

The concert will start at 4:00 pm

Tickets:
Normal price of 14 €
Reduced price of 12 €

The advance booking offices:
At the box office/box-office or via e-mail:

tickets@walcker-orgel-neuhausen-filder.de

Markus Grohmann, Director of the Sacred Music
- officially recognised music teacher -
- Manager of the Sacred Music of the Deanship Esslingen-Nuertingen -

Neuhausen auf den Fildern, December 30st., 2018


WEB_Programm-2018-Neuhauser-OrgelkonzerteYou can download our new 2018 concert program for the

 series of the Neuhauser Orgel Konzerte

on this link as a PDF-file !

 

Director of the Sacred  Music Markus Grohmann
- officially recognised music teacher -
- Manager of the Sacred Music of the Deanship Esslingen-Nuertingen -
Neuhausen auf den Fildern, on Christmas Day 2017
 

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Passionate organ recital on the

Eberhard Friedrich Walcker organ in Neuhausen

WEB_DSC_7178_Jan_DolezelJan Dolezel (*1984 in Plzen) is appreciated similarly by audience and specialist criticism for his sovereign control of the instrument, his art of registering and his distinctive kind to play the organ. Forming musical tension with his ability and with its sense of drama he repeatedly has filled the audience with enthusiasm in several European countries.  (Photo # 2 in the picture credits). Jan Dolezel puts great value in his intensive concert career on performances of meaningful and seldom performed compositions. Broader characteristics of his concerts are programmes and performances of effectively arranged whole cyclical works .

As expect he arranged his concert programme in Neuhausen very varied. (On the right on photo # 3 in the picture credits)

The recital started with a chorale prelude „Wir glauben all an einen Gott“ by the German composer Heinrich Kaminski (1886-1946) fallen into oblivion. Kaminski has been a close friend of the painter Franz Marc. He lived for a long time in upper Swabia in todays’s Baden-Wuerttemberg where the family Marc also provided him a composing cottage of its own in the garden.

WEB_DSC_7189_Jan_DolezelKaminski found a tone language of his own at the end of the retarded Romanticism. Dolezel executed the piece in a clear expression. Opposite to romantic "tone carpets" which filled the echo-like church room the Cantus firmus considerably was leading  by a skilful election of the stops. The same applied to the 2nd chorale prelude about "Vater unser im Himmelreich" which resounded later.

The next piece was the preledude A-minor by Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904).

The short prelude was part of Dvorák's degree collection in the subject composition at the Prague conservatory in 1859. Jan Dolezel executed the piece by using the clarinet 8 ". The tone of this register reminds of the accordion. Today, it can be only seldom found inSkizze organs.

Robert Schumann    Skizzen  für den Pedalflügel op.58
(1810-1856)               I. Nicht schnell und sehr markiert
                                 II. Nicht schnell und sehr markiert.
                                III. Lebhaft
                                IV. Allegretto

WEB_DSC_7201_Jan_DolezelWith the "sketches" Dolezel played the probably most popular parts of Robert Schumann's organ-works. The first two pieces started in a Staccato which made us listen attentively. To be able to achieve this special effect of the articulation, Dolezel played without the so-called "Eule-Barker machine" of the organ. These facility takes over a part of the necessary forces when playing the organ (like a kind of power steering in the car). The "marked" way of playing therefore provided a tonal clarity, connected with a strong expression. (photo # 4 in the picture credits)

The further movements of the brilliant Schumann's organ work resounded with the same musical care in dynamics, articulation and registration.

The advanced baroque variations of Johann Ulrich Steigleder (1593-1635) about..."dass Vatter unser" showed another part of ingenious registration and sensitive expression.

A quiet "adagio G minor" by Leos Janacek (1854-1928) prepared the audience for the musical highlight of the evening:

Josef Klicka´s (1855-1937) Konzertfantasie über den St.Wenzel Choral op.65,
dedicated to Camille Saint-Saens.

With this work seldom put on concert programs Jan Dolezel showed his skill and passion once again. He knew how to make use of the tones of the Eberhard Friedrich Walcker organ brilliantly. For the audience this was clear to feel.

The concert audience in Neuhausen appeared enthusiastic and rewarded Jan Dolezel with a long thundering applause.

 

Markus Grohmann, Director of the Sacred Music
- officially recognised music teacher -
- Manager of the Sacred Music of the Deanship Esslingen-Nuertingen -

Neuhausen auf den Fildern, October 31st., 2018


Invitation to the Organ Recital with Giorgio Parolini

from Milan - Italy

Giorgio Parolini auf der Walcker-Orgel im Jahre 2008We cordially  invite you to our next  organ concert with  Giorgio Parolini from Milan. The concert will start in the parish church St. Peter and Paul on Sunday March 18th at 18:00 pm.

Giorgio Parolini could already be heard in  Neuhausen in 2008. (See photo).  At that time the newspaper the "Esslinger Zeitung" has been enthused about "tones of the early baroque style and boldnesses".   The music  critic could report of "ovations  for the organist  from Milan in  the parish church St. Peter  and Paulus".

We may therefore look forward to an interesting concert!

At the organ  concert works will be able  to be heard written by the composers Cavazzioni, Reger, Schumann, Rheinberger and Lemmens.

We would be  very pleased about  your concert going!

