Carollers at the town hall

Carol singers in German do not go from house to house before Christmas eve, they do it afterwards instead – specifically between 27th December and 6th January.

During this time, the so-called “Sternsinger”, organised by the local church and who are sometimes translated as “star boys”, go from house to house to collect for a particular good cause using the year’s motto and dressed as the Three Kings.

The money raised this year will mainly be going towards projects to help children in India.  With the whole country taking part, it is not unusual to raise over €40 million.

Before they leave they write 20*C+M+B+18 on the door frame, the letters standing for “Christus mansionem benedicat”, or “God protect this house”. [Read more…]

Concert in aid of orphans and schools in India

Musical notes - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / snehitdesignA charity concert is being in Oberursel’s Grammar School (Gymnasium) in the Zeppelinstraße on Saturday, 24th September 2011 at 7pm.

The Belcanto soloists will be singing an collection of melodies from well-known operettas and musicals, accompanied by pianist Gerhard Schroth and conducted by Erika Sommer.

Entry is free but a donation is requested.  The proceeds are going to the Nandri-Kinderhilfe e.V. organisation, which helps orphanages and schools in South-East India.

 

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