It was not only the first time that we visited Magdeburg, but it was also the very first time we presented the Grand Chinese New Year Concert in a church!
The Johanniskirche is a beautiful church in the city center of Magdeburg, a city with a population of about 230.000. In the late afternoon the orchestra arrived at the Johanniskirche, a very special venue with a beautiful decoration. We were all very touched by the atmosphere, as the whole church was filled in red light that suited so well to welcome the Chinese New Year. It was a very special Welcome for the Chinese Musicians, who all enjoyed the concert very much and we would be happy to visit again in 2017.
After the concert, the orchestra together with our local partners, the moderator, bus drivers and all other people involved in our tour celebrated together in a Chinese restaurant to welcome the Chinese New Year. Today was the first day in the Year of the Monkey!