Our second stop on the tour took us to Minden, Germany, where I was lucky enough to be housed with not only Sabrina, but with the wind quintet from the orchestra as well. The priest from the Mariankirsche and his family have a large apartment on the top of the parish house next door and were able to accommodate many of us at once (though I’m not quite sure they knew exactly what they were getting into!—by the end of the stop they just kept referring to us as “the entertainment group” *sung and waving hands*)
The church with a view from their vineyards and the interior space
As we were being housed by the priest, the wind quintet had the opportunity to perform during the service this past Sunday.
L to R: Brian Dunbar, flute; Mark Cooney, oboe; Erik Grunkemeyer, french horn; Mahogany Dudley, clarinet, Adam Farmer, bassoon
(Mind you, this is taken from my phone and the acoustics being what they are from the side)
Artist: Meredith Monk/ Album: Book of Days