Orgelsommer in Hamburg

With the clouds, rain, and cold wind it may not seem like summer in Hamburg, but that doesn’t stop the annual “organ summer” concerts at St. Jacobi and St. Peter’s. I like organ and I used to play for my church when I was a kid, so I went to see Ernst-Ulrich von Kameke play Bach, Reger, Dubois and von Kameke (his own composition) in St. Peter’s. The songs were diverse and enjoyable, and Ernst-Ulrich is about 85 years old, so it was quite amazing to hear him play. A few days later I stopped by St. Jacobi to see the famous Arp Schnitger organ of 1693. It is the largest baroque organ in Northern Europe with 60 registers and around 4,000 pipes. Check out the photos and videos.

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