Current amount of money raised
|Raised till now: € 460,365.00|
At the right you can see the current amount of money we raised until now.
The current amount of money consists of given money (by individuals and government) and collected money for organpipes by this website.
In 2019 several recitials will be organised by Friends of the Lutheran Church. Bernard Winsemius (organist Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam) will play a fundraising concert. Peter Westerbrink (organist Der Aa-kerk Groningen) will perform in a gregorian vesper. On march 21 Rien Donkersloot (organist Joriskerk Amersfoort) will play a late evening recital by candlelight to celebrate the birthday of the late great Johann Sebastian Bach. Among other pieces he will play the Prelude and Fugue in C major (BWV 531), the 3rd English Suite in g minor and a transcription of the Andante of the Violin Concerto BWV 1041. The recital starts at 9:30 pm, tickets are EUR 10. For more informatation see www. binnenstadskerken.nl
|Recital Vincent van Laar|
Vincent van Laar plays the Schübler-Choräle (BWV 645-650) and more in a recital on the reconstructed organ on july 15 at 3.00pm. Admission: EUR 10.
|Year-end recital by Robert Koolstra|
Sunday december 31 at 1 pm.
|Masterrecital by Wolfgang Zerer|
Sunday december 3 at 1 pm.
|Extra visiting days for the organ construction|
On september 9, 15 and 23 it is possible to visit the organ as it is currently being built in the church. Between 2 and 4 pm members of the foundation will be present to provide information and point out all kinds of interesting details. Also, it is possible to purchase Schnitger wine and/or the CD by Wolfgang Zerer. For an impression, see a short movie about a visit to the organ by Ton Koopman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc2H9A3O46U
|Visit the organ under construction|
On june 17, 24 and july 1 en 8 it is possible to take a peek 'under the hood' of the organ as it is currently being erected. Between 2 and 4 pm a member of the foundation will be present to provide information and point out all kinds of interesting details. Also, it is possible to purchase Schnitger wine and/or the CD by Wolfgang Zerer.
|Recital by Sietze de Vries possibly relocated!|
Should Donar become national champion on may 25, there would be some festivities on the 26th at the Grote Markt coninciding with our recital in Martini. As this would cause a considerable noisy inconvenience we have decided to relocate the recital to the Der Aa-kerk in this case.
|Fundraising concert with Sietze de Vries|
On may 26 Sietze de Vries will play a fundraising recital on the famous Arp Schnitger organ of Martinikerk Groningen. The recital is based around the 500th birthday of the Reformation and contains several works by Johann Sebastian Bach on Lutheran chorals. Of course de Vries will also improvise on them. The recital starts at 8 pm, admittance is EUR 15.
|Fundraising recital on may 13|
The Lutheran Projectchoir out of The Hague, directed by Hans Jansen will perform music by Johann Walter, Johann Crüger, Heinrich Schütz (Zwölf Geistliche Gesänge), Hugo Distler (Der Jahrkreis), Ernst Pepping (Spandauer Chorbuch and Chorbuch Böhmischen Brüder) and Hans Jansen (Evangeliemotetten). Tymen Jan Bronda will play some solo works for organ. Before the recital starts it is possible to take peek of the new organ that is being erected on the east gallery. The recital will start at 8 pm. Admittance is € 15.
|Last fundraising concert of 2016|
|Presentation of painting by Sip Hofstede|
This month organist/director Tymen Jan Bronda will record a new CD with Trio Sonatas by Johann Sebastian Bach in the Der Aa-kerk in Groningen with its beautiful Schnitger-organ. Three of the six sonatas will be performed by member of the Lutheran Bach Ensemble. The proceeds of the CD will go to the reconstruction project of the Schnitger-organ which is currently in full progress. The CD can be pre-ordered by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The price is EUR 15.
|CD presentation and recital by cembalist Johan Brouwer|
On sunday september 18th, cembalist Johan Brouwer presents his new CD in the Lutherse Kerk Groningen. He will play a selection from the CD, works by Jean-Jaques Chambonnieres, d'Anglebert, Henri Dumont, Francois Couperin and Johann Sebastian Bach. For a small taste of what's to come, see https://youtu.be/GyqaI9y6Jqg. A glass of wine can be enjoyed after the recital. You are very welcome to join us. Location: Lutherse kerk, Haddingestraat 23 Groningen. Time: 15:00. Admittance: EUR 15. The proceeds of the recital will go to the reconstruction project of the Schnitger-organ which is currently in full progress.
|Fundraising concert with Erik Bosgraaf|
On august 24 famous recorder-virtuoso Erik Bosgraaf will perform a recital in the Lutherse Kerk under the heading DER FLUYTEN LUSTHOF with works by van Eyck, Louis Andriessen and Stravinsky, among others. He will play multiple instruments. The proceeds of the recital will go to the reconstruction project of the Schnitger-organ which is currently in full progress. The recital starts at 20:00, admittance is EUR 15.
|Fundraising concert with Ton Koopman|
On june 15 reknowned organist, cembalist and director Ton Koopman will play a fundraising recital on the Schnitger-organ of St. Martin's Church in Groningen. More information on the recital program can be found here. The recital starts at 20:00, admittance is EUR 15.
|Fundraising concert by the Luthers Bach Ensemble.|
On saturday may 28 the Luthers Bach Ensemble (dir. Tymen Jan Bronda) will perform music by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Psalmes, Rimes & Chansons and Heinrich Schütz (Psalm 116). Also a painting will be presented that Henk Helmantel created for the benefit of the reconstruction project. It will be auctioned later this year. The recital starts at 20:00. Admittance (includes coffee/tea and drinks/snacks afterwards): €15.
|Fundraising concert with Tymen Jan Bronda|
On wednesday april 27 (King's Day) Tymen Jan Bronda will play the organs of Pelstergasthuis- en Lutherse Kerk. The event starts at 11:00 am in the Pelstergasthuiskerk.
