The Festival

Friends of the Festival

The Morgenland Festival Osnabrück is defined by the idea of appreciation for the cultural impulses from the Occident and Orient.

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A platform has arisen since 2005 where those similarities can be discovered, differences recognized, and alienness over come; and, where an open dialogue can be conducted with mutual respect and acceptance.

The Morgenland Festival Osnabrück has established itself not only in Osnabrück, but has risen to become one of the most notable music festivals internationally. The "Society of Friends (of the) Morgenland Festival Osnabrück" was founded in 2009 on the initiative of interested citizens of Osnabrück. Its aims are to support the Festival through associated activities and to raise the consciousness of the citizens of Osnabrück-City of Peace regarding them.

Those aims are achieved by publishing various writings, sponsoring and showing films, holding events on current social and political situations, visiting exhibits, attending rehearsals, and the like. The society’s non-profit status makes possible the acquisition of funding for further projects that helps make the complex environment of cultural exchange within the context of the Morgenland Festival Osnabrück easier to understand.

Previous Activities of the Society

  • Dokumentation 4 Jahre Morgenland Festival Osnabrück, Bildband /

Documentation of 4 Years of the Morgenland Festival Osnabrück, Illustrated book. Background information, in four languages incl. DVD and CD. Generously supported by the Foundation of the Georgsmarienhütte Steelworks.

  • Film "Eastern Voices"

A film by Frank Scheffer and Günter Wallbrecht. Documentary film of the Morgenland Festival Osnabrück 2009, 50 Minutes. Distributed / published by EuroArts.
Made possible through the generous support of the Verkehrsverein Osnabrück.

  • Trip to Damascus in 2010
  • Christmas concert with Narek Hakhnazaryan at the Kleine Kirche, Osnabrück

  • Morgenland Sommerakademie 2015

A five-day intercultural music workshop for teenagers at the Fattoria Musica. Made possible with the support of the Friedel & Gisela Bohnenkamp foundation, the foundation Stahlwerk Georgsmarienhütte and the foundation Niedersachsen.

  • Documentation of 10 yeard Morgenland Festival Osnabrück, illustrated book

In addition to other activities.

Understanding is the fertile ground that makes overcoming prejudices and the growth of new ideas possible. The "Gesellschaft der Freunde. Morgenland Festival Osnabrück" has resolved to do just that.

Become a member, be a part of this exciting and important process of culture exchange.

Dieter Krüger, Schlossstraße 60, 49080 Osnabrück