Vox Organi 2022 – what a season!
After being the only German festival that took place live and in front of a real audience in 2020 and 2021, Vox Organi 2022 was, again, a superlative:
With its 27 soloists in 38 concerts in 24 churches within three whole months, it was very likely Germany’s biggest music festival!
Though the overall Covid-situation presented itself a little more lightly this year, there were hurdles to overcome: several non Covid-related cases of sickness threatened the planning, but we were delighted to notice that the world’s best organists were willing and able to fill in, partly super-quickly. The shortest was within 24 hours, and the soloist came from Hungary!
The beautiful summer added a lot of charm to the festival sites. Blue sky and picturesque churches, set in lovingly kept gardens, attracted many visitors, some of which came regularly, even in spite of a long ride.
We expressly wish to thank the parish volunteers who committed so wonderfully to make their parishes oases of hospitality, especially in trying times! Several concert evenings were designed to be musical services, in which the pastors used the opportunity to pray for peace, which, in combination with the organ music, added to a very special spiritual evening.
It is our continuing goal to present the treasure we have in our charming old churches and their historic organs to a broader public. Behind the scenes, we have already started working to make the 2023 season as successful as 2022.
Be safe until we meet again! Dona nobis pacem!
(Please find 2022 memories of all the Vox Organi 2022 weekends in our section of video clips here)