Social Events

Jubilee Concert

January 19, 2018 – 19.30 – St. Matthäus Church, Rathenaustrasse 1, Erlangen


Image: Erlanger Universitätmusik

Composer and FAU-Alumnus from Fürth, Uwe Strübing, has created the festive cantata “Truth and Love” (in German “Wahrheit und Liebe“) for the occasion of the 275th anniversary of FAU. The university’s Director of Music, Professor Dr. Konrad Klek, has compiled the libretto by combining the biblical “Song of Love” (1 Corinthian 13) with poems by Friedrich Rückert and Matthias Claudius. The song calls research to humility in a subtle manner. The premiere with the university’s orchestra, the university’s choir as well as soloists from FAU will take place during a festive concert at the end of the symposium opening the anniversary year in St. Matthäus Church.

Festive concert for the university anniversary

  • Elena Belakova, Soprano
  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Safferling, Baritone
  • Academic Choir and
  • FAU’s Collegium musicum
  • Musical Direction: FAU Director of Music Prof. Dr. Konrad Klek


  1. Oechsler, The 100. Psalm (composed for FAU’s anniversary in 1893)
  2. Mozart, „Jupiter” Symphony KV 551
  3. Uwe Strübing, “Truth and Love” (Wahrheit und Liebe) –  festive cantata commemorating FAU’s anniversary 2017 (premiere)