Chapel of the Cemetery Friedrichswerder
Bergmanstraße 42-44
10961 Berlin-Kreuzberg

Sunday 18 July at 5 pm
Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen
Works by Bach, Mozart, Schubert and English folksongs
Mads Elung-Jensen (Denmark), tenor
Guy Woodcock (Israel), guitar

Sunday 1 August at 5 pm
One Hand, One Heart
American Love Songs and French Chansons
Sarai Cole (USA), soprano
Mads Elung-Jensen, tenor
Matt Long (USA), piano

Sunday 29 August at 5 pm (25th concert)
South American romances and tangos
Rolando Guy (Argentina), tenor
Mads Elung-Jensen, tenor
Daniel Wendler (Argentina), baritone and guitar
Matt Long, piano

Saturday 11 September at 5 pm
Guy Woodcock, Solo-guitar
Works by J. S. Bach, A. Barrios, I. Albèniz, M. Castelnuovo-Tedesco 

Sunday 26 September at 5 pm
New cabaret songs by Mads Elung-Jensen and Tal Balshai
Mads Elung-Jensen, tenor
Tal Balshai (Israel), piano

Free entrance. A donation for the musicians is warmly appreciated

Die Goldvögel: Tal Balshai, Rolando Guy, Guy Woodcock, Sarai Cole, Mads Elung-Jensen, Daniel Wendler, Matt Long. Photo: Jeremy Knowles

Ladies and gentlemen, dear friends,

A heartfelt summer greeting after an extraordinarily difficult time for us all. I hope that you have come well through, have stayed healthy or have recovered well again.

Of all the challenges, the loneliness of the necessary isolation and the fear of the inextricable situation have without a doubt been the difficult to bear.

I myself am fine, I readily confess, that it been hard not to be able to perform. 8 December I had my last public performance with my beloved “Goldvögel” in Copenhagen. Late May I could finally again perform for an audience in Copenhagen, that was truly a relief. And apparently, the voice is still there 😊

Die Goldvögel: Rolando Guy, Tal Balshai, Sarai Cole, Matt Long, Guy Woodcock, Mads Elung-jensen, Daniel Wendler. Photo: Jeremy Knowles

Five Summer Concerts with Die Goldvögel

Now we can sing for you again in Berlin. I am very happy that the Evangelical Cemetery Association Berlin City has asked me and my Goldvögel for the fifth time to organize a summer concert series in the beautiful cemetery Friedhof Friedrichswerder in the Bergmannstraße in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

We hope for good weather. In that case we shall, like September last year, perform in the Glass Hall und you will be able enjoy the program safe and free outside in the cemetery. In case of bad weather we shall follow all current Corona restrictions inside the hall.

Mads Elung-Jensen, Guy Woodcock. Photo: jeremy Knowles

Sunday 18 July
Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen

The first concert takes place on Sunday 18 July at 5 pm. With me plays the young guitar player Guy Woodwock. 30 June Guy graduated from the Universität der Künste in Berlin with the highest mark in his Master recital. Congratulations, dear Guy! On the program are classical songs and arias by Bach, Mozart and Schubert intertwined by beautiful English folk songs and guitar solos.

Sarai Cole. Photo: Jeremy Knowles

Sunday 1 August
One Hand, One Heart

1 August the wonderful American soprano Sarai Cole joins me in a program with American love songs and French chansons, accompanied by our equally wonderful American pianist Matt Long.

Mads Elung-jensen, Daniel Wendler, Matt Long, Rolando Guy. Photo: Jeremy Knowles

Sunday 29 August

29 August my Argentinian fellow singers, the tenor Rolando Guy and the baritone Daniel Wendler celebrate with Matt Long and me the 25th recital in our beautiful concert series. We shall perform South American romances and tangos for you. Whoever experienced my great colleagues last year in the chapel will know to look forward to the homeland repertoire of my dear colleagues!

Guy Woodcock. Photo: jeremy Knowles

Saturday 11 September
Guy Woodcock, Solo-Guitar

Saturday 11 September, at the Memorial Day, Guy Woodcock will give a solo guitar recital with classical works by Bach and fiery Spanish works.

Tal Balshai. Photo: Jeremy Knowles

Sunday 26 September

26 September, at the last concert in the Summer series, you will hear premieres of new cabaret songs by and with the Israelian pianist and composer Tal Balshai and me. Tal and I have created several concert programs and cabarets with the sparkling Berlin 20s repertoire. Now we shall give ourselves and you the pleasure of writing and composing to each other!

You can follow the single concerts on our Facebook-page, as well as on the website of the Evangelical Cemetery Association of Berlin City Centre

I hope to greet you again or for the first time.

A warm welcome!
Yours sincerely,

Mads Elung-Jensen