Conficastle: discovery tours at the castle

"Really cool", one confirmand thinks the conficastle was great, and another confirmee draws a positive conclusion: "it was really awesome", she writes in the guest book of the ymc bavaria "i would like to come again". Another finds above all "the band and the atmosphere great". The three confirmands from hammelburg sum up in words what most of their peers also feel. The four days at wernfels castle left a lasting impression.

For the first time, confirmation students from hammelburg, led by pastor robert augustin, attended a YMCA conficastle as part of their preparation for confirmation. The focus was on adventure, games, fellowship and youth-oriented proclamation. Under the motto "faithbook, relationship status changed?!?" they went in search of jesus and dealt with his "request for friendship to each and every one of them. And in the future workshop, they developed ideas for a community in which they want to be actively involved after confirmation.

Own band?!

Many of the 19 confirmands signaled their willingness and agreed on further meetings. Even concrete projects are envisaged. For example, they want to form a band, to arrange church services with modern songs, or even to develop and offer their own youth services in the michaels church. Drama, modern music and sermons that speak to the lives of young people with very concrete examples and experiences are at the top of the list for a church that is fit for the future from the point of view of the confirmation students.

Community living

community is also a central theme. Working in groups, they came up with a whole range of suggestions for joint activities. The desire to form such a community even after confirmation is great.

Because what community means, that becomes all too clear at the konficastle. Around 180 confirmands and around 60 employees formed a strong unit at wernfels castle in central franconia. The band "release date" proved to be a unifying element and constant driving force, they heated up with christian songs from the genres rock, metal and hip-hop. "Too loud" was that at best for the adult staff members?. And the band itself had no problem at all: "whether it’s chorals, metal or hip-hop, god certainly doesn’t look at the style of music used to worship, but at the heart attitude of the individual", bandleader jonas hammerbacher relies on the bible (1. Samuel 16, 7). How at all the musicians of "release date" even during the breaks, they told the interested confirmation students about their experiences with jesus. The spark jumped over to the young people from hammelburg.

Get to know jesus

experiences with jesus – there were enough of them at the konficastle. The young people collected these in community activities, during the workshops and the large-scale castle game as well as during the bible studies. The young people were intensively involved, among other things, in the "start in den tag" (start in the day) and at so-called "power-hours with striking bible passages.

"The digital revolution is also hitting libraries with full force", gabriele lechner, director of the herzogenaurach public library, explained in her annual report at the most recent meeting of the cultural committee. "This is evident not only in the increased use of e-media via onlending, but also in the new services on offer", according to the director.

On 9. February 1981 the municipal library was opened in the rooms of the castle building with a stock of 10,000 volumes and was regarded as an exemplary model library with its modern media library. "When I started working at the public library, my predecessor told me that the library would soon be relocating. It has now been almost 38 years", said the director with a smile.

A lot has happened in almost 38 years, because the change in the media is one of the great challenges of the present. It also changes the working conditions of libraries, but not their purpose, on the contrary. Even in the digital age, libraries stand for the basic right to information, for participation and equal opportunities, for the promotion of reading, the teaching of media and information literacy, and for meaningful leisure activities.

orchestras want to convince of the versatility of the accordion

In 2014, the audience was already able to enjoy the project concert "accordion meets gershwin" convince of the versatility of the accordion. The idea of another joint concert by the orchestras from herzogenaurach, bayreuth and nuremberg-schwabach came up after the great success already then. After five years, the time has come. In preparation for the new concert series, the three orchestras recently met at the bildungshaus obertrubach to work on the joint pieces, according to a press report from the herzogenaurach ensemble. Under the direction of the national conductor of the german harmonica association, stefan hippe, the pieces were rehearsed, among others also the clarinet concerto nr. 3 by carl stamitz. The premiere will take place at the concert "accordion meets classical music" in herzogenaurach. Roland baumann, who also leads the accordion orchestra herzogenaurach, is the soloist on the clarinet.

After two days of intensive rehearsal work, the project orchestra is now well prepared for the upcoming concerts. Dates for this are: sunday, 6. October, at 5 p.M. (admission from 16.30 p.M.) at the evangelical church in herzogenaurach (advance ticket sales at bucher, medien und mehr in herzogenaurach and at buchers hofladen in hammerbach), saturday, 26. October, at the markgrafensaal schwabach and sunday, 27. October, at the margravial opera house bayreuth.