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Music Markus Grohmann, Director of the Sacred Music
- officially recognised music teacher -
- Manager of the Sacred Music of the Deanship Esslingen-Nuertingen -

Neuhausen auf den Fildern, February 4th., 2018


Echo Award Winner Christian Schmitt made a CD

on the Walcker Organ

Organ matinée  with toccata

By Elke Eberle

Tonmeister Manfred Deppe , Tatjana Ruhland und ECHO Preisträger Christian Schmitt an der E.F. Walcker-Orgel 1854Within the next months Christian Schmitt will give concerts in  Vienna, Moscow and Berlin. Last Sunday he made a guest appearance in  the context of an organ matinée in  Neuhausen.  He played  on the Walcker organ as well as on the Spiegel organ and  demonstrated the unique sound  spectrum of both organs, played solos  and accompanied the solo flautist at the radio symphony  orchestra Stuttgart,  Tatjana Ruhland.   And he presented a  CD produced newly with a musical spectrum  extended from "the moon has risen" by Wolf  Kerschek up to Johann Sebastian Bachs toccata and  fugue in D flat minor.

"Doesn't  our organ sound fantastic - Christian Schmitt plays fantastically either ", said the Director of the  Sacred Music Markus  Grohmann. Christian Schmitt had asked,  whether he might look in some day. He discovered "open doors"  and an idea  became reality. "It culminates in the presentation of the CD" today,  so Markus Grohmann explained.  He has tried to  capture the unusual features and the character of both organs  on the CD. "The key weight is important  to an organist. It is 30 grams  at the Spiegel Organ at the Walcker Organ 300.  This is  exhausting but this is all that attraction is about", so Schmitt.  Grohmann as well gave a short digression about  the two organs.

The Hieronymus-Spiegel organ has been built   in 1762 in Rottenburg at the Neckar river. In color it has been  "changed again and again,  however, mechanics and touch are  original. This makes it  so valuable", so Grohmann. Concerning the about 100  years younger Eberhard-Friedrich-Walcker organ, the mechanics also remained unchanged  in the original state. Through this it is hard to play. But "one also can really let it  rip", so Grohmann.  Schmitt softly accompanied flautist Tatjana  Ruhland at the melodious sonata in D major by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. However, he then really let it rip at Johann Sebastian Bachs toccata and fugue in D flat minor.  “The concert  today is a clipping from the CD. There are encores  on the CD however”, so Schmitt. They are absolutely worth listening to. The spectrum of the different atmospheres that Schmitt conjured in the church this  morning extended from dramatically gloomy till bright and raised, from  powerfully dynamically till playfully soft.

Informations about the CD:
Manfred Deppe has been responsible for the audio recording.
Stop puller was Kristina Vilotseva.
The organisation lay in the hands of  KMD Markus Grohmann and Helmut Eisele.

From the  Official Bulletin of the municipality of Neuhausen auf den Fildern,
Number 4 of January 25th, 2018

By a kind approval of Mrs Elke Eberle


Die festlich geschmückte Pfarrkirche St. Petrus und PaulusMerry Christmas !

We wish all members of the Neuhausen Organ Society Neuhausen and all friends of the Musica Sacra and all donators a Merry Christmas!

 

 

 

 

 

Director of the Sacred  Music Markus Grohmann
- officially recognised music teacher -
- Manager of the Sacred Music of the Deanship Esslingen-Nuertingen -

 

Neuhausen auf den Fildern, on Christmas Day 2017

Cover-Flyer-Concert-Program-2017You can dowload our new 2017 concert program for the

 series of the Neuhauser Orgel Konzerte

on this link as a PDF-file !

 

Director of the Sacred  Music Markus Grohmann
- officially recognised music teacher -
- Manager of the Sacred Music of the Deanship Esslingen-Nuertingen -
Neuhausen auf den Fildern, on Pentecost 2017
 

Invitation to the organ matinée an the presentation of

the new CD "Walcker organ Neuhausen"

CD-Cover der neuen CD Walcker-Orgel NeuhausenRight at the beginning of the new year we cordially invite you to our organ matinée and to the presentation of our first CD "Walcker organ Neuhausen".
The ECHO Award Winner Christian Schmitt, organ, and Tatjana Ruhland, flute, will be heard.
After the recital both artists are going to introduce the new CD and will also be available for autographs.

With this concert our concert year 2018 will start on Sunday, January 21st, at 11:00 am.

ECHO Award Winner Christian Schmitt is regarded as one of the most charismatic and most virtuoso concert organists of the present age. He is pretty much asked internationally as soloist as well as accompanyist. He regularly gives concerts with well-known conductors and soloists like Sir Simon Rattle, Phillipe Herreweghe, Manfred Honeck, Magdalena Kožena, Juliane Banse or Michael Volle.

His engagements regularly lead him into important play locations  like the Berlin Philharmonia, the Hamburg Elbe Philharmonia, the Viennese Music Club, the Cologne Philharmonia, the Concert Hall Zurich, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Viennese Concert Hall, the concert hall of the Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg, the Melbourne Town Hall, or the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center. 

ECHO-Preisträger Christian SchmitAs a soloist he plays instrument with renowned orchestras like the Berlin members of the philharmonia, the Camerata Salzburg, the NDR symphony orchestra, the radio symphony orchestra Berlin, the WDR symphony orchestra, the ORF radio symphony orchestra Vienna.

The flautist Tatjana Ruhland was born in Regensburg in 1972. At the latest since her debut in New York Carnegie Hall she counts as one of the most distinguished representatives of her instrument. Mrs Ruhland has been educated in Munich and New York.

