The Berlin Connection
In May 2012 we welcomed the Golgatha Kantorei from Berlin, to share in the weekend-long traditional Mayday festivities in Cuddington, Haddenham and Long Crendon. We performed a joint concert in St Mary’s Haddenham on the theme of “European Harmony” and on May Monday morning, our new friends joined us in madrigals and German song, from the towers of Cuddington and Long Crendon.
We made a return trip in the summer of 2013, where we were privileged to receive enormous warmth and hospitality and where we sang a joint concert in the Golgatha Church in what was once central East Berlin. On our return we performed the concert again for our local audience, “From Prussia with Love”.
The Golgotha Kantorei – together with supporting friends from Leipzig - returned for a second visit in March 2015 for a weekend of torrential rain but more great warmth. We rejoiced together in a concert entitled “Hosanna!” in Cuddington. They enjoyed a visit to London to see all the sights with a Berlin and/or German connection, in a tour skilfully devised by Jessica’s husband Tim Ecott.
Now plans are afoot to fix a date for our own second trip back to Berlin. Watch this space!