The Gospel Choir from the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, will be on tour in Southeast Pennsylvania in early May. The choir's American debut includes a concert at Augustus Lutheran Church in Trappe. A free will offering will be received.
The Gospel Choir, under the direction of Thomas Herzer, is over 30 members strong. It includes not only members from the Castle Church, but also several singers from the Wittenberg community. It was founded as an outreach program for people who have a desire to sing the great American Spirituals and Gospel music. Though the choir sings the music in English, only a small handful of the musicians actually speak English.
The Castle Church in Wittenberg Germany was built around the turn of the 16th century. It is the site where, in 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Thesis on the door; an act which many consider the beginning of the Protestant Reformation.
Trappe, PA 19426
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Saturday, May 11, 2013