News (Archive: 2016)
Salome & The Railrodder - Stummfilm und Livemusik

Stummfilm & Livemusik am 27.01.

Am Freitag, den 27. Januar um 20 Uhr begleitet der Anglistenchor Heidelberg im Rahmen des 16. Internationalen Festivals Stummfilm & Livemusik am dai Heidelberg mit einem Instrumentalensemble den Stummfilm "Salomé" von Charles Bryant, USA 1923, 73 Min.

Die Filmmusik wurde von unserem Dirigenten Jan Wilke komponiert, der die Aufführung auch leiten wird. Karten sind über das dai bzw. reservix erhältlich.

Anglistisches Seminar

Admission exam: February, 17th

The admission exam (polyvalent Bachelor) for English Studies (Anglistik) for the summer term of 2017 will take place on February, 17th. (The exact time slots will be announced by the university administration). Location: Heuscheuer, Große Mantelgasse 2, 69117 Heidelberg.

Anglistenchor concert commemorating the 332nd birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach

Every year, Heidelberg celebrates Johann Sebastian Bach's birthday on March 21 with a series of concerts and church services honoring the great composer. This year, the Anglistenchor is departing from its usual repertoire to participate in this traditional event, performing a concert of motets scored for double chorus by Bach and other German composers – all in German:

  • Johann Sebastian Bach “Fürchte dich nicht”, “Komm, Jesu, komm”, “Ich lasse dich nicht” Präludien in b-a-c-h-Moll
  • Johann Christoph Bach “Fürchte dich nicht”, “Herr, nun lässest du deinen Diener”
  • F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy ”Die deutsche Liturgie”
  • J. Brahms “Drei Motetten op. 110”
Director Jan Wilke will lead the ensemble, accompanied by organist Clara Hahn and Baroque cellist Thomas Dombrowski, in what is sure to be the crowning event of the day-long celebration in the Heiliggeistkirche.
Anglistenchor concert: “Fürchte Dich Nicht”. March 21, 8:00 p.m. Heiliggeistkirche Heidelberg.
Tickets (15/13/10 Euro) are available at the usual ticket agents as well as at Reservations can also be made by e-mail:

The Philadelphia Story by Philip Barry

So much for historical Philadelphia, so much for Industrial. Now, Gentle Reader, consider an entire section of American Society as Tracy Lord prepares to tie the knot again, shortly after her scandalous divorce from America’s most eligible bachelor, C.K.Dexter Haven. With reporters investigating every corner and old secrets preparing to gatecrash the festivities, it’s bound to be an evening to remember… So put on your sharpest suit and join us for the social event of the year!

Reserve tickets under:
Performance dates: 28./29.04 and 01/02/04/05/06.05
Starts at 7:30pm, doors open at 7:15pm
Regular 8 Euro/ Concession 6 Euro

Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring

Dramatic critic Mortimer Brewster has it all: a well-paying job, a beautiful girlfriend, a brother who believes he's Theodore Roosevelt, and two lovable aunts, the kindest women in all of Brooklyn. If only it weren't for one fateful night that not only reveals their passion for poisonous elderberry wine, but also another brother who has the face of a serial killer (and might just be one)... Can Mortimer find a way to get everything back to normal - and retain his own sanity in the process?

Reserve tickets under:
Performance Dates: June 2/3/4/6/7/9/10
Starts at 8 pm, doors open at 7:45 pm
Regular 8 Euro/Concession 6 Euro

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Year abroad September 2017 – June 2018: Assistantship at Oakham School

Every year for the past 17 years, a student from this department has worked as an assistant teacher in the German Department of Oakham School, Rutland, UK. Oakham is a private school with an outstanding reputation, and it offers excellent working and living conditions. The German assistant teaches German conversation to small groups of students and helps out with German-themed events.
Assistants receive free board and lodging plus £879 a month.
This assistantship is modelled on PAD assistantships and is therefore eligible to count as part of a praxissemester (ask for further details at interview).
Students waiting to hear from the PAD are encouraged to apply, and Lehramt students who have completed at least three semesters are at an advantage, but applications are welcomed from all English Dept. students who feel they could be an excellent German assistant at Oakham.
Applications to be sent via email attachment only (Word or pdf files) to by 6pm Friday, 12th May.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview on Wednesday, 17th May.
Please include an English and a German CV with current photo; an English and a German statement of motivation; a list of courses attended and grades obtained in both your subjects; and the name of a teacher willing to provide an informal reference.

Anglistenchor: Upcoming Concerts

On June 28 at at 9 pm in the Christuskirche, Heidelberg, the Anglistenchor will perform a concert entitled “Great is the Lord” together with Wadham College Chapel Choir from Oxford University.

Then on July 14 and 15, the Anglistenchor joins the Exarchos Ensemble for a concert of contemporary music, "Dark Night - Luminous Night", with pieces by Whitacre, Lauridsen, Gjeilo and the premiere of a work by Schronen. On July 14 in the Haus der Johannisgemeinde, Lutherstr. 67 (Heidelberg-Neuenheim), and on July 15 in Johanniskirche Mannheim-Lindenhof, Rheinaustr. 19.

