Hamburg organ summer in St. Jacobi

After a long and enforced break, we are very happy to bring music back into the city with our “Hamburger Orgelsommer” (Hamburg Organ Summer)!

St. Jacobi will host organists from Germany, Europe, and the USA, presenting a full range of organ works from a range of styles, from baroque to romantic, and up to present-day contemporary composers and modern interpretive arts. In addition to our famous Arp Schnitger organ, which lends a tonal majesty particularly to baroque literature, the Kemper organ with its characteristic tones will also lend its colour to our concert evenings.

  • 6 July: Silvius von Kessel (Erfurt) plays pieces by Bach, Vierne, von Kessel (improvisation)
  • 13 July: Barry Jordan (Magdeburg) plays pieces by Buxtehude, Tunder, Volans (Walking Song)
  • 20 July: Elisabeth Ullmann (Salzburg, Austria) plays pieces by Bach, Buxtehude, Reger (introduction and Passacaglia d-Moll)
  • 27 July: Gerhard Löffler (Hamburg) plays an historic organ concert for Michael Praetorius Year 2021: Karl Straube (Freiburg, 1921)
  • 3 August: Isabelle Demers (Waco, USA) plays pieces by Bach, Frescobaldi, Laurin (Sonata No. 1 pour orgue)
  • 10 August: Suzanne Z’Graggen (Luzern, Switzerland) plays pieces by Drischner (Nordische Toccata g-Moll), Eftestøl, Sløgedal
  • 17 August: Albrecht Koch (Freiberg) plays pieces by Bach, Buxtehude (Te Deum laudamus), Reger
  • 24 August: Bine Katrine Bryndorf (Roskilde, Denmark) plays pieces by Bach, Praetorius, Radulescu (Madrigali)
  • 31 August: Martin Schmeding (Leipzig) plays pieces by Bach (Prelude and Fugue G minor), Eben, Szathmáry

All the concerts are at 8 pm on Tuesdays. Tickets available in advance from or from the box office. Please observe the rules for attending events in our church.

Full programme of the Hamburg Organ Summer in St. Jacobi (in German)

Information on all Hamburger Orgelsommer concerts available at and in this brochure.