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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 2021

This is the 12th time, the Wuppertal campus of the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln and the Historische Stadthalle are jointly organising the Wuppertaler Musiksommer which includes international music masterclasses and the Jugendkulturpreis, an award for cultural projects by young people.

International masterclasses

International masterclasses
(22 – 29 August 2021)

Registration deadline: 16 July 2021

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FLUTE | Prof. Dirk Peppel
CLARINET | Michael Schmidt
OBOE | Manuel Bilz
TRUMPET | Cyrill Sandoz
CELLO | Prof. Gabriel Schwabe
PIANO | Prof. Dr. Florence Millet
SINGING | Dorothea Brandt
CHAMBER MUSIC | Kerstin Dill
PERCUSSION | Prof. Lukas Böhm

Piano – rehearsal accompaniment:
Tanja Tismar, Eri Uchino, Yuka Schneider, Fan Yang

Artistic direction and coordination:
Prof. Dr. Lutz-Werner Hesse


General Information

CONTACT PERSON / ORGANISATION
Lea Steffen
Tel. +49 221 28380602
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VENUE FOR THE MASTERCLASSES
Wuppertal campus of the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln
Günter Wand Haus
Sedanstraße 15
42275 Wuppertal

CONCERT VENUE
Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal
Johannisberg 40
42103 Wuppertal


ORGANISER
Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal GmbH in cooperation with the Wuppertal campus of the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln

Concerts

Free entry for all concerts


International Masterclasses 2021

Professor’s opening concert
Sun. 22 August 2021 | 6 pm | Großer Saal

Final concert of masterclass participant
Sun. 29 August 2021 | 11 am | Großer Saal


JUGENDKULTURPREIS 2021

Preliminary auditions
Fr. 7 May 2021 | 2 pm | concert hall of the Musikhochschule, Sedanstr. 15

Winners’ Concert
Sun. 29 August 2021 | 3 pm | Mendelssohn Saal


Participation conditions for download

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International masterclasses 2021

Masterclass percussion:
Prof. Lukas Böhm

For students, graduates and advanced school pupils, who want to study music.


COURSE CONTENTS

  • development of individual solo literature for classical percussion in individual and group lessons

  • development of chamber music work

  • audition training and competition preparation

  • basic work, technical aspects and practice methods


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. LUKAS BÖHM
Lukas Böhm studied at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin and with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. He teaches as a professor at the universities in Cologne/Wuppertal and Dresden and is deeply committed to promoting highly talented young musicians. He regularly gives concerts in Germany and abroad and is a guest in various orchestras. www.lukasboehm.com


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Masterclass cello:
Gabriel Schwabe

For students, graduates and advanced school pupils, who want to study music.


COURSE CONTENTS

  • working on works of the cello literature with a focus on the important works of the concert, sonata and solo repertoire

  • work on technical basics for advanced students (exercises for the right and left hand, sound production)

  • work on artistic concepts and their convincing implementation and presentation


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


GABRIEL SCHWABE
Gabriel Schwabe is the winner of the Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann in Berlin, the Concours Rostropovich in Paris and the Pierre Fournier Award in London. He has worked as a soloist with orchestras such as the London Philharmonia, NDR Radiophilharmonie and the RSB Berlin under conductors such as Marek Janowski, Michael Sanderling and Dennis Russell Davies. He also teaches at the Maastricht Conservatory and plays an instrument by Giuseppe Guarneri (Cremona, 1695). www.gabrielschwabe.com


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Masterclass singing:
Kerstin Dill

For students, graduates and advanced school pupils, who want to study music.


COURSE CONTENTS

  • Lessons for interested newly formed or experienced ensembles with regard to successful ensemble playing and harmonious interpretation.
  • Joint work on listening to each other and on communication within the group.
  • For formations in any instrumentation with free choice of repertoire.
  • Open lessons with the aim of a successful final audition.

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


KERSTIN DILL
Kerstin Dill studied with Ida Bieler, the Alban Berg Quartet, the Artemis Quartet and with Günter Pichler. She received awards at the German Music Competition, Premio Paolo Borciani and London International String Quartet Competition, among others.
From 2002 to 2015 she was Primaria of the Signum Quartet. Her discography includes works by Schubert, Bartok, Debussy but also by Thuille, Rihm and Orff. Chamber music partners include J. and C. Widmann, L. Fleisher, N. Mönkemeyer, N. Altstaedt, I. Levit and K. Armstrong.


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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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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. www.dirkpeppel.com


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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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Masterclass singing:
Dorothea Brandt

For students and young people who aim to study music.


REPERTOIRE
free choice of repertoire from song, opera, oratorio of all epochs


Course contents

  • Joint bodywork
  • Development of the repertoire brought along in individual lessons with special attention to the participation of the body. What does my body have to accomplish in order to be able to meet certain technical requirements and at the same time to serve e.g. expression, interpretation, stage presence?

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


DOROTHEA BRANDT
Dorothea Brandt studied at the Hochschule für Musik Saar with Professor Yaron Windmüller. After many years of permanent engagement at the Wuppertaler Bühnen, she is now employed as a freelance singer at the Elberfelder Mädchenkurrende and Singpause Düsseldorf, among others. www.dorotheabrandt.de


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Masterclass piano:
Prof. Dr. Florence Millet

For students, graduates and young people who aim to study music or are preparing concerts.


REPERTOIRE
Works from three different eras


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. DR. FLORENCE MILLET
Studies Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, Master and Doctor in Musical Arts from the State University of New York with Gilbert Kalish. Intensive study of contemporary music, working with prominent composers (Boulez). Member of Ensemble Intercontemporain and Lions Gate Trio. www.florencemillet.com


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Masterclass oboe:
Manuel Bilz

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

  • The preparation of important pieces in the oboe repertoire for both oboe and piano or for oboe 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 (depending on instrumental level) daily group sessions on the tonal and technical fundamentals of oboe 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


MANUEL BILZ
Studies with Günther Passin. Member of the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO). From 1999-2001 oboist National Theater in Mannheim. Since 2001 solo oboist Symphony Orchestra of WDR. Member “Matsumoto Festival Orchestra” founded by Seiji Ozawa in Japan.


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