Visit by the Youth Choir of Brunswick Cathedral

By on Jul 3, 2024

At the end of June we were delighted to host some 80 members of the Youth Choir of Brunswick Cathedral.  The choir was on a tour of southern England, culminating in a concert in Coventry Cathedral, but while they were in Bath we were able to offer them our traditional hospitality, including a civic reception with the Mayor of Bath, Cllr Michelle O’ Doherty, who led a lively question and answer session with the choir members. On the Saturday evening the choir took part in a bilingual Evensong at Bath Abbey, together with the Abbey Girls and the Lay Clerks.  This was followed by a recital of works on the theme of “Light”, at the end of which the choir left the Abbey by the great west door and gave an impromptu performance to members of the public in Abbey Churchyard.  Those present agreed this was a wonderful occasion. The photo shows the choir in Brunswick Cathedral, standing in front of the famous 12th century...

Visit From Brunswick

By on May 6, 2024

Observant members of the public may have wondered why the German flag was flying in Bath recently.  It marked the official visit of Dr Thorsten Kornblum, the Lord Mayor of Brunswick.  This was the first such visit for over ten years, and Dr Kornblum was hosted by the Mayor of Bath, Cllr Dine Romero, in celebration of over fifty years of official twinning links between our two cities, links which have seen many generations of Bath residents visit their Brunswick friends. Dr Kornblum was accompanied by some of Brunswick’s councillors, the president of the Technical University, and by representatives of the Chamber of Crafts, and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, with the aim of fostering academic and commercial links between our two cities.  The photos show our guests and members of the public at a Civic Reception in the Guildhall, and our guests visiting Bath Spa University. Dr Kornblum and Professor Ittel, President of the Technische Universität, also had the opportunity to meet members of the public at an event hosted by Bath German Society at BRLSI. We all look forward to our next visitors from Brunswick in June, when the Cathedral Youth Choir will perform in Bath...

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Reception Attended by the Mayor of Bath

By on Feb 1, 2024

In January, members and friends enjoyed a reception attended by the Mayor of Bath.  It was an opportunity to thank everyone for their involvement with twinning in the past year and to discuss plans for the coming year.  These currently include proposals for about seven different groups from Brunswick and (beyond) to visit Bath.  It’s going to be another busy year! Normal activities continue with our regular monthly committee meeting on 8th February, followed by our online Book Club with members of the Brunswick DEG.  New participants are always welcome and can get in touch under “Contact us”.

DEG Newsletter For January

By on Jan 10, 2024