Trier, Germany Organist to Perform in Fort Worth
2011-10-11 11:00 Organ Concert Result of Sister City Relationship with Trier, Germany The Trier, Germany committee of Fort Worth Sister Cities International has planned a special performance by Martin Bambauer, concert organist and Director of Music at the Konstantin-Basilika in Trier, Germany, Fort Worth’s sister city since 1987. The concert scheduled for Sunday, October 23rd, 4:00 p.m., at Broadway Baptist Church, 305 West Broadway, is free and open to the public. The American Guild of Organists will host a reception immediately following the concert. Sister Cities stages international events and programs as a way to bring the world to Fort Worth and create citizen diplomats. “Despite the fact that technology has made the world a smaller place and facilitated communication, humanity is just as much in conflict. It is imperative that we prepare ourselves with skills and cultural understanding necessary to function in an increasingly globalized world. Sister Cities has programs that do just that,” said Michael Bennett, Trier Chair. Martin Bambauer studied protestant church music at the Robert-Schumann-Hochschule Düsseldorf and the master class by Daniel Roth at the Musikhochschule Frankfurt. Since 1999, he has worked full-time as organist and choirmaster at the Konstantin-Basilika. From 2001 to 2008 he taught organ improvisation at the Musikhochschule Cologne. Martin Bambauer has visited many European countries and the USA as organist and conductor and has made several recordings. For more information contact Beth Weibel at 817/632-7105 or visit www.fwsistercities.org.