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Albert Schweitzer Grimmialp-Days | 16.-18.6.2023

Albert Schweitzer and the power of music

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  • Schwenden im Diemtigtal
  • For individual guests

Find peace and relaxation where Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965), «jungle doctor» and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, already spent his summer holidays from 1901 to 1909 (without 1907) and found inspiration. The motto of the 9th Grimmialp Days 2023 is «The Power of Music». You can expect a varied programme with a lecture, concert, excursion, small ideas workshop and a church service at the end. All those interested are very welcome!

The public knows Albert Schweitzer primarily for his ethics of «reverence for life» and his tropical hospital in Lambarene. Less well known is that he was also a named musicologist, concert organist and scholar of organ building. But first and foremost, music was an essential source of joy and strength for Schweitzer. Without this source of strength he would not have been able to achieve his great achievements. On the weekend at Grimmialp we will explore the role of music in Schweitzer's life in a variety of theoretical and practical ways. This is not only with a historical interest, but with the intention of making the power of music fruitful for us today.

Programme schedule
Friday, 16 June 2023
5.15 p.m. Welcome aperitif Hotel Kurhaus Grimmialp
6.30 p.m. Dinner Hotel Kurhaus Grimmialp
8 p.m. Spirituality and healing dimension of music (lecture by Simon Jenny, theologian and musician)

Saturday, 17 June 2023
8.30 am Breakfast Hotel Kurhaus Grimmialp
9.45 am Bus ride to Diemtigen
10.15 am Guided tour on the "Häuserweg" through the village of Diemtigen
12 pm Lunch at Restaurant Hirschen Diemtigen
2 pm Johann Sebastian Bach and his impact up to the present day (organ concert and anecdotes with Roland Finsterwalder in Diemtigen church)
3.30 pm Zvieri in Restaurant Hirschen Diemtigen (at own expense)
4.41 pm Departure by post bus back to Grimmialp
6.30 pm Dinner at Hotel Kurhaus Grimmialp
8 pm Future of the Albert Schweitzer-Werk (voluntary ideas workshop for the further development of the Albert Schweitzer-Werk and the Grimmialp Days)
9.30 pm End of the day

Sunday, 18 June 2023
8.30 am Breakfast Hotel Kurhaus Grimmialp
10 am Service in the Schwenden Chapel
11 am Concert by the Youth Music Erlenbach-Wimmis-Reutigen
12.15 pm Lunch Hotel Kurhaus Grimmialp
2 pm Closing of the Albert Schweitzer Days

Familie Pfister
Grimmialp 25
3757 Schwenden im Diemtigtal

Phone: 033 684 80 00
Website: www.kurhaus-grimmialp.ch

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