2013 Summer Concert Series
Sacred Concert (Free) Sunday, July 21
4PM – Old Dutch Church 272 Wall Street Kingston, New York
Outdoor Concert (Free) Wednesday, July 24
7PM- Mills Mansion Staatsburg State Historic Site
Staatsburg, New York
Farewell Concert (Free) Tuesday, July 30, 7PM
Rhinebeck High School Auditorium 45 North Park Road
Rhinebeck, New York
Rhinebeck—This summer, the Rhinebeck area will host some special guests from its sister city in Rheinbach, Germany. From July 18 through August 1, approximately 100 German exchange students will live with American families and perform concerts as part of the Rhinebeck-
Rheinbach Exchange Program.The concert series with the visiting German student band and chorus will consist of three free events—a sacred music concert, and outdoor concert at the Mills Mansion, and a final farewell concert. The German musicians will be joined by their American hosts in performing a few numbers in each concert, and in singing the music exchange theme song, Handel’s “The Brotherhood of Man” during the farewell concert, a song that celebrates the program’s commitment to fostering international friendships and cultural awareness.
The Rhinebeck-Rheinbach Exchange Program has been in existencesince 1978. More than 1,000 students and 800 families have participated in the Exchange since it was founded by Rhinebeck High School music teacher Jack Shackleton. Last summer, 49 students from the Rhinebeck area traveled to Germany, where they performed four concerts, including performing during mass at the Cathedral of Cologne, visited historic sites, and lived with German families.
All of the concerts are free and everyone is welcome to attend. The concerts are made possible, in part, through generous donations from the Frost Memorial Fund and The Robert R. Chapman Fund of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley.
To learn more about the Rhinebeck-Rheinbach Exchange Program, visit
our website at www.rhinebeckexchange.org