who enter our Dome are embraced by a luminous width. The huge
neither overwhelms – nor oppresses the visitor, but invites him into the vastness of space – with the intention of opening himself.
Silence is called for so that the space can display its true effect. The interior of the dome is neither overloaded nor overly withdrawn – rather modest in the clear geometry of its structures.
So the visitor can open himself to a silence that allows him to rest. He is able to tune his ears to the to the space within himself - listening with the ears of his heart.
At this point, the concerts of the dome come in with the language of music.
What this language of music will have as a message for the listeners, is revealed to us by the artistic director of concerts, Professor Bernhard Marx with his compiling of the program.
As the pastor in St. Blasien, I wish the concerts to become the experience of a hearing heart.
George Kappeler SJ