Musical Passion devotion



05 Mar 2022




Naumburg Cathedral
Cathedral Square 16/17, 06618 Naumburg (Saale)


Free admission, donations requested

The Naumburg Cathedral Choir invites you to musical Passion devotions during the Passion season.

The musical devotions give space in music and texts for strengthening, time for reflection and comfort in these special days overshadowed by war.

Program 2022

05 March 2022 | 6.00 pm
First Passion devotion
romantic organ music for the Passion by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Johannes Brahms and Sigfrid Karg-Elert
Organ: KMD Jan-Martin Drafehn
Liturgy: Reverend Christina Lang

March 12, 2022 | 6:00 pm
Second Passion devotion

19 March 2022 | 6.00 pm
Third Passion devotion

March 26, 2022 | 6:00 pm
Fourth Passion devotion
Choral music by Naumburg Chamber Choir
Motets by Heinrich Schütz and Johann Kuhnau (Bach's predecessor as Thomaskantor) on the occasion of the 350th anniversary of the death of Heinrich Schütz
Conductor: KMD Jan-Martin Drafehn

April 02, 2022 | 6:00 pm
Fifth Passion devotion
"Music for Lamentation" - Organ Music for the Passion
Wenceslas organist Nicolas Berndt will play works by Nicolaus Bruhns ("Great" Prelude in E minor), Louis Marchand and by Max Reger the first movement from his 2nd organ sonata in D minor op. 60 on the Eule organ in the cathedral.
Liturgy: Reverend Christina Lang

09 April 2022 | 6.00 pm
Sixth Passion devotion

The devotions are organized by the Naumburg Chamber Choir, cantor Dorothea Greßler and Wenceslas organist Nicolas Berndt, among others.
Conception and musical direction: Cathedral Cantor KMD Jan-Martin Drafehn

Admission to the approximately thirty-minute devotional is free, but a donation is requested.
The current standard hygiene rules apply to the visit.  

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