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Guided tours

Guided tours through the Historische Stadthalle are always a wonderful experience. Wander through all the rooms at you leisure, learn about the more than 100 hundred-year-old history of the magnificent building dating from the time of Emperor William II and discover corners that are usually hidden from visitors’ eye.

Special tours
We are pleased to offer individual guided tours through the building. These can, however, take place only as and when permitted by the plan of rehearsals and other events. Changes at short notice are therefore possible.

The special guided tour (duration aprox. 90 min), costs 100 euros plus VAT for groups of up to 20 people. Above that number, the charge is 5 euros plus VAT per person.

Special tours in English are also offered (price on request).

Your point of contact

Kyoung-Hi Roho
Reception / Secretariat
Tel. +49 202 2458910
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Weddings

Just say “I do”

The wedding of your dreams is due in part to a venue that matches your big day. Enjoy the celebration in the splendid atmosphere of our wonderful building. Let us thoroughly spoil you (and your 50 to 500 guests).

The wedding ceremony becomes an event in itself when it takes place in one of our magnificent rooms. In principle, your journey to seventh heaven can start any day (but Sunday) between 9 am and 3 pm by arrangement with the registry office.

First, coordinate your preferred date with our office: Ms. Lea Bast and Ms. Hannah Zimmermann, Tel. +49 202 24589-67 and -78 or by e-mail (bast(at)stadthalle.de and zimmermann(at)stadthalle.de). You are welcome to view our facilities. Please make an appointment to do so.

Then you should sort out the remaining details with the registry office (Standesamt): Tel. +49 202 563-6114 or 5164.

Most wedding ceremonies take place in our beautiful Majolika Saal West. We charge 380 Euros for making the room available for two hours in order to hold the ceremony.

But of course you can also get married in any of the other magnificent rooms. The picturesque traditional slate cottage in the garden of the Historische Stadthalle also offers a charming alternative for weddings in a very small intimate setting (max. 5 persons). We charge 150 Euros for an occupancy of two hours (incl. room hire and staff costs). We would be pleased to supply you with the details and conditions for all the other rooms.

If you wish, we will take care of your extra arrangements and organize a musical programme tailored to your personal wishes and requirements. We would also be pleased to take care of the appropriate floral decorations.

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  • Hochzeitsfeier im Rossini in der Historischen Stadthalle Wuppertal

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LET'S PARTY

What more ideal combination could there be than a wedding ceremony in the Historische Stadthalle followed by a fantastic reception with a dream menu prepared specially for you?

Culinaria, our in-house catering service, will put together a complete package comprising a selection of choice food and drinks, table settings and decoration and the hiring of the complete Rossini Restaurant – package from 89 Euros per person. Whether you would prefer to have a copious buffet with a wide variety of dishes or rather be served at your table, we will meet your every wish. Please note that hiring of the room is only included when an event takes place in the Rossini Restaurant.

With Culinaria you can enjoy a lifetime of wonderful parties starting with your wedding day all the way through to your silver wedding anniversary.

Carsten von Bauer would be pleased to offer you his expertise and creativity and to advise and inform you about all the possible (and seemingly impossible) ways of organizing receptions and parties.

Visit the Culinaria website with its wealth of detailed information on the subject of parties and dream weddings in the Historic Stadthalle. You can ask online questions about menus with no obligation whatsoever.

 

Your points of contact

Lea Bast
Junior Event Manager
Tel. +49 202 24589-67
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Hannah Zimmermann
Junior Event Manager
Tel. +49 202 24589-78
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CATERING REQUESTS

CONTACT

LAURA MACHINECK
Event consultant
Tel.  +49 202 870565-17
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MARTINA SCHLIEBS
Lead event consultant
Tel.  +49 202 870565-11
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REGISTRY OFFICE WUPPERTAL
Tel. +49 202 563-6114
or +49 202 563-5164

 

School leavers’ ball

Keep calm and dance at the School Leavers’ Ball

Celebrate your graduation from school in style with a School Leavers’ ball at the Historische Stadthalle. 