At several international competitions she received awards.
As soloist, chamber musician and educationalist Tatjana Ruhland is very successful. Highlights of the latest time had been performances at renowned festivals like the Heidelberger Frühling and the Bachwoche Ansbach.

Further highlights were a recital at the festival of the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Flöte as well as the chairmanship in the jury for flute and oboe at the Deutschen Musikwettbewerb.

ECHO-Preisträger Christian Schmitt unf Tatjana Ruhland, FlöteAs a solo flautist of the SWR symphony orchestra and as guest of further radio orchestras she among others had performances in concerts in the Suntory Hall Tokio, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Londoner Royal Albert Hall, the philharmonia and the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Musikverein and Konzerthaus Wien as well as the Tonhalle Zürich.

At the organ matinée Works from Bach, Liszt and Merkel will be able to be heard.

Following the matinée Mr Schmitt and Mrs Ruhland will be available for answering questions and will also give an autographing session.

At the same day you can of course purchase the first CD of the "Organ Promoting Circle Neuhausen" at a price of 15. €.

Toningenieur und Tonmeister Manfred DeppeThe photos above give an impression of the effortful CD audio recordings under the management of sound engineer and sound mixer Manfred Deppe.

The performers will be:

ECHO Award Winner Christian Schmitt, organ

Tatjana Ruhland, flute

Looking forward to welcome you in the concert!

Our ticket sales at the box office:
Tickets at the normal price 12,- € and
Tickets at the reduced price 10,- €

Markus Grohmann, Director of the Sacred Music
- officially recognised music teacher -
- Manager of the Sacred Music of the Deanship Esslingen-Nuertingen -

Neuhausen auf den Fildern, January 7th., 2018


Invitation to the recital with the ensemble OPUS  4 with

trombonists of the Orchestra of the Gewandhaus Leipzig and

town organist Denny  Wilke

We cordially  invite you to our next  concert of the series of concerts "Neuhauser organ concerts".

It will take place in the  parish church St. Peter  and Paulus in Neuhausen auf den Fildern on Sunday,  October 15th at 18:00 clock.

The trombone  quartet OPUS 4 with trombonists of the Gewandhausorchesters LeipzigWe are pleased to be able to announce the ensembe OPUS 4 with trombonists of the orchestra of the Gewandhaus in Leipzig and city organist Denny Wilke.

The trombone  quartet OPUS 4 with trombonists of the Gewandhausorchesters Leipzig has  been founded in  1994. Today the ensemble consists of  Jörg Richter and Dirk Lehmann of the Gewandhaus Leipzig. Stephan Meiner is freelance  musician and Wolfram Kuhnt works as bass trombonist at  the Staatskapelle Halle.

In 2004, the trombone  quartet OPUS 4 celebrated  its 10th anniversary.

In the recital works from Johann Sebastian Bach, Charpentier, Des Pres, Selle, Hassler, Schütz, Gabrieli, Walther and from other composers will played.

It ist worth mentioning that works by Bernhard Krol (1920-2013) will be performed as well.  Krol lived in the neighbouring city Ostfildern-Kemnat and he worked for decades as a professor for horn and French horn in Stuttgart and as a composer.

Three pieces by Krol will be heared:

  • Kaffeestunde bei Anna Magdalena Leipziger Intermezzo.
  • Cantilena amorosa  All meine Gedanken, and
  • CANTICUM SACRUM Opus. 188  für Orgel und 4 Posaunen

The extensive  repertoire of the ensemble covers wind  music from five  centuries. On the programme will be premieres and first-night  performances of compositions as well as original compositions from the renaissance and baroque time. Compositions especially written for for this  ensemble will round up their repertoire.

The performing musicians are:

  • Alto trombone and tenor trombone: Jög Richter.
  • Tenor trombone: Dirk Lehmann.
  • Tenor trombone: Stephan Meiner and
  • Bass trombone: Wolfram Kuhnt.
  • Town organist  Denny Wilke from the City of Muehlhausen in Thuringia is going  to accompany at the E.F. Walcker organ.

Looking forward to welcome you in the concert.

Our ticket sales:
Tickets at the normal price 14,- € et
Tickets at the reduced price 12,- €

Our ticket agencies are :

Stationary Shop Knoblauch
Owner: Ludmilla Bahm

  Dahlienweg 7
  73765 Neuhausen a.d.F
  Telephone-# : 07158 - 9549088

 Volksbank Filder eG
  Schlossplatz 13
  73765 Neuhausen a.d.F
  Numéro de téléphone : 07158 - 18 18-0

or our box office.

You can also reserve tickets by sending us an e-mail to the following adress:

tickets@walcker-orgel-neuhausen-filder.de

Director of the Sacred  Music Markus Grohmann, September, 16. 2017
- officially recognised music teacher -
- Manager of the Sacred Music of the Deanship Esslingen-Nuertingen -


Long standing applause for Paul Rosoman

On July 9th, 2017 Paul Rosoman from  Wellington, New Zealand,  gave the opening concert after the long time of the renovation of the parish church St. Peter and Paul  in Neuhausen auf  den Fildern. During this time the  E.F. Walcker Organ  had to be silent for approximately  one year. The reason for this was that it completely has been packed into a large box in order to  prevent it from damages caused by dust.

In his adress of welcome parish priest Kirsch expressed his joy that the  time of the rest over  is now and  the church can be seen in a new and beautiful garment. Under the numerous guests he also  could welcome our  mayor Ingo Hacker with his  wife and the  Parliamentary State Secretary Markus Grübel and his wife.

