Bach’s Christmas Oratorio Cantatas I-III Berlin Cathedral

I’ve been enjoying Berlin’s holiday celebrations and last night it was Bach’s Christmas Cantatas performed at Berlin Cathedral on Museum Island. The Cathedral Choir performed led by cantor Tobias Brommann. Senior musicians from the Baroque Orchestra must have played another gig last night as there were noticeable mistakes in the music and rolled eyes all around… This…

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Berlin Reflections

I’m approaching two months in Berlin and there’s still more to see and learn. Each city has personality, and Berlin is uniquely difficult to describe. I’m not a fast-moving tourist, so that shines a different light on things. It’s a complex city with a young population and immense history and nuances – nothing is quite what…

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VIVID Grand Show Friedrichstadt-Palast Berlin

Vivid Grand Show is an impressive production with ultra-talented actors, singers, dancers, and acrobats. Everything shines from the performing artists to lighting, costumes, and stage design! The production premiered at Friedrichstadt-Palast last month and continues to “WOW” Berlin audiences! Venue Friedrichstadt-Palast is the last major architectural statement of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) after the fall of…

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Exploring Berlin

Learning to navigate a large city requires patience and perseverance – ha… Berlin’s heated pace is both daunting and exhilarating. I’ve gone from being hopelessly lost to feeling ecstatic while blending with locals and making successful transport connections! Navigating Berlin As a point of comparison, Istanbul’s 14+ million population makes Berlin’s 4 million seem small,…

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