Tickets and inquiries: Stichting Oude Groninger Kerken
Contributors of SOGK € 38,00
Non-contributors € 47,50
Schnitger organs are found not only in the city, but also in the surrounding countryside. In fact, the density of medieval churches – with beatiful organs, some built by Schnitger – is greatest in the Groningen and East-Frisian areas. Groningen: organ paradise of The Netherlands!
The festival organisation and Stichting Oude Groninger Kerken offer this programme and have engaged an organist and an organ builder for expert information on the Schnitger organs in the churches of Noordbroek and Godlinze. Cees van der Poel illustrates his talk on the organs in these villages with short pieces on the instruments. At the end of the trip, Bernhardt Edskes who is the builder of the newly inaugurated organ in the Lutheran Church, will give his personal views on his work on the new baroque organ. The day trip is concluded by a concert given on the new Lutheran organ by Sietze de Vries. Lunch in the picturesque village of Oosterwijtwerd is included in the price.