The programme  designed Paul Rosoman very varied. To disprove  the assertion the  organ works writtens by Johann Sebastian Bach would not be well  reproducable on a romantic  Walcker Organ he did start with exactly  this composer.  Just after his arrival in Neuhausen he took much time in order to find out  the stereoscopic sound of the parish  church and to study the tonal  variety of the stops of the organ. This procedure paid off. At first he played works written by Johann Sebastian Bach, i.e. fantasia  and fugue in G  minor BWV  542, followed by the Ciacona in f minor by  Johann Pachelbel where his seldom to be heard interpretation made the  audience listen attentively. Rosoman played Bach's work, primarily the fugue, in a speed  adequate to the long echo so that is has been possible to  enjoy the cue of all themes.

Less known works followed, these however all the more fitted  to the tone of the Walcker organ. A full organ plenum could be heard from  Théodore Salomé  titled "grand Choeur" in A major.  And after this composition the “6 variations about a topic from Corelli Op. 5” from Johann Christian Heinrich  Rinck followed.  Paul Rosoman introduced the theme quietly and behave using stopped pipes and principal  2" and 4".   The skilfully used  tone colours of the Walcker organ little by little raised themselves  into the crescendo which ended in an excellent finale. After that it got serious and meditative.  Charles Hubert Hastings Parry's "Elegy  for 7th April 1913" arose for  the memory of the day of death of  the brother-in-law of Parry which originated from the old nobility of the Earls of Pembroke.  Taking up the underlying thought it started fine behave with fine soft  string tones.   The principals increased the expression and the theme was carried through the  voices. Certain tone formations split up again and again.   The voices  finally led into the highest  pitches, i.e. so to speak “into heaven”. Paul Rosoman auf der OrgelemporeFrom there they submerged  slowly again and came back to the living beings, i.e. “back to earth".  The piece  ended in a long conciliatory  tone. The end of the concert best suited to the 500th reformation year: the fantasia about the theme "Een vaste Burg is  onze God" by Jan Zwart.  With this work Paul Rosoman could build a bridge in his organ recital from the baroque period up to the modern times.  He let the known hymn start strongly. In  great variety the to  most visitors well known Cantus Firmus of the Luther song could be heared. A long standing applause from the audience rewarded the interpreter.

Director of the Sacred  Music Markus Grohmann, September, 15. 2017
- officially recognised music teacher -
- Manager of the Sacred Music of the Deanship Esslingen-Nuertingen -


Invitation to the organ  recital with Paul Rosoman,

Wellington, Newzealand

Paul Rosoman, Wellington NewzealandWe cordially  invite you to our next  concert of the series of concerts "Neuhauser organ concerts".

It will take place in the  parish church St. Peter  and Paulus in Neuhausen auf den Fildern on Sunday,  July 09th at 18:00 clock.

We are pleased to be able to announce an international guest for you. It  is  Paul Rosoman from Wellington, Newzealand.

On our Eberhard Friedrich Walcker organ he will play  works from Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Pachelbel, Théodore Salomé, Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck, Charles Hubert Hasings Parry und Jan Zwart.

An accomplished concert organist and accompanist, Paul Rosoman has performed in venues all over the world and is also Director of Music at St Luke’s Anglican Church, Wellington.  Paul read music at Victoria University of Wellington and has collaborated with a number of ensembles, from the Pelorus Trust Wellington Brass Band and the Trust Porirua Brass Band, to the Festival Singers and the Linden Singers. 

Paul is also a director of Bayard Limited, an artist and concert management company specialising in representing organists and is a regular contributor on the Radio New Zealand arts affairs programme, Upbeat.  As a concert Organist he tours Europe every summer and his recent concert history includes performances in the United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark and The Netherlands.

Looking forward to welcome you in the concert.

Our ticket sales:
Tickets at the normal price 12,- € et
Tickets at the reduced price 10,- €

Our ticket agencies are :

Stationary Shop Knoblauch
Owner: Ludmilla Bahm

  Dahlienweg 7
  73765 Neuhausen a.d.F
  Telephone-# : 07158 - 9549088

 Volksbank Filder eG
  Schlossplatz 13
  73765 Neuhausen a.d.F
  Numéro de téléphone : 07158 - 18 18-0

or our box office.

You can also reserve tickets by sending us an e-mail to the following adress:

tickets@walcker-orgel-neuhausen-filder.de

Director of the Sacred  Music Markus Grohmann, February, 21. 2017
- officially recognised music teacher -
- Manager of the Sacred Music of the Deanship Esslingen-Nuertingen -


Deckblatt-Flyer-2015You can dowload our new 2015 concert program for

the series of the

Neuhauser Orgel Konzerte

on this link as a PDF-file !

 

Director of the Sacred  Music Markus Grohmann
- officially recognised music teacher -
- Manager of the Sacred Music of the Deanship Esslingen-Nuertingen -
Neuhausen auf den Fildern, on New Years Day 2015

Invitation for the organ  recital with Prof. Janette Fishell

from Indiana,  USA

Prof. Janette Fishell aus Indiana / USAWe cordially  invite you to our next  concert of the series of concerts "Neuhauser organ concerts".

It will take place in the  parish church St. Peter  and Paulus in Neuhausen auf den Fildern on Sunday,  May 17th at 18:00 clock.

We are pleased to be able to announce an international guest for you. It  is  Prof. Janette  Fishell from Indiana/the USA.

