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German female choir to perform at Christ & Holy Trinity

Published 5:23 pm, Thursday, October 18, 2012
  • Members of Mädchenchor Hannover (Hanover Girlchoir) pose in front of a fountain. Christ & Holy Trinity Church will present a performance by the 50-member female choir from Hanover, Germany, on Sunday, Oct. 28. Photo: Michael Pluemer, Contributed Photo/Michael Plueme
    Members of Mädchenchor Hannover (Hanover Girlchoir) pose in front of a fountain. Christ & Holy Trinity Church will present a performance by the 50-member female choir from Hanover, Germany, on Sunday, Oct. 28. Photo: Michael Pluemer, Contributed Photo/Michael Plueme

 

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Christ & Holy Trinity will present a performance by Mädchenchor Hannover, an ensemble of 50 young women known in English as Hanover Girlchoir, on Sunday, Oct. 28. The show, part of the church's Music & Arts series, will take placed at 4 p.m. in the church, 75 Church Lane.

Its Westport program will likely include the music of familiar composers like Schubert, Debussy, Rossini and Elgar and contemporary composers such as Arvo Pärt and Peter Eötvös, according to a release.

The choir has won awards at international competitions such as the German Choir Competition, the Competition of the European Broadcasting Union, the International Chamber Choir Competition and the International Brahms Competition.

Tickets, $20 for preferred seats, $10 for adult general admission and $5 for children under 18, may be bought by calling 203-227-0827, visiting www.chtwestport.org/tickets or at the door if seats are available.

They have toured throughout Europe and in Israel, Japan, China, Chile, Turkey, Canada, United States of America and the former Soviet Union, the release states.

Before entering the concert choir, members pass through a choral academy where a staff of teachers develops both their individual and choir voices. Many members have won individual prizes and continued with careers in singing, including membership in German opera companies.

The conductor, Gudrun Schröfel, is professor of music education and vice president of the Hanover University of Music and Drama.

Tickets, $20 for preferred seats, $10 for adult general admission and $5 for children under 18, may be bought by calling 203-227-0827, visiting www.chtwestport.org/tickets or at the door if seats are available.