Garden Party

Dear students and teachers,

you are most cordially invited to this year's end-of-term Garden Party on July 28 at 5 p.m.

We're going to have a buffet with delicious food, a barbecue, and cold beverages. Any additional salads or desserts as contributions to the buffet will be greatly appreciated! As always, we're going to give out honors for all graduates and the Excellence in Teaching award. There will also be outdoor games.

We're looking forward to a beautiful, sunny evening with you.

Your Fachschaft Anglistik

Entrance Examination Winter 2017

The admission exam (BA & state examination candidates) for English Studies (Anglistik) for the winter term of 2017 will take place on August, 4th. Location: Heuscheuer, Große Mantelgasse 2, 69117 Heidelberg.

A Reading

As part of the third Literaturherbst, organised by the town of Heidelberg, members of the Creative Writing Group of our department have been invited to read from their recently published collection of short stories and poems "A Tale of Four Cities" a collection from four UNESCO Cities of Literature.

The reading will take place at 4p.m. on Saturday 23rd September in the library of the DAI. It will last about an hour and is free of charge. All welcome.

“Apologeten des Wachstums"

The Anglistenchor will be performing live at the opening of Industrietempel’s latest art installation, “Apologeten des Wachstums” (Apologists for Growth) in the waste-to-energy plant in Ludwigshafen on Saturday, September 30 at 2:30, 3:30 and 4:40 p.m. The exhibit includes a special tour of the plant with video installations. Müllheizkraftwerk Ludwigshafen, BGM, Grünzweig-Str. 87, Ludwigshafen. Registration: Tel. 0621/444736 or

BLACK COMEDY by Peter Shaffer

The Schauspielgruppe des Anglistischen Seminars e.V. presents
BLACK COMEDY by Peter Shaffer

Brindsley, a young sculptor, is finally about to make some money with his art, when suddenly electricity fails and all goes black. But with the arrival of a monster father, a hysterical neighbour, and a mischievous mistress, the darkness turns out to have its bright sides as well.

7, 8, 11, 12, 13, and 14 October, 2017

Theater im Romanischen Keller, Seminarstraße 3, Heidelberg
Start: 8 pm
Tickets: 7 Euro
Performed in English. Directed by Annemieke Drummen.

Reserve your tickets now via or

Freshers' Day

All new BA students are invited (and strongly urged) to attend our day-long orientation programme on Wednesday, 11th October, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The programme is designed to help new students get their academic career in English Studies off to a good start. In small group sessions led by advanced students, new students will be advised on questions how to put together a manageable schedule, how to register online, or how to use the library. In the afternoon lecturers and staff will present our programme of study, advising system, opportunities to study abroad, and services available in the department.

The day concludes with a pizza party hosted by the Fachschaft.

Hot Off the Press

Hot Off the Press

What's new in the cultural life of the United States? In this class, we are sampling new books, films, tv-series, and music etc. to find out what is stirring American minds and hearts. Each week, we will focus on a new item. In order to keep the workload manageable, we read the works in excerpts – one or two students familiar with the entire work will lead us through our discussions. You can find this semester’s schedule on our homepage

In our second regular session on November 8, 4.15 pm in room 333, we will discuss Gabriel Tallent's My Absolute Darling. Please join us if your are interested.

Hot Off the Press

Songs of Farewell

The Anglistenchor's fall programme features "Songs of Farewell" by Parry, Tomkins, Buchholz and our own Jan Wilke. On Nov. 4th at 6 pm we will perform at the Diakoniekirche Luther in Mannheim and on Nov. 5th at 5 pm at the Augustinum in Heidelberg.

The final concert will take place on Thursday (!) Nov. 16th at 8:30 pm in the Peterskirche Heidelberg. Tickets for the Peterskirche concert are now available from Zigarren Grimm and the Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung Heidelberg. Tickets for our Christmas concert in the Peterskirche on Dec. 17th at 8:30 pm are also available there.

Chor gewinnt Preis

3rd Prize at Baden-Württemberg Choir Competition!

At the Baden-Württemberg choir competition last weekend, the Anglistenchor won third prize!

The choir, directed by Jan Wilke, received 22 out of 25 possible points for its “very successful” performance.

Theater Group

The Project—a new play by Jeff Silence

The Schauspielgruppe des Anglistischen Seminars presents:
The Project—a new play by Jeff Silence

We all know life sucks; so why sit through a story telling us something we already know?
The plot? What plot? You mean this collection of non-starters, accidents, and unintended occasional burst of happiness? Sure, I guess. Kind of uninteresting, don’t you think?
A comedy about moving forward in life… or at least trying to write about it.

Dates: 1-2, 4-5, 7-9 December Ticket reservations:

Weihnachtskonzert des Chors

Christmas Concert

This year's Christmas carols concert features Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols with Johanna Keune on the harp. The concert starts at 7 pm on Dec. 17th in the Peterskirche in Heidelberg.

Tickets are available from Zigarren Grimm and the Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung (12/7 EUR). Doors and box office open at 6:15 pm.

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