On our Eberhard Friedrich Walcker organ she will play  works from Rheinberger, Schumann, Brahms, Paine, Smyth, Whitefield and Buck.

We look forward to your concert going.

Here the  link to her web site:

https://www.facebook.com/janette.fishell

Our ticket sales:
Tickets at the normal price 12,- € et
Tickets at the reduced price 10,- €

Our ticket agencies are :

Stationary Shop Knoblauch
Ludmilla Bahm

  Dahlienweg 7
  73765 Neuhausen a.d.F
  Telephone-# : 07158 - 9549088

 Volksbank Filder eG
  Schlossplatz 13
  73765 Neuhausen a.d.F
  Numéro de téléphone : 07158 - 18 18-0

or our box office.

You can also reserve tickets by sending us an e-mail to the following adress:

tickets@walcker-orgel-neuhausen-filder.de

Director of the Sacred  Music Markus Grohmann, April, 10. 2015
- officially recognised music teacher -
- Manager of the Sacred Music of the Deanship Esslingen-Nuertingen -


Report on the concert given by  Balasz Szabó on October, 19. 2014.

"Man of the  year" from Budapest  was a brilliant interpret of

works by Reger on the Walcker  organ.

Balazs Szabo auf der E.F. Walcker-Orgel in Neuhausen  a.d. FildernThe Neuhauser  E.F. Walcker organ dated 1854 has a relatively sticky to move, originally  preserved tracker action based on the cone-valve chest technology. To play dizziness  causing works written by Max Reger on this organ, one must have a special  affinity with this almost daring combination and also be a gifted virtuoso. Balász Szabó was born  in Budapest in 1985. He is assistant  professor for organ-playing at the Ferenc-Liszt university in Budapest. In a passionate  concert he could demonstrate his passion for Walcker and Reger. Here the music of  Reger finds, "in a certain qualified sense concerning the infinitely variable  dynamics, its tonal native country, ", Szabó said at his interesting  introduction before the concert. Szabó mentioned  that in Neuhausen this "risk" can only be accepted with 2 well trained stop  pullers. The stop pullers  "must deliver the same performance like me". This was a nice  and fair gesture towards the assistants of the concert. And there was really enormously much to do for them.

The concert  started with Reger introduction and passacaglia from the 1st suite Op. 16. The massive  introduction was followed by the passacaglia starting pianissimo. Here already the  audience got familiar with the big tone colour pallet of the Walcker organ. The great end  increase tied directly to the tutti of the introduction. Two quiet works  written for organ followed.

The meditative  piece of "Angelus" from Liszt and the piece "ave maris Stella" with in unison  passages, long pauses and breaks really worked as prayers. The great  echo of 5 seconds in the parish church contributed positively to the musical effect.

Works from the composer Alexandre-Pierre-François Boëly (1785-1858, Paris) can be seldom heard. From Boëly then the "Fantasie et Fugue Op.18 Nr.6" in the style of the late Viennese classical period could be heard. In unbelievable speed Balász  Szabó swept over the keys  of the organ which has  approximately the same age like  Boëlys Fantasie et Fugue.

Highlight of the concert  has been Reger's fantasia about the  chant of "Wie schön leucht'uns der  Morgenstern" Op. 40 no. 1. The approximately 25-minute monumental works written for organ demanded full concentration from the  organist, the assistants, but also from the audience, ("the morning star" mentioned by organists simply and  respectfully). Reger has an  inimitable, extremely change dynamic tone language. By cunningly  playing whole passages in the octave on the manuals Szabó optimally made full  use of the sound of the organ. The organ  tone was suffused in the church room  until end of the excellent work. In this  way one can seldom hear  it.

After the end of  the final chord a long, cliff-hanging pause lay in the air. A great applause  then however expressed the enthusiasm about this young organ virtuoso.

Here you can read more on Balasz Szabó:

www.organist.hu

Director of the Sacred  Music Markus Grohmann, February, 11.  2015
- officially recognised music teacher -
- Manager of the Sacred Music of the Deanship Esslingen-Nuertingen -


Champagne  reception at the

New Years Reception 2015 of the CDU  Neuhausen.

Einladung zum Neujahrsempfang der CDU 2015Already in  January, we accepted the invitation of the CDU local committee Neuhausen to take  over the champagne reception at the end of the New Years Reception 2015 of the  CDU Neuhausen, held on Thursday February 2. 2015

Like already in  the years before we could serve our organ champagne to the invited guests.

Dr. Nicola Schelling, regional director of the association region Stuttgart, spoke to  the topic:

"The region Stuttgart affected: Focus Filder"

Das Orgelteam beim CDU Neujahrsempfang 2015The trumpet  ensemble of the school of music Neuhausen organized the  musical frame. At the end of the event donations were  asked for in favour of the school of music Neuhausen.

We thank the  local committee chairman Dr. Rainer Roos and the chairman of the parliamentary group Andreas M. Edelmann for the invitation of  the Neuhausen Organ Society.

