It was a perfect setting for the charity concert of the women's choir "Cantabile" in favor of the victims of the flooding in the Fischbachtal. Far more than one hundred visitors came to Schloss Oberstein to listen to the well known choir.
And they were not disappointed. Relaxed and humorous as always, the twenty women presented a mixed program of well-known choral classics, followed by modern singing interpretations up to a rousing solo performance with a song by Ina Müller under the direction of Bettina Wegmann.
The audience was enthusiastic in the end and dismissed the choir only after several encores under stormy applause. And the successful concert was effective. Thanks to the generosity of the visitors present, 1400 euros could be raised in donations, which should be paid in a few days to private individuals. The Chairman of the Bugenvereins, Ralph Effgen, drew a very positive balance of the event and was very pleased with the donation by the visitors.
April 29, 2018 was a wonderful sunny day, even though it had looked different in the morning. The BVSO had invited for the "Forest Spring 2018" on the castle and many, many people accepted this invitation.
The topic of forest and nature manifested itself in lectures on near-natural gardens, the rolling forest school and the presence of the birds of prey of the Wildparks Potzberg falconry. Many adults with their children were very fond of the owls, which could also be kept on the forearm.
Many high-quality products from local production were offered at many stands, ranging from homemade jams to woodwork. As always, the food was well taken care of. The BVSO offered food and drinks at four booths. In addition, the specialty Flamed Salmon was offered by a local provider, a delight that was praised by many guests. In addition, various fine wines of the local wine trade WINElight could be bought on the terrace .
Also the musical program was convincing. The Parforce Jagdhorngruppe Hubertus from Weierbach was able to attract the visitors with their performances. And the Bachwagge, as always, in a good mood, maintained a loyal fan base with their concert.
On the evening of the day on which our beautiful castle Oberstein was able to show its best side, Ralph Effgen, chairman of the BVSO, drew a thoroughly positive balance with the management board.
The special thanks of the BVSO applies as usual to all volunteer helpers who made the great experience of the forest spring possible with their commitment.
The following events are planned - as of now - for 2018:
June 8, 2018 - Band Soultouch
June 17, 2018 - Choir Cantabile
August 19, 2018 (Alternative is August 26) - Jazz Matinee with Henry Schmitt
Dezember 1 & 2, 2018 - Romantic Christmas Market
We are looking forward to seeing you there!