The reconstructed Frauenkirche in Dresden, Germany
Sennheiser donated its microphone technology to Dresden, Germany’s beloved Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady), a 300-year-old church that recently re-opened after 12 years of reconstruction.
In 1993, reconstruction began to bring the magnificent 18th century baroque church, previously in ruins, back to life. Today, the building has modern creature comforts such as electricity and air conditioning, as well as audio technology donated by Sennheiser.
In the church itself, the pulpit is equipped with a Neumann AK 40/KM 100 microphone, while sound at the altar is picked up by a Sennheiser MKH60 shotgun microphone. For concerts and other events, a Sennheiser MD421SE and a Neumann KM 100 with AK 30 capsule, GFM 132 boundary mic and KM 184 are available. Wireless audio transmission is provided by Sennheiser's SKM5000 handheld transmitters, SK50 pocket transmitters with MKE2 Gold clip-on microphones and the EM3032 true diversity double receiver.
In addition, the Sennheiser's guidePORT Audioguide helps tell the story of the Frauenkirche at the touch of a button. One hundred Audioguide units with information in five languages have been provided by the guidePORT system partner GPT Audio.
Visit www.sennheiserusa.com for more information on their microphones and ongoing humanitarian efforts.