Bach Christmas Cantatas
More senior musicians from the Baroque Orchestra must have attended another gig last night, as there were noticeable mistakes and rolled eyes all around… A first, as other musical performances I’ve attended in Berlin were perfection.
The Cathedral Choir and soloists were excellent:
Berlin Cathedral History
The Cathedral was once the court church of the Hohenzollern, who lived in the city palace on the other side of River Spree. The basilica cathedral has a Sauer organ, the largest of the ‘late Romantic period‘. The beautiful octagonal sermon space includes a marble altar with mosaics and statues.
Berlin Cathedral suffered severe damage during the World War II. Restoration by the German Democratic Republic (GDR) began in 1975 and completed in 1993 – four years after the Berlin Wall fell. Ongoing restoration continues.
Dommuseum includes drawings depicting the Cathedral’s history. The climb to the dome follows a “lavishly decorated Imperial staircase” and ends with a panoramic view of Berlin – another beautiful memory!