Step out onto the red carpet in glamorous evening wear to a frenzied storm of flashing cameras just like the stars: a glittering ball awaits you in the Großer Saal.

Enjoy the occasion with your family, friends and teachers in our unique, historic setting and just pop those champagne corks to celebrate passing your final school exams.

A good sparkling of course requires the matching culinary highlights (for up to 800 people) arranged by our in house Culinaria catering company, who will also provide you with a large variety of gala buffet ideas.

Good planning is everything. So get in touch with our team:

Nina Plath
Customer advice conferences / congresses
Tel. +49 202 24589-36
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You are very welcome to come and view our venue. Please just arrange a meeting to do so.

Assistance with your particular fringe programme is just as much part of our service as providing you with information on security and GEMA. We are here to help!

Wuppertaler Musiksommer

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Wuppertaler Musiksommer 2020

Coronavirus pandemic: Cancellation of the Wuppertaler Musiksommer 2020

This year’s Wuppertaler Musiksommer, which has been held every year since 2009 and been organised jointly by the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz and the Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal, is to be cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

International masterclasses and concerts should have taken place in the Günter-Wand-Haus and Historische Stadthalle from 9 to 22 August 2020. The measures required to protect the general public from the coronavirus however call into question the feasibility of holding the masterclasses and concerts. Furthermore, many international course participants will probably not be able to come to Wuppertal this summer due to travel restrictions. With a heavy heart, the organisers have therefore made the difficult decision to cancel the event this year. The “Jugendkulturpreis” will also not be awarded.

Participants who have already registered for the masterclasses will receive a full refund of their prepaid course fee. No further action is required on their part. In case of further questions, please contact Lea Steffen:
lea.steffen(at)hfmt-koeln.de
Tel. +49 221 28380-602
 

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International masterclasses 2020

Masterclass trumpet:
Cyrill Sandoz

For students and young people, who are considering a music degree.


REPERTOIRE
free choice of repertoire


Course contents

  • basic exercises, shaking down and breathing techniques in the group
  • individual lessons with works from baroque to modern trumpet music, orchestral parts and etudes
  • audition preparation / training foreplay

DURATION
daily between 10 am – 1 pm
and 3 pm – 6 pm


DURATION OF EACH SESSION
45 – 60 minutes (depending on the number of participants)


MAX. NUMBER OF ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS
8 – 10


CYRILL SANDOZ
Cyril Sandoz studied at the Music Academy in Basel with Klaus Schuhwerk and the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe with Reinhold Friedrich. Since 2007 he has been the principal trumpet in the Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra and since 2012 he is lecturer at the HfMT Cologne / Wuppertal. He is also a member of various chamber music ensembles.


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International masterclasses 2020

Masterclass flute:
Prof. Dirk Peppel

For students, advanced pupils and graduate flautists. There are three different content profiles for these distinct groups of participants:

  • The preparation of important pieces in the flute repertoire for both flute and piano or for flute solos as an addition to degree course work or as preparation for exams.
  • The preparation of important repertoire pieces for entrance exams in combination with providing appropriate advice on degree courses.
  • The preparation of important solo pieces that are part of the orchestral repertoire in preparation for auditions.
  • For all participants: daily group sessions on the tonal and technical fundamentals of flute playing.

DURATION
daily between 10 am – 1 pm
and 3 pm – 6 pm


DURATION OF EACH SESSION
45– 60 minutes (depending on the number of participants)


MAX. NUMBER OF ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS
8 – 10


PROF. DIRK PEPPEL
Dirk Peppel studied in Essen with Matthias Rütters. He attended master classes among others at M. Larrieux and J. P. Rampal. More than 25 years, he was principal flutist of the Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe. Since 2004 he is professor of flute and chamber music at the HfMT Cologne / Wuppertal. His focus is on contemporary music. He was guest lecturerat the Universidad de Ciencias y Artes, Mexico.


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International masterclasses 2020

Masterclass clarinet:
Michael Schmidt

For students and young people who aim to study music.


