Former Member of two choruses...
...from 1997 to 2011 The Meadows Chorus Sarasota, FL (USA) and
from 1986 to 2009 Erk Männer-Vocal Ensemble Berlin, Germany.
The Meadows Chorus-Sarasota
Erk Männer-Vocal-Ensemble Berlin
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The Meadows Chorus was organized in January, 1990 by a group of Meadows residents who love to sing. Since that time, the Chorus grown from about 25 men and women to 70 members annually.
Membership is open to all singers in the Sarasota area. Rehearsals are held weekly from October through April. Two programs are prepared each year, one for the Christmas season, and the other to be presented in April. This is a non-profit organization, supported by members' dues, donations from clubs, and others, for whom they perform, and from the sale of tickets for the annual Spring Conncert in April. The group performs for nursing homes, retirement homes, charitable institutions, privat clubs, and the like. >>more...
The Erk Männer-Vocal-Ensemble Berlin was in the tradition of the glee club, founded by the folk song researcher and music pedagogue Ludwig Erk in 1845. At the beginning of the last century, the oldest men's choir of Berlin, counted over 250 active singers.
The history of the chorus isn't unbroken. The two World Wars, the confusion of the post-war period and the construction of the Berlin Wall up tore the community severely.
In a chamber music formation it formed again under the direction of Michael Uhl in 1986. The ensemble was active until 2009 with an independent repertoire, which included sophisticated choral works from folk songs to classical music and modernity.
In an extraordinary general meeting of 11-18-2008 the ensemble was added into a rest condition without economic activity from 01-01-2009. >>more...