Bach’s Christmas Oratorio Cantatas I-III Berlin Cathedral

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

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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 moving at a slower pace helps shine a different light on things. It’s a complex city with a young population and immense history and nuances…

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VIVID Grand Show Friedrichstadt-Palast Berlin

Vivid Grand Show is an impressive production with ultra-talented international actors, singers, dancers, and acrobats. Everything shines from the fabulous performing artists to costumes and stage lighting and design! Vivid Grand Show 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…

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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 befuddled and hopelessly lost to feeling ecstatic while making successful transport connections and blending with locals. Navigating Berlin As a point of comparison, Istanbul’s 14+ million population makes Berlin’s 4 million…

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