Music Celebrations International is pleased to present Reformation 500 Concerts, the formal production of all musical performances to take place throughout 2017 to celebrate 500 Years of Reformation through music in Germany and the United States. Music Celebrations is pleased to have the support of the German National Tourist Board and the Luther 2017 500 Jahre Reformation organization in constructing these concerts. In addition to producing hundreds of concerts for music ensembles, several large scale musical productions will take place throughout the year.
Join internationally-renowned conductor Helmuth Rilling on June 17, 2017 for a choral extravaganza at the magnificent Berliner Dom. Singers from across the globe are invited to join a grand festival chorus to sing the music of Mendelssohn and Bach, including Eine Feste Burg Ist Unser Gott, in celebration of 500 years of Reformation.
Martin Luther was a simple monk, who – through his stand of conscience – started an ecclesiastical shock wave that changed the course of Western history. This great Protestant revolutionary held such a strong belief in his faith that eventually he overthrew the all-powerful Catholic Church and reshaped Medieval Europe.
Music Celebrations International has created itineraries that will have your group visiting many of the locations so important in the life and times of Luther, from Eisleben to Worms to Wittenberg and Leipzig, where you will see his homes, churches, and sanctuaries he used in his darkest hours, where he translated the Bible into the vernacular.
"Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world."
“My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary."
“The devil, the originator of sorrowful anxieties and restless troubles, flees before the sound of music almost as much as before the Word of God....Music is a gift and grace of God, not an invention of men. Thus it drives out the devil and makes people cheerful. Then one forgets all wrath, impurity, and other devices.”
"Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us."