About the Event
Immerse yourself in the stunning architecture of Berlin's breathtaking French Cathedral for the ultimate christmas concert.
The sonic.art saxophone quartet is a chamber music ensemble with an international flair, as its members come from Belarus, Australia and Germany and have studied in Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin and London. The four saxophonists joined forces in 2005 and have since found their very own style. On the first Advent weekend, they will play special Christmas pieces from their rich repertoire, including excerpts from J. S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio and P. I. Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker. In addition, J. Brahms' 'Hungarian Dances' and selected works by Bernstein will be heard, creating completely new sound experiences on the brass instruments. With a lot of charm and subtlety as well as a pleasant stage presence, sonic.art have rightly earned themselves the reputation of a top‐class ensemble.
The French Church (Französischer Dom) is one of the three key buildings at the Gendarmenmarkt, the most beautiful square in Berlin. The church was built as a place of worship for the Huguenots, followers of the Protestant Reformed Church of France, who were persecuted in their own country and found asylum in Berlin in the reign of Frederick the Great. The French Cathedral stands opposite the German Church (or Neue Kirche), their identical domes and styles forming a stunning architectural ensemble. Unusually, in this location, 'Dom' refers not to a German 'cathedral', but to the French 'dome'. The building houses the Huguenot museum, a restaurant and a viewing platform that offers a gorgeous view of Mitte district of Berlin.