Sunday, 15/11/2015, 18:00 Gedächtniskirche in Speyer:
Overcoming Borders – So That Strangers Become Friends.
Admission: Free. We ask for donations.
Nearly 60 million people around the world are currently on the run. This is the highest number ever documented by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). These refugees have left everything behind and risked life-threatening journeys to flee from terror, war, hunger, and misery in their home countries.
With this benefit concert for refugees in the Gedächtniskirche in Speyer, the SAP Symphony Orchestra together with the Diakonie and Caritas Rhineland-Palatinate social services organizations would like to set the signal for a welcoming culture, for integration and for tolerance. Nearly 1,400 refugees arrive in the Palatinate each month. As Christians, it is our duty to take these people in, offer them protection and security, and treat them with understanding and respect.
The words of Christ “I was a stranger and you invited me in” (Matthew 25:35) are both a motivation and a right. All proceeds of the concert evening will go directly to the Diakonie and Caritas refugee relief fund. The money will fund refugee relief projects as well as the necessary training and supervision of volunteer helpers.
P r o g r a m:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791):
Concert for and orchestra KV 314/ 285d in C-major
Soloist: Matthias Grünewald (Oboe)
Antonin Dvorak (1814 – 1894):
Serenade op. 22 E-major for string orchestra
Conductor: Johanna Weitkamp