 

Director of the Sacred  Music Markus Grohmann, February 8.  2015
- officially recognised music teacher -
- Manager of the Sacred Music of the Deanship Esslingen-Nuertingen -


Burst of applause for the  "Ludwigsburg Festival  Brass"

New Year's Eve concert in 2014 as a  felicitous conclusion of the concert year

Das „Ludwigsburg Festival Brass“ in der Apsis von St. Petrus und PaulusFor the 11th time the festive  New Year's Eve concert took place in our parish  church. The turn of the year into the year 2015, which will be the year  of the 10th anniversary of our series of concerts, was done solemnly by  particularly brilliant brass player music. The wind  formation "Ludwigsburg Festival Brass" played instruments in a shiny  instrumentation. In some pieces,  the formation has been accompanied by district cantor Martin Kaleschke at the  organ. Amongst other  works Kaleschke played solo in a "chorale prelude akin to Jazz" written by  Volker Bräutigam (born 1953)". He knew how to transpose the variants  with the broad sound spectrum of the E.F. Walcker organ virtuosoly which are tangy and  composed imaginatively on the chant "Nun freut euch liebe Christen gmein".

4 trumpets  (Hubertus von Stackelberg, Klaus Ulrich Dann, Sebastian Zech, Paul Jacot), horn  (Harald Domes), 2 trombones (Matthias Jauß, Friedrich Mück) and tuba (Fabian  Zürn) unified into brilliant, rich Sound. Works of  Pachelbel, Strauss, Mendelssohn and Gigout filled the large  parish church. For  the over 500  concert-goers the tones  became a true ear treat.

Das „Ludwigsburg Festival Brass“ auf der Orgelempore mit Bezirkskantor Martin Kaleschke an der OrgelThe audience  particularly liked the smart  arrangements and variations of the contemporary 62-year-old composer Stephen Roberts. These were arrangements over  "classics of the classical music" like Mozart's  "Alla Turka", Beethoven's "Elise" and Brahms "Hungarian dances". The noticeable  pleasure of the "Ludwigsburg Festival Brass" when playing these pieces  immediately jumped over towards the audience. A great applause was granted to all musicians at the end  of the concert. The enthusiastic audience still could  elicit an encore from the windplayers.

The encore  rounded off contemplatively  the evening. The hymnal  piece "Highland Cathedral" resounded in  a lovely arrangement. The encore  let goose-flesh atmosphere in  conclusion arise and rewarded the  "Ludwigsburg Festival  Brass" with a renewed approval storm.

The review of the  Esslinger Zeitung, dated 02.02.2015 about the New Year's Eve concert can be found under the  following headline and link in the Internet:

New swing  for the classical  music

NEUHAUSEN: New Year's Eve concert with the  Ludwigsburg brass player quintet in an extended instrumentation
 

The article can be found under the  following link:

http://www.esslinger-zeitung.de/lokal/esslingen/kreisesslingen/Artikel1262021.cfm

Director of the Sacred  Music Markus Grohmann, January 2015
- officially recognised music teacher -
- Manager of the Sacred Music of the Deanship Esslingen-Nuertingen -


Please note down: Annual meeting!

Bitte vormerken: Jahresversammlung  2015On Wednesday,  March 11th at 19:30 p.m., the annual meeting of the Neuhausen Organ Society will  take place in the big hall of the parrish hall.

In the 10th year of  the re-inauguration of our E.F. Walcker organ we cordially  invite you to a very informative evening.

Director of the Sacred  Music Markus Grohmann, February  1st 2015
- officially recognised music teacher -
- Manager of the Sacred Music of the Deanship Esslingen-Nuertingen -


Invitation for our festive New Year's  Eve concert 2014

Foto vom Silvesterkonzert 2013 mit Blick auf die ApsisWe cordially invite you to  our "festive New Year's  Eve concert" which meanwhile already became a tradition.

You will be able to hear the Ludwigsburg Festival Brass and  district cantor Martin Kaleschke from Ludwigsburg.  With this concert on Wednesday December 31st at 16:00 clock our concert year  2014 will come to an  end.

Our this  year's New Year's Eve  concert is under a special star:

The Ludwigsburg brass  player quintet, which has musically filled us  with enthusiasm and with brilliant sounds for so many years on New Year's Eve, is going to celebrate its 30-year existence this year.

It is rare that  an ensemble founded in the  student days exists so long, permanently works out new annual programs in increasing form and  gives performances in numerous concerts.

On the occasion of the anniversary year the  Ludwigsburg Brass will give their concert in an extended instrumentation. We particularly look forward to it because the  increase of 5 on 8 windplayers opens up another large musical spectrum.

So  among other works, double chorus pieces of  Bach and Mendelssohn will resound. Furthermore compositions from Henry  Purcell, J.J. Moret, Jim Parker, Eugène Gigout, Richard Strauss, Peter Tschaikowski and Scott Joplin  will be performed.

The LBQ Brass  in their main instrumentation:
Hubertus von  Stackelberg, trumpets
Klaus Ulrich Dann, trumpets
Harald Domes,  horn
Michael Peuser,  trombone
Fabian  Zürn, tuba
Martin  Kaleschke, organ

And this year for the first  time as "Special Guests":
Friedrich Mück, trombone
Paul Jocot,  trumpet (Württembergische philharmonia.)
Sebastian Zech (solo trumpeter of the Stuttgart members of the philharmonia).

More about  the Ludwigsburg brass  player quintet can be found under this  link:
http://www.blechblaeserquintett.de/

If you  want to get in contact with the Ludwigsburg Brass please turn to the following address:
Prof. Hubertus von  Stackelberg
D 71642 Ludwigsburg
Tel: +49  (0)7141-251818
Fax: +49  (0)7141-250862
info@blechblaeserquintett.de

Before the beginning of the concert, our  new flyer for the concert year  2015 will also  be presented.

In the year 2015 the re-inauguration of our E.F.  Walcker organ and the foundation  the Neuhausen series of  concerts  will come up again for the 10th time.