Schnitgerwine can now be ordered via the dutch section of the website. Delivery is only possible within the Netherlands.
|Fundraising concert with Erwin Wiersinga|
On februari 21 Erwin Wiersinga, organist of St. Martin's church, will perform in a fundraising concert. He will play works by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann, Reger, Frank, Vièrne and Widor. The entire proceeds will go to the reconstruction project. Schnitger wine will be served after the recital, the first glass is included in the admittance. The recital starts at 3 pm in the Lutherse Kerk, Haddingestraat 23, Groningen. Admittance: EUR 15.
|Fundraising concert with Saleem Khan|
On november 13 Saleem Khan (trumpet) and Jochem Schuurman (organ) will perform in the third fundraising concert. They will play together in famous pieces for trumpet and organ. Saleem will play both natural and modern trumpet. The core of the program is formed by the concert in d minor by Benedetto Marcello and the D major concerto by Giuseppe Tartini. Additionaly various pieces by Bach will be played. The entire proceeds will go to the reconstruction project. Schnitger wine will be served after the recital, the first glass is included in the admittance. The recital starts at 8:15pm in the Lutherse Kerk, Haddingestraat 23, Groningen. Admittance: EUR 15.
|Signing of the contract on october 28|
Excellent news: during the last meeting of our board, we have agreed that there is a sufficient basis and enough confidence to enter into a contract with organbuilder Edskes. The contract signing will take place on october 28 during a fundraiser concert by Sietze de Vries on the Schnitger-organ in Uithuizen. During the negotations around our decision, Bernhardt Edskes showed a very constructive and generous attitude by donating us part of the organ. This means that the total amount we have to raise can be lowered to EUR 565,000. We have already secured a sizeable portion of this sum, but still a long way from home. Your help therefore is still very much appreciated and needed by us.
|Fundraising concert on october 11|
Chamber choir Tiraña out of Groningen, conducted by Tymen Jan Bronda will perform music by De Morales, Lassus, Desprez, Schütz, Charpentier and J.S. Bach in the Lutherse Kerk. They are accompanied by organist Robert Koolstra who will also play some solo intermezzi on organ. The recital will start at 4:30 pm. Admittance is € 15 which includes a glass of special Schnitger-wine.
|Dutch history page updated|
|Fundraising recital on september 26|
The choir HagaSonare out of The Hague, conducted by Danny Nooteboom will perform music by de Haan, Mendelssohn, Purcell en Händel in the Lutherse Kerk. They are assisted by organist Sander van den Houten and soprano Joalien van den Houten. The recital will start at 4 pm. Admittance is € 12.50 which includes a refreshment.
|Fundraising recital on september 6|
On september 6, Tymen Jan Bronda will perform in a fundraising recital in the Lutherse Kerk Groningen. He will play works by Sweelinck, Händel, Mendelssohn, Schumann Franck and Bach. The recital will start at 3 pm.
|Putti return to Groningen!|
On may 13 two putti from the former Schnitger-organ, carved by famous woodcarver Jan de Rijk, were picked up in Appelscha and taken back to Groningen. They became available because the local congregation has decommisioned the van-Oeckelen organ on which they resided since around 1900. The intention is for the putti to be returned in 2017 to the positions they helt for almost twohundred years until 1896.
|First fundraising recital|
On march 13 our first fundraising recital was held. In front of an audience of about 55 organ enthusiasts, Reitze Smits performed on the Edskes-organ of the 'Swiss House' in Groningen. He played works by Buxtehude, Bruhns, de Grigny and Bach. More fundraisers will be held in the course of 2015 and 2016, in which among others Jochem Schuurman, Erwin Wiersinga and Ton Koopman will perform.
|Presentation in Lutheran Church on october 18|
On october 18 a presentation will be held in the Lutheran Church where Bernhardt Edkes will share his vision regarding the reconstruction of the lost Schnitger-organ. It will start at about 2:30 pm and admittance is free.
|Leo van Doeselaar joins Commitee of Recommendation|
Well-known organist and pianist Leo van Doeselaar has joined our Commitee of Recommendation as of today.
|A new drawing of the organ has become available|
Bernhardt Edskes has made a new drawing of the organ with nice details of it's ornamentation. The small statues of trumpet-playing angels to which the home page refers are visible on the pedal towers. In the carved doors of the Choir eagles 'of groningen' can be distinguished.
|Sibrand Poppema joins Commitee of Recommendation|
Prof. Dr. Sibrand Poppema, chairman of the Board of the University of Groningen, has agreed to join the Commitee of Recommendation.
|Jaap Smit passed away|
We were shocked to learn that on july 20 our esteemed fellow board member Jaap Smit suddenly passed away. Although he was a member of our board for only a few months a warm and friendly relationship has quickly developed out of our shared interests. Through his know-how and passion for our project he has made a valuable contribution. We strive to continue the project in his spirit but we will sorely miss his amiable personality and expertise. We hope that his wife and children will find the strength to come to terms with this severe loss. Members of the board of the Foundation
|New member Commitee of Recommendation|
Drs.Max van den Berg, the King's Commissioner of the province of Groningen, has agreed to join the Commitee of Recommendation.
|Added another picture|
A picture was added of an invoice from Jan de Rijk concerning ornamentational carvings for the organ.
Added a picture of a part of the foreword by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach that is mentioned on the homepage
|Some pictures were added.|
Pictures where added that show the contract with Garrels and Radeker that was recently discovered in the archives.
This website went online today.