Church Music St. Jacobi

Arp-Schnitger-Orgel in St.Jacobi The main church of St. Jacobi (Saint James the Elder) is full of old treasures. Most remarkable without doubt is the famous organ built by Arp Schnitger in 1693. With its 60 stops and about 4,000 pipes it is one of the largest baroque-style organs in northern Europe. Between 1989 and 1993 the organ was completely restored and has been played in every Sunday service since its new dedication on Easter morning of 1993. An instrument of such quality is an obligation: regular organ concerts are performed and a weekly tour of the organ for those interested in its techniques is offered. Because of its organ St. Jacobi is a place of “pilgrimage” for “professionals” – organ builders and organists from around the world. In 1995, St. Jacobi hosted an international symposium on north German organ and figural music of the 17th century. The weekly tour of the organ with a short concert is on Thursdays at 12 noon.
The next concerts of St. Jacobi are:
Most tickets can be bought at Konzertkasse Gerdes, remaining tickets are available at the door.
Here is the detailed list of concerts and here you find our Music-Newsletter.
You can also gain an impression of the music performed at St. Jacobi by examining the collection of CDs which have been recorded during the last years.
Weihnachtsoratorium 2009