Ticket sales:
Tickets at the normal price 12,- € et
Tickets at the reduced price 10,- €

Our ticket agencies are :

Stationary Shop Brahm
  Dahlienweg 7
  73765 Neuhausen a.d.F
  Telephone-# : 07158 - 9549088

 Volksbank Filder eG
  Schlossplatz 13
  73765 Neuhausen a.d.F
  Numéro de téléphone : 07158 - 18 18-0

or our box office.

You can also reserve tickets by sending us an e-mail und the following adress:

tickets@walcker-orgel-neuhausen-filder.de

Director of the Sacred  Music Markus Grohmann, December, 16. 2014
- officially recognised music teacher -
- Manager of the Sacred Music of the Deanship Esslingen-Nuertingen -


Thank you for  your visit at  our organ stand  on the

Neuhausen Christmas  market 2014

WEB_Weihnachtsmarkt-Neuhausen-2014This year,  we again were present with  our organ kiosk  on the Neuhausen Christmas  market. We had to offer quite different Christmassy ideas of present.

Among others there were our  organ champagne, apple chips made by Maria Theresia, our special  created organ hot punch, CD with sound  recordings of our church choir and the Eberhard  Friedrich Walcker organ,  the book to  the local history of  Neuhausen written by Willi Fay and a much different more interesting things.

 

Like last  year, a member of the municipality  gave us different  home-made wooden figures again. We are deeply grateful for this gesture towards us!

Unsere-Mitglieder-Ute-und-Thomas-beim-Verkauf-im-OrgelkioskA just as  warm "thank-you" goes to all helpers who  have supported us  energetically with the errection and depletion of our sales booth, for helping with the decoration and for the sale.

 

Many thanks for your  visit.

We wish you a glad season  of Advent.

Neuhausen auf den Fildern, Sunday December 7. 2014
Dr. Helmut Thomas Eisele
Chairman of the Neuhausen Society of the Friends of our Organs

Deckblatt-zum--Flyer-2014You can dowload our new 2014 concert program for

 the series of the

Neuhauser Orgel Konzerte

on this link as a PDF-file !

 

 

 

Director of the sacred music Markus Grohmann,
Neuhausen auf den Fildern, on New Years Day 2014

Large Donation on the Occasion of 80. Birthday

Herr Karl Humborg rechts mit KMD Markus GrohmannTo the beginning of his anniversary celebration, virtually as a surprise, Mr. Humborg at first invited his clutch of guests into the parish church St. Peter and Paulus. Here Mr Grohmann started his guided organ tour for the group continued with a prelude at the E.F. Walcker organ. The guests were of a coloured age distribution. Some of them even arrived from a long distance. The guests of Mr. Humborg appeared enthusiastic about the instrument and of the history of the church and organ.

One of the youngest guests could play even a song on the organ. This of course pleased the relatives particularly.

Instead of giving presents for his anniversary Mr Humborg asked his guests to donate for preservation of the organ and the church music.

So Mr Humborg could submit the stately total amount of 1.455,- € to the parish administration.

We are very thankful to Mr Humborg and his wife for this great idea.

We furthermore want to express our best wishes for them for both health and welfare.
 

Director of the Sacred  Music Markus Grohmann, October, 20. 2014

- officially recognised music teacher -
- Manager of the Sacred Music of the Deanship Esslingen-Nuertingen -


Invitation to our Organ Concert with Balázs Szabó

from Budapest, Hungary

Der Konzertorganist Balazs SzaboBalázs Szabó (* 1985 in Miskolc, Hungary) started with his musical education in its hometown in the age of 15 years.

Starting in 2003 he began to study organ at the Franz-Liszt academy of music in Budapest founded by Ferenc Liszt, followed by studies in Würzburg, Trossingen and Rome. During his studies he received artistic impulses from Christoph Bossert in whose class he has completed the master class for organ in 2010. Parallel to the master class, he went through the international Master's Degree OrganExpert being under the patronage of the Vatican.

Europe-wide he is working as organ expert.By private study he learned the restoration of reed organs of arts*. Meanwhile he is giving concerts Europe-wide as reed organist on instruments restored by his own on instruments of his instrument collection.

Since 2011 he is assistant professor at the Ferenc Liszt music university in Budapest where besides other taks he conducts the newly organized organology education.As a keyboard instrument specialist he, besides its organist career, performs an active concert career as pianist and harpsichordist. Furthermore he is one of the few reed organ experts who virtuosoly know to play the Mustel's reed organs of arts.

Balázs Szabó won several international organ competitions under these are: Premier Prix in St. Maurice (2007).

Grand Prix and Prix Special in Biarritz 2009.

1st price in the 60th international organ week Nuremberg (2011).

For his artistic activity he furthermore has bee elected man of the year (2008, Hungary).

Standard price of the city of Miskolc (2010) and the junior fantastic Award (2010). 

In the concert in Neuhausen he exclusively is going to play works of the important German organ late romantic (1873-1916) Max Reger.

Here the link to his homepage:

http://organist.hu/

A very interesting link can be found on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/user/SzaboBalazsofficial

Szabó already repeatedly has been in Neuhausen as a guest at guided organ tours, for instance during ourses at our E.F. Walcker organ. He is very enthusiastic about our instrument.