REPERTOIRE
free choice of repertoire


Course contents

  • Preparation of important pieces in the clarinet repertoire from different periods in individual and group lessons
  • Audition and exam preparation, performance coaching and basics

DURATION
daily between 10 am – 1 pm
and 3 pm – 6 pm


DURATION OF EACH SESSION
45 – 60 minutes (depending on the number of participants)


MAX. NUMBER OF ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS
8 – 10


MICHAEL SCHMIDT
Michael Schmidt started studying in Weimar and later on in Detmold with Prof. H. D. Klaus. Since 1994 he is the principal clarinet with the Staatsorchester Darmstadt and the "Festspielorchester Bayreuth". Frequently he is guest with the "Bayrische Staatsoper", the "hr-Sinfonieorchester und the "Deutsche Oper Berlin". Since 2003 he is teaching clarinet and methodology and didactics at the "Akademie für Tonkunst Darmstadt".


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International masterclasses 2020

Masterclass cello:
Prof. Susanne Müller-Hornbach

For students, graduates and young people, who are considering a music degree.


REPERTOIRE
free choice of repertoire (also music of the 20th century)


Course contents

  • differentiated to meet the individual style oriented design (tone colours, dynamics, phrasing, articulation, tempo, intonation ...)
  • technical aspects of playing, motion  sequences
  • exercise methods
  • analysis of musical content and their consequences for the interpretation

DURATION
daily between 10 am – 1 pm
and 3 pm – 6 pm


DURATION OF EACH SESSION
45 – 60 minutes (depending on the number of participants)


MAX. NUMBER OF ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS
8 – 10


Prof. Susanne Müller-Hornbach

Susanne Müller-Hornbach studied in Lübeck and Frankfurt. She is a professor of cello at the HfMT Cologne / Wuppertal and teaches celloat the HfMDK Frankfurt. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has performed at home and abroad with works of all periods. One focus is the music of the 20th century, but also the historical performance practice.


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International masterclasses 2020

Masterclass singing:
Annette Kleine

For students singing and advanced pupils who may aspire to study singing.


REPERTOIRE
There is free choice of repertoire from “Old” to contemporary music in “Lied”, chamber music, oratorio and opera. Course contents are technique, interpretation and presentation. The class is open for soloists but also for “Lied-Duo”.


Course contents
Corresponding to the level of training preparation for entrance exams, examinations, competitions and auditions. The motto connects the general desire to experiment, try different facets of vocal possibilities, for example, the repertoire of contemporary music: so to speak, “Limitless”!


DURATION
daily between 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
and 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.


DURATION OF EACH SESSION
45 – 60 minutes (depending on the number of participants)


MAX. NUMBER OF ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS
8 – 10


Annette Kleine

After many years of leadership of an artistic major subject class at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Nl, the mezzo-soprano is since 2014 a lecturer for singing at the campus Wuppertal of the HfMT Cologne. She studied at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold and Dusseldorf with Professor Theo Lindenbaum and Prof. Brigitte Dürrler. She is internationally active as a singer as well as a lecturer at master classesin South America, Japan and many European countries.


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International masterclasses 2020

Masterclass singing:
Matthias Minnich

For students, graduates and young people, who are considering a music degree.


REPERTOIRE
free choice of repertoire


Course contents

How can I use my instrument at the service of musical expression through economic singing? As part of the vocal course, participants from the fields of song, opera and oratorio can work on the interaction of vocal and breathing techniques and interpretation. The repertoire is free. In intensive lessons there is the possibility to respond individually to questions and needs of the students.


DURATION
daily between 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
and 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.


DURATION OF EACH SESSION
45 – 60 minutes (depending on the number of participants)


MAX. NUMBER OF ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS
8 – 10


Matthias Minnich

Baritone Matthias Minnich studied with Heiner Eckels at the Hochscbule für Musik Detmold. Further studies he had with Carol Richardson-Smith. He visited masterclasses with Thomas Hampson, Rudolf Piernay and Thomas Quasthoff. He is international working mostly as a concert singer, but even at the opera houses from Venice, Lausanne and Rouen. He is a lecturer at the Universities of Music Cologne an Hannover.


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