Albert Hammond comes back to Tambach in 2016

After his celebrated concert at the "tambacher sommer this year albert hammond will be a guest in the courtyard of tambach castle also in 2016. This has now announced the organizer, the concert agency friedrich, rodental. According to schmidbauer& kalberer with wolfgang buck as guest (15. July), michael patrick kelly (22. July), the spider murphy gang (23. July) and michl muller (24. July) is thus "a further highlight" for the event series in the context of the HUK-coburg-open-air-sommers set. Albert hammond has announced his intention to perform on saturday, 30. July 2016 "with even more world hits" announced", as the release states.

The british singer-songwriter and music producer has been composing and writing rock and pop songs for more than four decades. His songs are responsible for the sale of more than 360 million records worldwide to date. From hammond’s pen stamen titles such as "the air that I breathe" (hollies) "99 miles from LA" (art garfunkel) "one moment in time" (whitney houston) or also "nothing’s gonna stop us now" (starship). Hammond has also written hits for tom jones, joe cocker, celine dion, chris de burgh, the carpenters and ace of base. Last but not least, he succeeded under his own name evergreens such as "down by the river", "it never rains in southern california or "I’m a train"
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Advance ticket sales for the hammond concert begin on monday, 5. October, including at the tageblatt office in hindenburgstrasse 3a.

Blues and rock from the swamps - Tony Joe White died

A white singer and guitarist who had the black blues in his blood, mastered soul and rock and influenced the music of the U.S. South like no other: that was tony joe white, who has now died at the age of 75.

His "swamp rock" – loosely translated: rock music from the deepest swamps – has inspired musicians like eric clapton or creedence clearwater revival. White songs were covered by world stars like elvis presley, ray charles, tina turner and randy crawford.

First, white’s current record label, yep roc, had reported the artist’s death on thursday night, citing his family, and expressed "deep respect and admiration". The 75-year-old died wednesday at his home in leiper’s fork in the U.S. State of tennessee "under natural circumstances," he said.

David garrett: we artists must trust the experts

Musician david garrett (40) relies on the expertise of virologists and politicians despite the massive impact on artists like himself.

"For non-scientists like me, it’s difficult to form a neutral opinion about whether the restrictions are right," the star violinist told the "augsburger allgemeine" newspaper. "I trust the people who do this for a living, and i stick to the specifications."

Garrett said that although he has an apartment in new york and his brother’s family lives in the metropolis, he has not been to the U.S. Since the outbreak of the pandemic. "My only trips abroad since then have been to holland to the studio, and in the summer i spent two weeks in mallorca with my mother."Since a performance in january in abu dhabi he has not given a concert anymore.

After a year’s break, due to renovation work, the erlangen jazz band ball returns to the heinrich-lades-halle. The 46. Edition of the popular event traditionally takes place on the penultimate saturday in the carnival, this year on 23. February from 7 p.M. All information about the event, including ticket sales, can be found online at jazzbandball.De.

For some, the jazz band ball is probably the most hearty carnival party in the region, for others it is the greatest jazz experience of the year, according to a press release from the organizers. Altogether nine groups will play a hot carnival night long the city hall on three stages. A mixture of swing and mainstream jazz, lively dixieland, south american rhythms, blues and rock ‘n’ roll as well as zydeco and many other styles will guarantee that there is the right music for every visitor.

Right at the beginning, the guests in the checkroom foyer are welcomed by the "hot sax club" welcomes musically. Four ladies on the saxophone captivate everyone a cappella with charm, glamour and refreshing naturalness. Gonzo’s dixie combo" lures with fresh traditional dixieland on the dance floor in the large hall, while in the small hall an all-stars band with franconian roots presents itself almost at the same time: "thomas fink&" friends". The latter invited his son, bassist johannes fink, baritone saxophonist rudi mahall and drummer yogo pausch to play. Parallel to this, the "funkaholics" will be rocking with "jazzy soul, soulful funk and funky jazz" the grand foyer.