Café George

3:00 pm | May 22nd, 2022 | ca. 80 min
Bremers Weinkellerei am Wall

After yesterday's music marathon, you can safely stay longer on the last day of the festival! At 3 p.m., however, it's worth going to Bremer's Weinkellerei am Wall - especially if the memory of Cembaless is still vivid or should remain so. The ensemble will be back at Café George today - only without poetry slammer Florian Wintels. And without a harpsichord, of course.

Café George is a one-stop shop: piece by piece, Jochen Schäfsmeier guides the listener through the concert while coffee and cake are served. A congenial setting, entirely in the style of Leipzig’s Café Zimmermann. From 1723 until the death of its namesake Gottfried Zimmermann in 1741, performances of the Collegium Musicum, which Georg Philipp Telemann founded at the beginning of the 18th century, were held there. None other than Johann Sebastian Bach led this ensemble between 1729 and 1739 and performed many of his secular cantatas and instrumental pieces in Zimmermann’s Caffe-Hauß. Café George also boasts a number of noteworthy names and is worth a visit for sure. Check it out!


Elisabeth von Stritzky

David Hanke

Annabell Opelt

Shen-Ju Chang
Viola da Gamba

Stefan Koim

Robbert Vermeulen

Syavash Rastani
Persische Perkussionsinstrumente

Hygiene rules

Please understand that New Horizons, the Göttingen Int. Handel Festival 2022, will be held in accordance with the 3G rule – vaccinated, recovered or tested on the day! Masks (minimum protection level FFP2 or equivalent) must be worn until you take your seat. We also strongly recommend to keep the masks on during the entire event.