The catholic parish of saint michael zeil celebrates on christ the king sunday, 24. November, the tenth anniversary of the organ’s dedication. For the anniversary a special organ concert is planned.
In 2009, the new eichfelder organ was blessed in a festive pontifical mass by the then auxiliary bishop helmut bauer. The joy about the variety of the new organ did not stop with the day of its consecration. Rather, the organ has since sounded regularly in a variety of ways in concert and liturgy.
The consecration of the organ marked the beginning of the "organ concert series", which is unique in the hassberge district…So that st. Michael sounds" brought to life. Within the framework of this series, more than 250 organ works by over 100 different composers have been performed in 45 organ concerts to date.
The diversity of the instrument and of the concert series is demonstrated in particular by the fact that only a few organ works have been performed more than once and that, of the out-of-town guests, no performer has yet been represented more than once.
For the tenth anniversary celebration concert on sunday, 24. November, 5 p.M., professor edgar krapp, one of the most internationally renowned organists of our time, will perform. Born in bamberg, he was a professor at the university of music in munich until his retirement in 2012.
Edgar krapp received his first organ lessons as a member of the regensburger domspatzen and studied in munich and paris. In 1971, he won first prize in the ARD music competition in munich in the organ category.
The concert will begin with what is probably the most famous organ work of all, the toccata in D minor by johann sebastian bach. After another chorale prelude by bach, the second organ sonata in C minor by felix mendelssohn-bartholdy will be performed. Works by franz xaver schnizer and max reger follow before the concert ends with the widely known suite gotique by leon boellmann.
The rotary club habfurt offers before and after the concert at the weinhaus nublein appetizers and drinks for the benefit of a charitable cause. Admission to the concert is free. Donations are requested.
Already in the morning the parish celebrates a solemn high mass at 10 o’clock, at which professor edgar krapp also plays the organ. In addition, the vocal ensemble "holy spirit schweinfurt" sings under the direction of martin seiwert the polyphonic missa vidi speciosam by tomas luis de victoria