Coffee shop concert from Musikkapelle and men’s choir Concordia
Being seated just in front of the stage Bernhard Tewes had a good view on the musicians. Even more he was pleased with the music that was performed within the two and a half hours concert. „A successful afternoon“, the guest from Rhede commented. „I had high expectations when coming here. They were fulfilled completely.“
Before the concert began many friends of the Musikkapelle and Concordia had helped to change the Westmünsterlandhall into a cosy coffee shop. And now familiy members and members of the Youth Orchestra made the listeners feel comfortable: they served coffee and cold drinks and sold about 80 home made cakes to more than 500 guests.
The concert was started off by Concordia under the conductorship of Otto Groll. His own composition „Music has no limits“ seemed to become the programme of the afternoon. From „Bella Italia“ to „Greek wine“ from songwriter Udo Jürgens and „Tamboo Bamboo Trinidas“ the musical journey went and ended with the great hymn „What a wonderful world“ – brilliantly sang by Willibald Knüwer.
The next musical part was presented by the Musikkapelle under the conductorship of André Baumeister. The guests could enjoy listening to a wide range of music styles: from marches like „Regimentskinder“ to melodies from „West Side Story“ or a medley from Udo Jürgens songs.
Finally the two music groups performed common pieces of music under changing conductorship from Otto Groll and André Baumeister. It was impressive to listen to their interpretations of „Song of Freedom“ or „Ein guter Freund“.
Last but not least the enthsiastic audience joined in a medley of well-known German folk songs to make it a wonderful finish of an entertaining afternoon.