Thanks to a recent trip to Europe, a 70-voice choir from Germany will be performing in West Bend soon. The Berliner Cappella choir will perform at UW-WC on Friday, October 30 at 7:30pm in the campus theatre.
The arrangement came about when Dr. Peter Gibeau, Professor Music at UW-Washington County, was on sabbatical in Germany two years ago. While Dr. Gibeau was keeping busy translating old music from German into English, his wife Deanna (also very musically talented) became involved with the Berliner Cappella choir. Deanna was excited to sing with the choir, especially when they performed at xxx, one of the largest concert halls in Berlin – comparable to xxx here in the U.S.
The Berliner Cappella is a mixed adult choir under the direction of Kerstin Behnke. In existence over 40 years, the choir is well established in the Berlin music scene and performs regularly in Germany’s large churches and concert halls. They take pride in performing new and unknown compositions and establish them in the concert life.
To keep travel costs down, choir members are staying with families in the area.
Tickets for this concert are $12 for adults, and $9 for seniors (over 62) or youth (under 18). Group discounts are available (phone for details). Free parking is available in the student lot. To reserve or purchase tickets, phone UW-WC at (262) 335-5208 during normal business hours (Monday through Friday from 8am to 4:30pm) or purchase at the door (while supplies last). The University is located at 400 University Drive (off Hwy. 33 West) in West Bend.