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Already founded in 2007pastor dr. Gerhard Schnitzspahn the DOOR project. The acronym D.O.O.R. for DEEP ORGAN ON ROCK. For those who know the rock music scene, the proximity to the epoch-making album "DEEP PURPLE IN ROCK" by the group DEEP PURPLE is obvious. In the meantime, the D.O.O.R. project has succeeded in opening a door between old and new music and its instruments. The project is thus breaking new ground
in the field of church music. The project found a congenial addition four years later, when the rocking pastor gave the 

concert organistsBernhardt Brand-Hofmeister met and him for the position of church musician in hisCommunity win
could. Together with the founding member and drummerThomas Churthe three musicians developed the concept and profile of the project, which has now grown to nine permanent members and additional guest musicians.


Next events


Wanfried - 11.5.2024 - 19 Uhr

Klassiker der Rockmusik im Kirchenraum


Trebur - 1.6.2024 - 19 Uhr

Klassiker der Rockmusik im Kirchenraum


Gundernhausen - 15.6.2024 - 19 Uhr



Nauheim - 12.10.2024 - 19 Uhr

Klassiker der Rockmusik im Kirchenraum


Witzenhausen - 12.5.2024 - 18 Uhr

Klassiker der Rockmusik im Kirchenraum


Butzbach - 2.6.2024 - 19 Uhr

Klassiker der Rockmusik im Kirchenraum


Wiesbaden - 6.9.2024 - 20 Uhr

Nacht der Kirchen - Konzert in der Kreuzkirche

When bass riffs merge with organ chords, it's time for "DEEP ORGAN ON ROCK" again in the Johanneskirche in Darmstadt. That's the name of the music project in which a rock band and the church organ perform well-known rock and pop classics together. With this impressive musical crossover, the D.O.O.R. project has been delighting lovers of organ and rock music with its sacred sonority for years. Full churches and satisfied event organizers are the result.

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See you soon, I hear you....




The  D.O.O.R. project has been on the road with different casts since 2007. Starting from the home church of the founder, Pastor Gerhard Schnitzspahn, it made its way beyond the borders of Darmstadt.   Of course, the church organ and the electric guitar are always there. The wind section was added in 2015 and the repertoire grew steadily.

After the press, radio and television had long since become aware of this unique combination, it was time to produce a CD. After the copyrights could be clarified, it was released under the ORGANO PHON label.

There are audio samples on the link under the cover picture.

Image by Mathyas Kurmann

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Here we post  a selection of the latest news and reports

Erste Konzerte 2024

Was für ein geniales Wochenende in Hessens Norden. Tolles Publikum in Wanfried und Witzenhausen. Das neue Programm kam sehr gut an und die Konzertbesucher und wir hatten Spaß miteinander. Auch unsere zwei Neuen haben sich gut geschlagen und wir alle freuen uns auf den nächsten Doppelschlag am 1. und 2. Juni in Trebur und in Butzbach. Man hört sich...

Letzte Konzerte 2023

Wenn man als Kind bei den Eltern im Auto immer ROCKLAND-RADIO hören musste...

...dann kann man als Erwachsener schon mal das D.O.O.R.-Projekt mit "Klassikern der Rockmusik im Kirchenraum" einladen. Gestern genialer Abschluss der diesjährigen Konzertsaison beim 4. KULTURSOMMER IN SCHWEGENHEIM gefeiert. Und am Samstag als Opener bei der 15. DIEBURGER ORGELMEILE gespielt. Was für ein fantastisches Wochenende mit großartigem Publikum und Veranstaltern. Dickes Danke an Richard Berg und Dr. Philipp Bentz.


Und auch ein herzliches Dankeschön an die Pfungstädter Kirchengemeinde. Zur Sanierung des Kirchendaches konnten zusätzlich zu den zahlreichen Einlagen in der aufgestellten Spendenbox noch über 600€ bei unserem Benefizkonzert erspielt werden.


Wir fühlen uns reich beschenkt und freuen uns auf das nächste Jahr!

DANKE 2023

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12. August 2023 - Lutherstadt Wittenberg

It was an intoxicating "night of adventure" in Wittenberg. We played in the venerable Schlosskirche and were able to look forward to more than 1500 visitors in four sets. People lined up to see and hear us. Thanks to the City of Wittenberg and Marketing GmbHwho made this appearance possible for us. We are totally flashed!

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EWe received a positive inquiry from the event management of the Hessentag and good agreements have already been reachedand preliminary planning. The Martinskirche in Pfungstadt will be set up as a "lucky church" for reflection and refueling. WWe are allowed on Tuesday, June 6th, 2023  on the Stadthausbühne for Glücksmmoments worry and look forward.


Finally we had some opportunities again to wow our audience with our unique and exciting performances. We feel honored that after the lean Corona years and numerous cancellations, we were allowed to play almost every evening in front of a grateful and full house. That includes some loyal viewers who never miss a single concert near them. We are looking forward to next year, when we have a lot planned again. 



On Sunday September 12, 2021 at 3 p.m. + 5 p.m. + 7 p.m.   found in the Ev. Martinskirche Pfungstadt three short concertson the occasion of the "Pungschter Kerb" with the same program instead of under Corona hygiene measures. Per concert were  Approx. 70 people admitted under 3G rules. Nevertheless, it was a great experience for the musicians and the audience to finally experience live music again after a forced break of almost two years.

HNA Hessian/Lower Saxony General

They sweep the audience away
"Deep Organ on Rock" brought the 70s back to life

(To the concert review)

Goettingen daily newspaper

This is how D.O.O.R rocks. the church in Sweden
With the D.O.O.R. project, a rocking pastor and his musical disciples brought the sound of the 1960s and 70s to St. Mark's Church in Scheden - and turned the church into a disco. (To the concert review)

Overwhelming press review inECHO
to the concert in Groß-Gerau
"Now just let it rip..." (To the concert review)

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If the Musician Director is enthusiastic and the musicians say after three encores that they played everything they could, that also shows that it was a good evening.

To the Wiesbaden concert review

end of 2018 left bassist Dr. Alfred König and trombonist Stefan Buchberger took over the project and Daniel Massoth joined as the man for the low string tones. He is supported by Christian Schmale, who was already involved in the project in 2015.


Pastor Daniel Fritz, Birkenau: It was great with DOOR! Full church, full sound! thank you

Benefit concert in March 2018  brought in more than 700 € for the Elisabethenhospice in Darmstadt.


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