*The reed organ of arts is the highest-order manner of the reed organ. It has been designed especially for solo use. An essential characteristic of the harmonium d'art is a wind pressure dividing. This enables the organist to play the claviature bass and treble in different dynamics
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Ticket sales:
Tickets at the normal price 12,- € et
Tickets at the reduced price 10,- €

Our ticket agencies are :

Buchhandlung Bücher & Co.
   Esslinger Straße 1
   73765 Neuhausen a.d.F
   Telephone-# : 07158 - 9 81 16 83

Stationary Shop Brahm
  Dahlienweg 7
  73765 Neuhausen a.d.F
  Telephone-# : 07158 - 8771

 Volksbank Filder eG
  Schlossplatz 13
  73765 Neuhausen a.d.F
  Numéro de téléphone : 07158 - 18 18-0

or our box office.

You can also reserve tickets by sending us an e-mail und the following adress:

tickets@walcker-orgel-neuhausen-filder.de

Director of the Sacred  Music Markus Grohmann, September, 2. 2014

- officially recognised music teacher -
- Manager of the Sacred Music of the Deanship Esslingen-Nuertingen -


Much applause  after concert for  trombone and organ

Prof. Armin Rosin Posaune und Prof. Felix rechtsAt the day of the  patronage of St. Peter and Paul our 3rd concert of  our row 2014  took place in the parish church. Prof. Armin  Rosin with alpenhorn and trombone  and Prof. KMD Michael  Felix at the Walcker organ could  be heard. A very peasant programme had been performed with works from Armin Rosin, Nimra  Korinthos, Britten, Mouret, Petrali, Rheinberger, Liszt and Guilmant.

The well-adjusted duo gave an interpretation of the works virtuosoly.  The audience could feel and heat their joy  while playing. At the beginning, Prof. Rosin explained the  numerous concert-goers details  of the bass trumpet as well as the instrument alpenhorn, his genesis, his production and last but not  least his original purpose for the  notification in the distances of the Alpine pastures of the Swiss mountains. Into these one felt also  moved at the beginning  of the concert when the  earthy instrument was made impressively by Rosin sound  in the live room parish church.

Prof. Rosin - rechts -  und Prof. Felix - OrgelAmong other things Prof. Felix played  an organ solo  with 3 movements by  Carl Philip  Emanuel Bach whose  300th birthday is  celebrated this year.

As an encore Armin  Rosin surprisingly presented himself  as being a powerful gospel song  singer with a spiritual.

At  the conclusion of an adequate patronage celebration a joyful applause rewarded the  two musicians concert  evening

 

Director of the Sacred  Music Markus Grohmann, July, 20. 2014

- officially recognised music teacher -
- Manager of the Sacred Music of the Deanship Esslingen-Nuertingen -


Heike-LoefflerObituary for Heike Loeffler

The Neuhausen Organ Society mourns for its active member Heike Löffler.

She has deceased  after a serious illness at  the age of only 44 years.

In May 2008, Heike entered the Neuhausen Organ  Society as an active member.

She has always been available for us if we needed her help. We  appreciated her good piece  of advice as well as her ideas.  We will miss her.


The Neuhausen Organ Society will keep her in silent  commemoration

 

 

Director of the Sacred  Music Markus Grohmann, July, 18th 2014

- officially recognised music teacher -
- Manager of the Sacred Music of the Deanship Esslingen-Nuertingen -


Children with enthusiasm at guided organ tour

WEB_DSC_0380_KMD_und_Kinder_am_Spieltisch_gewschwaerztOn Sunday May 11th, 2014 towards 2:30 p.m., a small group of approx. 20 children assembled on the churchyard in front of the parish church St. Peter and Paulus. Our director of the sacred music Markus Grohmann welcomed the young guests and their parents. At first he explained the history of the parish church and the reasons why it was built so large. From the churchyard the group then walked to the house of the vicar co-operator  in order to see the geometric forms on the south side of the church. These can be found again in the organ front. (Due to the data privacy the faces of the children are blackened)

The children found it quite funny, that around 1850  the organ builder Eberhard Friedrich Walcker could come to Neuhausen only with the horse-drawn carriage and that cars and  electric current at that time did not exist yet. This meant that the organ had to be provided mechanically with air, i.e. "wind".

Inside the church Mr. Grohmann showed the "face of the organ" from the apse. The children could recognize the geometric forms of the ecclesiastical architecture in the organ very well.

From the apse of the church the group then went up the stairs to the organ loft on which the organ stands and the church choir open sings during religious ceremonies.

Here Markus Grohmann explained  the most important elements of the organ. As there are the organ pipes, the mechanics which allows it to open the valve of the pipes in order to make the pipes sound their tones.

After these more theoretical informations he then demonstrated the individual stops followed by an organ crescendo starting with only a few quiet stops up to the full sound with all stops.

After that it was the children's turn. Mr Grohmann hid the answers to the questions of the organ Quizz during his explanations in the guided tour.

Some questions the children found them quit funny.

The children took part with enthusiasm and filled out the questionnaires developed especially for them diligently. It turned out that the children had paid attention very well.

At the end Mr Grohmann thanked the children for their attention and their  interest. Although every child could not be given a real organ pipe but a Kazzoo as a present. And, shortly after the handout, it hummed just like in a beehive. With the Kazzoo and their  questionnaires in hands a joyful group of children left the parish church.

 

Neuhausen auf den Fildern, May, 28. 2014

Markus Grohmann, Director of the sacred Music

Staatl. Gepr. Musiklehrer

Manager of the Sacred Music of the deanship Esslingen-Nürtingen