Chorint: The House of One in four concerts

Jews, Christians and Muslims share their religious music

This year, the 5th International Choral Music Days ChorInt. took the laying of the foundation stone of the House of One as their theme. The result is "Music in Intercultural Dialogue", which is performed in Jewish, Christian and Muslim places. The organizer is the St.Petri-St.Mariengemeinde in Berlin.

Music in interreligious dialogue in the run-up to the laying of the foundation stone of the House of One - what is it anyway?

"Whether and under what conditions Jews, Christians and Muslims can sing to each other and share their religious music is a hitherto unexplored question on which there is no literature and, until recently, hardly any practical role models", is stated in the first sentence of a book on "Singing as an Interreligious Encounter" (2016).



The 5th International Choral Music Days ChorInt. are therefore an experiment, an aesthetically very beautiful experiment. The Choral Music Days explore new terrain in various constellations during these five days. Before and after the premiere on Saturday liturgical celebrations are arranged, one in the synagogue, one in the Muslim Cultural Academy and one in the church - just as the three sacred rooms are planned around the large central room of the House of One. The structure of the House of One, both in terms of content and construction, is symbolically depicted with this festival.

 

The 'own' and the 'other' are brought into conversation with each other: completely out of one's own or by tracking down motives - like the symbolic image of the desert in the libretto of the premiere of the oratorical scenes "In wüstem Land ohne Weg" (In a desert country without a path) - which can be shared with each other. You can find out more about this in an interview with Christian Lehnert, the author of the libretto.

 

The experiment of the House of One translated into music

 

The experiment of the Chormusiktage fits wonderfully to the House of One, which is also an experiment.

The House of One is the attempt to awaken and bring to mind the rich and diverse traditions of religions in a new way, so that religions gain publicity for the good of our society, as enrichments. In addition to the people-unifying power of the House of One, the architecture of the House of One, which enjoys great worldwide recognition, will also be such an enrichment - and it follows this basic intention to take up the musical traditions as such enrichments with the Chormusiktage and to venture an experiment with them.



It will be a beginning that will not be finished so quickly; just as the House of One will not and should not finish its task as a forum of exchange between religions and society with the laying of the foundation stone on April 14, 2020. But these beginnings are beautiful and important and may in them, in their own way, the longing of religions for God be felt.

 

 

The program of the 5. International Choral Music Days ChorInt:

 

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 7 p.j. - Kultur Akademie Oranienstraße 55, 10969 Berlin

Sounds of the Heart - recitations of the Koran, songs of praise and Sufi music



Contributors:

Metin Haboglu (musician)

Arhan Kardas (Koran reciter)

Imam Kadir Sanci

Imam Osman Örs

Rabbi Andreas Nachama

Priest Gregor Hohberg

- Admission free -

 

Friday, October 25, 2019, 7.30 p.m.- Synagogue Sukkat Schalom, Herbartstr. 26, 14057 Berlin

7.30 p.m. Shabbat service

8.15 p.m. "The Creation - open interreligious singing"



Contributors:

Rabbi Andreas Nachama

Priest Gregor Hohberg

Imam Kadir Sanci

Roland Stolte (all House of One)

Synagogal Ensemble (Conductor: Regina Yantian)

Vocal Ensemble Szabba (Conductor: Saad Thamir)

Cantor's choir of St. Marienkirche (Conductor: Marie-Louise Schneider)

- Admission free -



Seats are limited. Please register until October 23 by mail buero@marienkirche-berlin.de or by phone (030)21 300 18-10.



Saturday, October 26, 2019, 4.30 p.m. - St. Marienkirche, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 8, 10178 Berlin

"In a desert country without a path" - Interreligious concert

with the world premiere of the oratorio scenes "In wüstem Land ohne Weg" (In desert land without a path)"


(Libretto: Christian Lehnert, Composition: Saad Thamir)

Contributors:

Roland Stolte (House of One)

Synagogal Ensemble (Conductor: Regina Yantian)

Vocal Ensemble Szabba (Conductor: Saad Thamir)

Cantor's choir of St. Marienkirche (Conductor: Marie-Louise Schneider)

Aris & Aulis Orchester (Solisten)

Tickets 22 Euro, reduced 15 Euro

Advance booking under www.eventbrite.de

Reservation: tickethotline@marienkirche-berlin.de

Box office is opened 45 minutes beforde the concert



Sunday, October 27, 2019, 10.30 a.m. - St. Marienkirche, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 8, 10178 Berlin

Festive divine service with multi-religious prayer at the end of the choir days



Contributors:

Rabbi Andreas Nachama

Priest Gregor Hohberg

Imam Kadir Sanci

Liturgical choire of Cantor's choir of St. Marienkirche (Conductor: Marie-Louise Schneider)

Saad Thamir (Percussion)

 

The Chormusiktage are supported by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds, the Louis Lewandowski Festival, the Berliner Chorverband, the Kirchenkreis Stadtmitte and the Verein Musik aus Berlins historischer Mitte.

More events

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

"House of One invites: Haladhara Thaler"

As part of our discussion series, Haladhara Thaler will talk about "Hinduism between tradition and modernity" with Imam Osman Örs and Pastor Gregor Hohberg. The event will be moderated by Esther Hirsch. Haladhara Thaler was chairman of the Hindu Community Berlin for 25 years and is now a member of the leadership team of the Berlin Forum of Religions.



 

Kleiner Säulensaal in der ZLB
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

"Wie hältst du's mit dem Tod?"

Our Imam Osman Örs talks together with Dr. Andreas Goetze, pastor for the interreligious dialogue of the EKBO, in Neuruppin about Muslim and Christian care of the dying and funeral rituals.

ESTAruppin e.V.
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

A house of three religions built for many

Roland Stolte, Chairman of the Administrative Board and responsible for the idea and conception of the House of One, presents the project at the Karl Rahner Academy Cologne.