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SUNDAY September 10, 2023

Pfungstadt, District of Darmstadt
Evangelical Martin's Church

Benefit concert on the occasion of the church renovation

5 p.mright

SATURDAY September 16, 2023

Dieburg, District Dieburg

Catholic Church of St. Wolfgang

Rock the Church

15. Dieburg Organ Mile

4 p.m

Admission 3:30 p.m

Presale: 12.00 €/reduced: 10.00 €

AK: €12.00/Reduced: €10.00

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SUNDAY 17Sep 2023

Schwegenheim, District of Germersheim
Protestant Church
as part of the4th cultural summer in Schwegenheim

VK 5€/AK 10€

FRIDAY September 6, 2024

Wiesbaden, District of Wiesbaden

Kreuzkirche  (2 sets)

Night of the Churches




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.

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....



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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 upstood to see and hear us. Thanks to thecity of Wittenberg and Marketing GmbHwho made this appearance possible for us. We are totally flashed!


It was so loud in the  Cosmas and Damianskirche in Neunkirchen rare. Impressive to see how the organist Bernhardt Brand-Hofmeister scurried virtuously and nimbly over the keys and certainly put our organ through a marathon that you rarely experience!

The other musicians not only showed that older "guys" can still really rock, but that they were also completely convincing as musicians. Fun fact: Gerhard Schnitzspahn is the father of our current pastor, Yannik Schnitzspahn, and is also a pastor in Darmstadt himself.  (quoted from the church website)










A wonderful concert in a beautiful settingin church. A warm summer evening on Saturday, June 24th, 2023 in the beautiful Odenwald. Great vibes, great guests, great hosts! Thanks to Pastor Daniel Fritz and his family and the Evangelical Church of Rimbach-Zotzenbach. We'd love to come back.And the press wasalso included.


On Wednesday the 28th6.2023 at 12.00 a.m there is an interview with in the show "ON STAGE" and the moderator Sam Kuhfus, who asked us very good questions. On theHhomepage You can listen to the whole thing again from This was a great opportunity for us to make our project better known. Thank you for that!


On Tuesday, June 6th, 2023 at 5 p.m. we were guests at the Hessentag in Pfungstadt.  That was a completely different experience. The first time we played open air with an electric organ. And Zfor the first timeDietloff von Hagke on the saxophone. The weather and the visitors were great. Thanks to everyone who was there. 


A big thank you to a fantastic audience in Griesheim for the concert series openingon March 11, 2023. Thanks to the Melanchthon congregation and Rev. Holger Uhde for the incredible preparation, support and implementation of our anniversary concert: 10 yearsDOOR project and Bernhardt Brand-Hofmeister and 40 years of the Griesheim organ of the Luxembourg "Letzebuerger Uergelfabrick". It can carry on like this! See you can hear yourself!



EWe received a positive inquiry from the event management of the Hessentag and there are already good agreements and preliminary plans. 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 in front of a grateful and full house almost every evening. That includes some loyal viewers who never miss a single concert near them. We're 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 concerts on the occasion of the "Pungschter Notch" with the same program instead of 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)

Magic of light and soundsn

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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