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A brief history from the KlezPO Chronicles


Of many of the listed events we have Pictures.




2005


January 17th: first rehearsal
June 4th: first ever performance at the the Klezmer & Jazz Festival in the Kreiensen train station.
This was planned to be a one-time event for the KlezPO. We had one piece to play, no encore.
September 4th: second performance at the Jewish Community Center. Five new pieces!
September 7th: third performance at „Offenes Singen“ (public sing-along) in the restaurant of the Junges Theater in Göttingen

2006


February 27th: 4th performance, in the regional clinic in Göttingen
March: beginning of weekly rehearsals
October 27th to 29th: first weekend retreat in Katlenburg

2007


October 12th to 14th: second retreat in Katlenburg

2008


November 9th: first rehearsal in the community hall of the Stephanus parish, Göttingen
September 23rd to 25th: third retreat, this time at the yYouth hHostle in Helmarshausen. From then on annually there in Fall.
November 14th: 29th concert in the Salon of the MUSA in Göttingen. This was the first full evening concert featuring the KlezPO alone.

2009


March 28th: first open workshop with a short concluding concert in the Stephanus community hall. We recruited four new members!
September 4th: first benefit concert in the Stephanus community hall. The proceeds went to the Stephanus community to pay for the extra costs we created for heatingfor using the hall. This was to offset the minimal, rather symbolic rent the community takes for use of the hall.
November 10th: KlezPO plays live music for Klezmer dancing with dance instructor Sigrid Nordhausen. An attempt was made to institute a regular Klezmer dance event with live music every three months., butUnfortunately, not enough people came, so the program was discontinued.

2010


March 13th: Open workshop in Duderstadt
May 7th–9th: We now have a second yearly weekend retreat in the Spring, in or near Göttingen

2011


June 17th: the KlezPO wins 3rd place in the All-Niedersachsen Orchestra Competition

2012


June 17th and June 24th: in Göttingen and Reinhausen, the KlezPO played two concerts for the „Göttinger Psalter 2012“, a special program of Psalms, including three scores by Louis Lewandowski (1821-1894) presented by the Cappella Vocale Göttingen (Rolf-D. Bartels, Director).

2013


January: our live-CD!
August 16th: KlezPO plays at the Welcome Party on the evening before the “Deutschlandfest” of the the Social-Democratic Party in Berlin

2015


March 21st: our 90th concert to celebrate KlezPO’s 10th anniversary

2016


Several members leave the orchestra on behalf of their age and for others reasons. At the end of the year there are only twelve members and the conductor left.




What is missing here: a huge amount of work that has led to a repertoire that fills more than 8 hours.


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