United Nations Singers in Germany

From June 2 to 6, 2011, choirs and folklore groups with thousands of participants from throughout the world came together again in Lindenholzhausen, the “smallest festival town in Germany”, where the sixth international HARMONIE FESTIVAL was to take place. After 1999 and 2005, the United Nations Singers joined for the third time with its message of peace and cooperation among people from different backgrounds.

On their way to Lindenholzhausen, the United Nations Singers visited Trier, the capital of the Mosel valley, located in the region where France, Germany and Luxembourg meet. Under the patronage of the mayor, Mr. Klaus Jensen, and supported by the Generaldirektion Kulturelles Erbe, Rheinland-Pfalz, they performed at the Viehmarktthermen, built around the remnants of a 2000-year-old Roman Bath, the Brunnenhof Simeonstift, a children’s hospital, and the birthplace of the medieval philosopher Nikolaus von Kues (Cusanus) in Bernkastel-Kues. On June 2, Singers sang during an Ascension service at the oldest German Christian church - Trier Cathedral.

30 May, Bernkastel-Kues

7:30 p.m Concert at Cusanus Haus (birthplace of Nicolaus Cusanus, medieval philosopher)

31 May, Trier

10 a.m. Performance for the representative of the Mayor of Trier
3 p.m. Performance at the Mutterhaus der Borromaeerinnen-Hospital for the benefit of “Villa Kunterbunt” – long-term care center for children
7:30 p.m. Concert at Viehmarktthermen (Ruins of Roman thermae)

2 June, Ascension

10 a.m.  Participate in Pontifikalamt in Trier Cathedral
3:30 p.m. Short performance
9.30 p.m.  Harmonie Festival Opening Concert

3 June, Limburg

11 p.m. Performance for the Mayor of Limburg 
1.30 p.m Werkstatt Limburg – 30-minute performance

5 June, Harmonie Festival Limburg-Lindenholzhausen

1:30 p.m. 10-minute performance in Harmonie Festival Sacred Music Concert
8 p.m. Harmonie Festival Prize Winners’ Concert, with a message from the UN Secretary-General