Chamber concert series "Music in the Old Rectory

The popular chamber concert series has long since made a good name for itself far beyond Beckum. In the 2023/2024 season, the series will again offer top-class concerts with renowned ensembles and soloists, selected by Herbert Pälmke.

Venue and times:

Altes Pfarrhaus Vellern, An der Kirche 4, 59269 Beckum
The event room can be reached at ground level via a side entrance.
Parking: Dorfstraße car park.

Exception: The 400th chamber concert will take place on 7 April 2024 at 17:00 on Lippweg.

Start of the event:
All chamber concerts (with the exception of the 400th chamber concert on 7 April) begin at 20:00
Box office/admission: 19:30

Programme overview 2023/2024

Download the full programme of events 2023/24
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  • Tickets

    Season subscription:
    8 concert evenings - with free choice of seats - at the reduced advance booking price of 147.00 euros.

    You can purchase a subscription in person at the citizens' offices of the city of Beckum, by telephone on 02521 29-3301 or by e-mail at:

    • Beckum Town Hall
      Wheelchair-accessible, stop: Beckum, Town Hall
    • Neubeckum Town Hall
      I. Obergeschoss
      Accessible via stairs or narrow lift.
      Haltestelle: Neubeckum, market

    Single tickets:
    A concert ticket costs 23.00 euros. Order your ticket (except subscriptions) to the desired event conveniently online at: (plus service fee).

    You can reach the cultural ticket office by telephone: 02521 29-3350.

  • Press

    Exquisite programme delights guests

    "Salzburger Hofmusik"
    in the old vicarage


    Applause for Flautando from Cologne

    "Just for decoration"?

  • The next dates

    Thursday, 25 April 2024

    Pure Beethoven - Sonatas and Piano Pieces

    Matthias Kirschnereit, piano

    Matthias Kirschnereit is one of the most outstanding pianists in Germany. He now also passes on his talent as a professor at the Rostock University of Music and Theatre. Born in Detmold, the Echo Classic prizewinner particularly enjoys exploring new musical territory.

    "I am looking for the human message," says Matthias Kirschnereit. "The composers have encoded so much: pain, longing, jubilation, triviality and despair. My admiration grows the more familiar they become to me. I live, feel and suffer with them."

    In this way, he creates a rollercoaster of emotions at the piano with "pure Beethoven" not only in the Moonlight Sonata, but also in the Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, op. 31 No. 2, which is also known as "The Tempest".

    Thursday, 30 May 2024

    Reinhold Quartet

    Dietrich Reinhold, 1st violin
    Tobias Haupt, 2nd violin
    Norbert Tunze, viola
    Dorothée Erbiner, violoncello

    For years, the Reinhold Quartet, consisting of musicians from the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, has been a regular guest in Vellern. The quartet was founded in 1996 with the desire to make music together and to follow their own musical paths.

    To mark the 200th anniversary of Carl Reinecke's birth, the Reinhold Quartett takes an in-depth look at the 10th Gewandhauskapellmeister (1860-1895), whose achievements include the training of numerous world-class composers and the premiere of many works by composers such as Brahms and Grieg at the Leipzig Gewandhaus. The programme includes string quartets by Carl Reinecke and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy.


Energieversorgung Beckum is once again supporting the "Beckumer Spitzen" and "Musik im Alten Pfarrhaus" series as a sponsor. Many thanks also to the Förderkreis Musik im Alten Pfarrhaus Vellern e. V.

Artistic director of the chamber music series: Herbert Pälmke

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