Visits by school classes and children in pre-school/Kindergarten
From 1,00 € per child, plus fees for applicable learning materials
Birthday parties for children
30 € (basic fee) + 5 € per adult; children: no charge
(No charge for caregivers)
Tel: + 49 (0) 3443 - 30 28 35
Our “Musikwerkstatt” offers diverse programming geared toward all age groups and types of schools. It contains musical instruments, sound installations, costumes, and craft supplies which are meant to complement a visit of the exhibition.
Guided tours for school classes are available by appointment.
The workshop is accessible from 10 am to 5 pm as part of our permanent exhibition.
Children’s trail “Young Heinrich”
Hi there, I am young Heinrich! Want to get to know me better? Then come to the Heinrich Schütz House! We can go on an expedition together: a total of nine little treasure chests await! What’s inside? I can’t tell you, as it’s meant to be a surprise. But here’s a hint: it’s something to play with, touch, look at, conduct to, colour, and pet. Curious? Then see you soon!
Guided tours for children and youths
“Young Heinrich” (for children in pre-school/Kindergarten and elementary school)
Children will be taken on the children’s trail and receive an interactive guided tour that focuses on the daily life of Heinrich Schütz and how it was impacted by the Reformation. Young Heinrich will show objects that children can touch and try out.
Length: 60 minutes
Heinrich Schütz and the Thirty-Years War (for children in middle/lower secondary school)
The life and works of Heinrich Schütz were shaped by the Thirty-Years War which the composer had to endure it its entirety. This guided tour focuses on the works he wrote to mark political occasions as well as selected compositions that reflect on grief, confidence in one’s faith, and longing for peace and thus provide an alternative to a world shaped by war. Students will listen to musical examples and locate comments made by Heinrich Schütz in one of his letters. Moreover, students will be given a worksheet with quiz questions related to the tour.
Length: 45 minutes
“The Court Kapellmeister” (for high school/upper-level secondary students)
This guided tour brings together the school subjects music and history via Heinrich Schütz. Emphasis will be placed on the court Kapelle, the duties of the court Kapellmeister, the dynastic linkages of courts, and Schütz’s musical oeuvre. Students will also explore the sounds of the court Kapelle at the audio installations that can be found next to the display cases that house historic instrumentsand view original early prints of his works. A short film provides concise information on how Heinrich Schütz composed.
Length: 45 minutes
For pre-schoolers and students in elementary/primary school
“As a ruby sparkles in a fine gold setting” – Painting to music
The music of Heinrich Schütz is a precious treasure: it brings to life good thoughts from the Bible. Like Martin Luther before him, Heinrich Schütz had his works printed. On the children’s trail tour the young visitors will learn about the Bible and how music was printed during Schütz’s lifetime. They will create a picture while listening to music by Heinrich Schütz, using potato print as well as different painting and spraying techniques. Are corded piece of sacred music by Schütz“Wie ein Rubin in feinem Gold leuchtet” (“As a ruby sparkles in a fine gold setting”, from his Kleines Geistliches Konzert, sung by a boy soprano) invites children to listen actively and will capture their imagination.
Master Jacob and his musical friends – Participatory theatre and Singspiel
A story will be told and accompanied by music that illustrates the role of music in the daily life of a town shaped by Lutheranism during Schütz’s lifetime. Locations and people involved in the story are expanded upon in a guided tour of the town of Weissenfels. The canon “Bruder Jakob” (“Are you sleeping, Brother John”/“Frère Jacques”) will be studied, with assigned roles.
For children ages 6–12.
The Story of the Nativity will be told through music, with assigned roles and musical examples drawn from Heinrich Schütz’s Christmas Story; Christmas carols will be sung and played.
For children ages 6–12.
Texts with musical content will encourage children to explore the sound potential of various instruments and to experience and create stories from the life of Heinrich Schütz together.
For children ages 5–10.
“Listen, watch, play”
Explore musical instruments from Schütz’s lifetime: play in a trio; do a puzzle; try out and play selected instruments; build and create simple percussion instruments.
For children ages 7–11.
A funny way to discover the exhibition on your own; watch films and listen to music; interactive stations.
For children ages 8–14.