Musikwoche 2015 Photo DVD now available

The DVD with all photographs taken during the Jubilee Musikwoche 2015 is now available! Please contact Linda-Mari Photography and order it directly through her. The price is N$ 100.- per DVD.

We will soon be launching some photos on our website as well.

The concert DVDs are still being lovingly crafted and we hope to be able to offer them sometime in June or July.

Preparations for the new Musikwoche have already started and the dates will be announced soon.

Warm regards fdrom your Musikwoche Team

Thank You

Dear lecturers, dear participants, dear helpers, dear friends,

Thank you for a SPECTACULAR 50th Jubilee! All concerts were amazing, the biggest birthday party at the coast was a major success.

Now I wish everyone a wonderful holiday, a peaceful festive season and a prosperous, happy and successful New Year – may we meet again in December 2016.

Christiane Berker on behalf of the Swakopmunder Musikwoche Trust

The Jubilee Year – 2015 A Lot Is Happening!

Our lecturers:

Musical Director: Alexander Fokkens, SA
Choir Master: Dr Andre Thomas, USA
Concert Band: Nici Coleman, SA
Junior Musical Director: Irene Schultz-Neumann, GER
Jazz Band / Saxophones: Dr Steven Meier, USA
Concert Master / 1st Violins: Denise Sutton, SA
Co-Concert Master: Jürgen Kriess, NAM
2nd violins: Nicole D’Oliveira, NAM
Viola: Hendi Krog, SA
Cello; Caleb Vaughn-Jones, USA
Double Bass: Zanelle Britz, SA
Flute / Woodwinds: Hans-Peter Drobisch, NAM
Oboe / Woodwinds: Michelle du Preez, NAM
Bassoon: Jacques du Preez, NAM
Clarinet: Danré Strydom, NAM
Brass Director: Dr Eric McIntyre, USA
2nd Brass / Trombone: Michael Nixon, SA
Horn: Richard Sjoberg, SA
Percussion: John Hargraeves, SA
Piano accompaniment: Ebbie Becker, NAM
Vera Malherbe, NAM
Junior Orchestra: Bärbel Drobisch, NAM
Recorder: Meike Engberts, NAM
Silke Engberts, NAM
Assistant Choir: Theodore Cookson, NAM
Assistant 1st Violins: Bonolo Kgaile
Assistant 2nd Violins: Lwazi Mkula, SA
Assistant Cello: Lynne Dobson, SA
Assistant Oboe: Ross Mc Gregor
Assistant Horn: Shaun Karssen, SA

What program can we expect for the 50th birthday of the Musikwoche?

Well, there is of course the obligatory waltz, this year we will hear Strauss jnr. “Frühlingsstimmen Walzer”. And we will be catering for the fans of good film music as well – “Pirates of the Carribean” will delight us. Alessandro Alessandroni has made us a beautiful present by composing a piece especially for the Musikwoche and “From Swakop with Love” will be presented for the first time at the final concert. But there is moreChoir and Orchestra will present “Blessed are the Men Who Fear Him” by Mendelssohn, as well as two pieces by Dr Thomas. And then there will be a wonderful surprise for all at the final concert!

The Concert Dates:
15.12.2015: Lecturer Concert, 19h00 at the NPS Aula
16.12.2015: Open Air Brass Festival, 16h00 at the Amphitheatre
16.12.2015: Jazz Concert, 18h30 at Desert Tavern
17.12.2015: Junior & Ensemble Concert, 18h30 at the NPS Aula
18.12.2015: Jubilee Concert, 19h00 at the NPS Aula
19.12.2015: Jubilee Concert, 19h00 at the NPS Aula
20.12.2015: Church Concert, 10h00 at the Lutheran Church, Otavi str. No 9

Ticket sales:
You can order by phone every morning between 9h00 and 12h00, the number is 081-451-2248
As of the 10th of December you find us in the foyer of the NPS Aula between 9h00 and 12h00 every morning (except Sunday, the 13th).

Ticket prices are N$ 80.- per ticket.

Looking forward to seeing you – for the biggest birthday party of the year!

Your Musikwoche Team