A warm welcome

We, the singers of the choir ‘ Bremer Kantorei St.Stephani’ and their conductor, Tim Günther bid you a warm welcome.

After long hard times we will now go back to work. Those who are either completely vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 or currently tested negative are from now on allowed to rehearse together. This is a real pleasure for us and we are eager to re-establish our former level as soon as possible.

This means in concrete terms: The singers either bring their vaccination certificate once, or a valid proof of the day’s test – printed as a pdf or on their mobile phone – to each rehearsal.

Of course, new singers are also heartily welcome – some have already joined us during the pandemic. Knowledge in reading music, experience of singing in a choir and regular attendance of the rehearsals are a precondition to join us and share our pleasure in doing music.

New start and how it presently works:

Normally, our regular rehearsals take place in the ‘Kapitelsaal der Domgemeinde’ (Domsheide 8, 28195 Bremen – this is one of the central transfer points in Bremen and very well to get to) on Tuesdays from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm.

We will come back to this date with all members as soon as the circumstances allow us to.

At present, only 16 people are admitted to the ‘Domkapitelsaal’, we currently use it – and thus the Tuesday – for rehearsals in small groups.

At the moment we meet on Monday evening; Testcontrol begins at 7:15 pm, we start to sing at 7:30 pm and end at 10 pm. Every second week of the month we end earlier to celebrate a ‘Happy Hour’, an informal get-together with a chat, some cheese or snacks and a glass of wine, juice or water.

Our program

In may 2020, we would have liked to perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Missa in C-major – on the occasion of his 250 th birthday – and furthermore the Magnificat in C-major by Franz Schubert.

It is not sure if we can re-establish this programme, we will keep an eye on it.

We now restart with 2 programmes: Johannes Brahms – Liebesliederwalzer (op.52), „Zigeunerlieder“ (op.103) for choir and piano, completed by some of „Ungarische Tänze“ for four-handed piano. Additionally we will perform the ‘Weihnachtsoratorium’ by Johann Sebastian Bach. Originally all parts (1-6) were on our agenda, but the currant situation suggests a more ‘relaxed’ programme, therefore we will perform parts 1-3.

Furthermore we will take up the musical accompaniments of services (in the ‘Kulturkirche St.Stephani, every 3rd Sunday of the month at 6:00 pm).

A detailled schedule for the rehearsals will be published in this place soon.

Our next concerts:

Sunday, October 10th, 5h and 7:30h p.m.:

Johannes Brahms – „Zigeunerlieder“, „Liebeslieder-Walzer“, „Ungarische Tänze“

Sunday, November 28th, 5h and 7:30h p.m.:

Johann Sebastian Bach – Weihnachtsoratorium (1-3).

Further information you can get on


The Bremer Kantorei St. Stephani is the choir of the Kulturkirche St. Stephani in the Hanseatic city of Bremen.

Georg Friedrich Händel: Der Messias, Halleluja
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Unfortunately we are not rehearsing at the moment

If it is allowed again we will rehearse on Tuesdays from 7.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Domkapitelsaal, Domsheide 8 in Bremen.
You are cordially invited.


Bremer Kantorei St. Stephani, Tim Günther, direction of the choir / director of music,  Tel +49 421 302 242    E-Mail