News (Archive: 2018)

Choir performs at festival "Stummfilm und Livemusik"

This year's festival "Stummfilm und Livemusik" at the dai features one of the silent movie classics, Metropolis (1927) by Fritz Lang. The Anglistenchor will accompany the movie with a composition by Jan Wilke on Friday, January 27th at 8 pm. Tickets are available online as well as at the box office.

Completion Grant for International Students

The International Relations Office has limited funds available for international students who need financial support at the end of their studies. Grants are awarded to international students based on social criteria, previous academic performance and previous financing of studies. The grants are awarded once per semester by a commission. They amount to a monthly payment of approximately €300 - €400 and are generally given for the lecture period of the current semester. Students who are registered or are planning to register for final examinations in the summer semester 2018 in a Bachelor, Master or Staatsexamen course of studies can apply. Applications have to be submitted between February 1 and March 15. For more detailed information (or help), see the notice board in the foyer (or contact your Studienberater).


Anglistenchor: Birthday concert for J. S. Bach

Every year on March 21, Heidelberg celebrates the anniversary of J. S. Bach’s birth with a day of music in the Heiliggeistkirche. The Anglistenchor, directed by Jan Wilke, will be performing this year’s evening concert, “Der Geist hilft unsrer Schwachheit auf”, starting at 8:15 p.m. The choir’s program includes works by Brahms, Schütz and (of course) Bach, accompanied by Christoph Andreas Schäfer on the organ. Advance tickets are available at and The box office opens at 7:45 p.m.

The Anglistenchor at "Heidelberg singt"

On the 9th of April, the Anglistenchor will be one of more than 50 local ensembles participating in the festival „Heidelberg singt!“, which organizes singing in unusual venues all over the city. We will be performing English Madrigals in the old chapel on the market square in Neuenheim (at the corner of the Luterhstr. And the Ladenburgerstr.) More information is available at

Weihnachtskonzert des Chors

Call for Papers: First Heidelberg Graduate Students Conference in English Studies, May 29/30

Please submit your paper proposals by April 20April 29, 2018.
Descriptions of the individual panels can be found here. Notifications of the result of the selection process will be sent out by the panel organizers.

Angry Men

The Schauspielgruppe presents: Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose

A young man is accused of having killed his father, the evidence points in this direction, the witness corroborates the story against him. His fate rests in the hand of a jury - twelve men and women to decide if he should be executed. Eleven jurors are certain he is the murderer, but for one some questions remain open. This Anglistische Seminar performance approaches a modern classic from a fresh perspective, drawing the audience into the moral conundrum.
Performances in the 'Theater im Romanischen Keller':

  • 28.4 at 7.30pm
  • 29.4 at 7.30pm
  • 1.5 at 7.30pm
  • 2.5 at 7.30pm
  • 3.5 at 7.30pm
  • 4.5 at 7.30pm
  • 5.5 at 7.30pm
8€ (6€ students)


Anglistenchor concert

"Like as the Hart Desireth the Waterbrooks"
Wed May 5th, 9 pm, Christuskirche Heidelberg

On May 30 the choir is performing in the concert series “In Dialogue” in Heidelberg’s Christuskirche. Accompanied by Christoph Bornheimer on the Walcker Organ (1903) and the Krämer Organ (1790), the choir will sing:

  • Herbert Howells: Like as the Hart Desireth the Waterbrooks
  • Hugo Distler: Wie der Hirsch schreit
  • Heinrich Schütz: Deutsches Magnificat SWV 426
  • along with works by Albert Becker, George Dyson, Benjamin Britten, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Edward Elgar & Gabriel Möhlich.
Admission is free but donations to the Friends of the Walcker Organ (Freunde der Walcker-Orgel e. V) are welcome.

Graduate Conference

First Heidelberg Graduate Students Conference in English Studies, May 29/30

The English Department is pleased to announce the First Heidelberg Graduate Student Conference in English Studies.
A detailed programme is now available here. Students, faculty, and everyone else is welcome to attend and participate in the discussions.
Concept and Organisation: MA Students of the English Studies Programme.


Year abroad September 2018 – June 2019: Assistantship at Oakham School: new deadline

Every year for the past 18 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 assistant teaches German conversation to small groups and helps out with German-themed events. Assistants receive free board & lodging plus £905 a month for 12 hours of teaching a week and have access to the school’s enviable facilities, including a swimming pool.

Applications are welcomed via email attachment only (Word or PDF files) to by 11am Monday 11th June. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview on 13th June.

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.


'Hot & Short' - Staged Readings

'Hot & Short' - Staged Readings of 11 short plays written by students of the Anglistisches Seminar in the writing-for-the-stage class.

Dates: June 13th & 14th at 8 pm
Theater im Romanischen Keller
Entrance free

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