Church music is an important part of the life of our parish. St. Mary’s church is a challenge for both worship and musical events.
The “Marienkantorei”, the music ministry of the church, currently comprises about 170 participants in eight groups with members of all ages. It is directed by Karl-Bernhardin Kropf. The music schedule (concerts, liturgical contributions) can be opened here>.
There are two organs in St. Mary’s. The Great Organ houses 5,700 pipes of 83 stops within a baroque case, playable on four manuals and pedals (Download the specification as PDF>). The organ can be visited within the Noon Prayers.
(Noon prayers take place from May to mid-October, Monday to Saturday, 12 a.m. To visit the organ, be at the baroque gate in the north west corner of the nave, where a sign is posted. After the Noon Prayer (ca. 10 Minutes, with some organ music), there is some time for explanation and investigation of the instrument. This is free, a donation or a compact disc purchase would be welcome to help us keeping the 5700-pipe instrument maintained and running. Please note that the Noon Prayer Organ Visits may be cancelled for special reasons without further notice.)
More information about the choirs, organs and the music programme is provided at www.marien-musik.de