The visitors of an extraordinary concert on the second sunday of advent in the jakobskirche of the evangelische kirchengemeinde mitwitz experienced a musical treat. It was performed by the ensemble of" sax& keyb consort" from thuringia’s neighboring community neuhaus-schierschnitz under the leadership of jens roser. He played the baritone saxophone, sabine roschlau-mai on the piano and the flute, with the alto saxophone were evelyn roser, martin roser and with the tenor saxophone anja walter to be heard. And the young schoolgirl anabel knauer also enriched the one-hour program with her alto saxophone.
In 2001, five music enthusiasts got together as a saxophone quartet with piano to make music in their free time. Since then, the focus of their performances has been on concerts in churches and concert halls, and their current advent concert was their fourth appearance in mitwitz. The timbre of their programs, including the one in mitwitz, was further enhanced by the singer juliane rob, who also led through the program. This was opened musically with "macht hoch die tur" (raise the tur) and concluded with the folk song "at the christmas tree. Juliane rob began by telling of christmas customs in other countries that were musically visited at this concert. For example with the swedish song" jul,jul, stralande jul", the finnish melody "sylvian joululaulu, "in the bleak midwinter" from great britain "have yourself a merry little christmas from the USA "de tierrra lejana venimos" from puerto rico as well as "cantique de noel" from france. Not too short in the program came german songs. This includes "O heiland reib die himmel auf" (O savior open the heavens), "daughter of zion, "how shall i receive you", "the skaters", "new christmas songs" according to an arrangement by werner thielemann "weiber wienerwald" or "flakes fall from the sky. The audience thanked the performers with a round of applause and also gladly responded to pastor burkhard sachs’ request for voluntary donations. Hfm