Not so bad: Accumulation of offices in the case of the Kohberg Orchestra

"Yes, they're squealing!"

Sometimes an accumulation of office is even an advantage. Dieter Kirchenbauer is the musical director of the summer concerts of the city of Elsdorf at the Forum Terra Nova. And at the same time, the man is busy anyway on the percussion guitar of the Kohberg Orchestra Cologne. Only in this way, for the sixth and final concert of the "Music with A View", he was able to present a selected treat of Cologne's way of life to the listeners, who had come to the open-air concert on the open-cast mine edge in large numbers.

Farewell to the summer concert

The Kohberg Orchestra Cologne is in demand as an integral part in nostalgia and whispering sessions of the Cologne Flora, and "unfortunately expensive as a formation", the singer of the ensemble Norbert Schumacher told us, explaining this with the high number of staff, all veteran musicians.

The twelve musicians presented themselves as a fully grown orchestra by bringing everything that a typical orchestra of the 1920s and 1930s on Cologne dance floors, equipped with rhythms from all over the world, made up. Trombones, trumpets, flutes, oboes, saxophones, tuba, jazz guitar, drums with cow bells and other exotic sound fittings, as well as the stand-up violinist Natalia Demina, the conductor Olav Calbow on the trombone and Schumacher as singer.

In the Falsett

Schumacher went partly in the Falsett , "Dämm Schmitz sin Frau is burnt through, tralla-la-la-la-la-la", to texts and notes, which the orchestra summarized under the program title "Yes, these are snips!". Of course, the title is a wink with the fence post, so to speak, on the main composer of the program, namely Karl Berbuer. In the Song of the same name, he rhymes with "an hour on the beautiful Rhine, a delicate mouth at the moonlight and in between a bottle" the "Sächelchen, die's Herz freu'n".

Schumacher's well-known from Berbuer, such as We are the natives of Trizonesia or lesser-known ones, as in the far too fast Mr Schoffeur, is one of the.There are such beautiful phrases as "do geiht jo jedem et Hötche bei fleege Herr Schoffeur, dat gitt e Malör…"

Ölldi Sölldi Sippdisa

Jupp Schmitz, who also told subtle stories on Kölsch, also introduces the orchestra. In the chorus Schmitze Frans rejoices, hardly he has drowned at the celebration "e Jlas verdröck", with the loud words: "Ölldi Sölldi Sippdisa, rebbedi rebbedi knoll wenn dück hück esu wigger jeiht, weede mir still full!". And "Ölldi, Sölldi, Sippdisa" is also the title of the song.

And Willi Ostermann comes to his right. In "Et geiht nix för 'ne richt'ge Polkaschrett" mentions a song on the former restaurant Kohberg in today's southern town, the namesake of the orchestra: "If mer fröher nohm Kohberg danze went, where däm Franz et Sting en de Ärme hing, ne Polka every Vedelstund mer bestemmb met reckon kunnt."

And of course one thing could not be missing, that song that became the war-returner anthem in times of need, "Heimweh nach Köln" with the well-known line "ich mööch zo Foß noh Kölle jonn".

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