News (Archive: 2019)

Anglistenchor: Winter Term Concert

The winter term concert juxtaposes two masses, Frank Martin’s “messe pour double choeur” and William Byrd’s “Mass for four voices”. Although three centuries lie between them, they share significant commonalities: both were written as testimonies to their creators’ faith and were not intended for public performance. Byrd, as a Catholic in newly Protestant England, had to keep his confession quiet, composing his work only for small, private celebrations of the Mass. Martin, a devout Calvinist and son of a preacher, considered his mass as a matter strictly between himself and God, never even contemplating a public performance until 40 years after the work was finished. An organ piece by Dutch composer Hendrik Andriessen, “Sonata da chiesa”, played by Dorien Schouten, rounds out the evening’s program.
The concert takes place on Saturday, January 19th at 7:00 p.m. in the Peterskirche Heidelberg. Tickets are 12 EUR (7 EUR reduced), fees included, and are available from the RNZ office in Heidelberg (Neugasse) and Zigarren Grimm near Bismarckplatz as well as at the box office (from 6:15 pm).
There is another performance on Sunday, January 20th at 5 pm in the Bartholomäuskirche Tamm.


Schauspielgruppe winter production: The Father (by Florian Zeller)

The play tells the story of a father-daughter relationship, put under strain by the increasing dementia of the father. The story is told from the perspective of the father, André, and allows the audience to see the world through his perspective - with all the disjunctures, confusion and distress that dementia causes.
The production is co-directed by Dennis Massmann and Timothy Williams (previously 'Twelve Angry Men') and integrates this modern dramatic farce with elements of physical theatre to transport the audience into the mind of André.
While the play is mildly disturbing, it is an important cultural contribution and allows the audience to see the world through the eyes of someone suffering from dementia.

Dates: Jan 25-28 / 30-31 / Feb 1
Theater im Romanischen Keller

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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 2019 in a Bachelor, Master or Staatsexamen course of studies can apply. Applications have to be submitted between February 1 and March 14. For more detailed information (or help), see the notice board in the foyer (or contact your Studienberater).

Fulbright Summer Institute Grant for students with migration background

Students with migration background in their 2nd to 4th semester are encouraged to apply for a summer school (17 August to 16 September 2019) in San Antonio, Texas, offered on behalf of the Trinity University Fulbright Commission. The grants include travel costs, accommodation on the campus, health insurance and the costs of the programme. Applications have to be submitted by the 4th of March 2019. For further information, see the display cases in the foyer and the Fulbright pages (


Some Comic Relief Needed? Come and watch Alarms and Excursions by Michael Frayn

In case you need some comic relief after our last production of The Father, or while writing/marking term papers, the Schauspielgruppe offers an evening of very British humour. This collection of hilarious scenes illustrates that with or without electronic devices, communication may fail in many ways.

Dates: March 16/17/20/21/22/23
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Anglistenchor: Spring concert

Our spring program is dedicated to the “Power of Nature” with works by Barber, Britten, Elgar, Esenvalds, Schronen and others. In addition to concerts in Heidelberg, we will be performing at the Heilbronn Choral Festival at the end of May.


  • April 27, 7:00 p.m. in the Christuskirche Heidelberg (Weststadt)
  • April 28, 7 p.m. in the Alte Aula of the University of Heidelberg

Konferenz 2019

Second Heidelberg Graduate Student Conference in English Studies, June 7 and 8, 2019

The programme of the Second Heidelberg Graduate Student Conference is now available online. This two-day conference, organized by the students of English Studies MA program, takes place on June 7 and 8, 2019 at the English Department of Heidelberg University. The keynote addresses will be delivered by Annika Gonnermann (Mannheim University) and Caitlin Smith (University of Notre Dame). All members of the seminar and the public are cordially invited to attend the conference. For all questions and inquiries please contact Sebastian Straßburg.

Anglistenchor concert: Power of Nature

The Anglistenchor concert tour of Saxony, featuring the "Nature" program that was very successful at the Schwäbischer Chorverband competition this spring, begins in Heidelberg with a concert on September 29 at 5:00 pm at the Augustinum in Emmertsgrund. Admission is free.

Anglistenchor Concert: "The Dream of Gerontius"

Dream of Gerontius

The Anglistenchor will perform Edward Elgar's "The Dream of Gerontius" along with the Studentenkantorei Heidelberg and Friedrich-Spee-Chor Trier on Nov. 23rd in Trier and Nov. 24th in Heidelberg (Heiliggeistkirche, 7:00 p.m.).

Anglistenchor Concert: Christmas Carols

Christmas Carols

This year's Christmas concert will be in the Peterskirche on December 19 at 7 pm. Advance tickets are available at the RNZ and Zigarren Grimm in Heidelberg.

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