Reflection and confidence: “Organ music in times of Corona”.

The German Music Council, together with the German Bishops’ Conference and the Evangelical Church in Germany to carry out the project “Organ Music in Times of Corona.” The project is a contribution to the “Year of the Organ,” which the state music councils have proclaimed for 2021. The project produced 17 compositions for organ that artistically reflect the Corona period in an artistic way. In the fall of 2021, these organ works will be performed in numerous concerts and church services. In this way, musical life will be actively and to encourage the listeners to deal with the experiences of the pandemic experiences. The project will conclude with a finissage concert on Nov. 21 2021, at which all 17 compositions will be performed together. The project is supported funded by the Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

Prof. Christian Höppner, Secretary General of the German Music Council, commented: “The Corona era radically changed the world and will continue to have an impact on musical life for a long time to come. The project ‘Organ Music in Times of Corona’ provides artistic impulses for an emotional emotional coping with this difficult time for many: the 17 compositions offer a panorama of various offer a panorama of different moods and creative points of reference for the for coming to terms with what was experienced. At the same time, the common experience of live music – be it in concerts or musically accompanied church services – is once again inspired. Thus, the project is a sign of hope and departure and, through its interdenominational orientation and, through its interdenominational orientation, creates a connection between people. The focus is on the the focus is on the organ, which not only in the “Year of the Organ” in 2021, with its spiritual power and its with its spiritual power and richness of tone color. The German Music Council is looking forward to the concerts, devotions and church services in which the 17 unique organs will be will be performed throughout Germany in the fall of 2021, and would like to thank its partners for their for their dedicated and trusting collaboration on this project.”

The 17 compositions will be published in an anthology by Carus-Verlag. In Germany can order an online or print edition of the organ book free of charge from the of the organ book free of charge through the German Music Council if they are involved in the project “Organ Music in Times of Corona” in a concert or service in the fall of 2021. The digital and the print edition will be available for purchase beginning September 09, 2021. The registration form and further information about the project are available at

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