First Presbyterian Church, 178 Oenoke Ridge, will host the Mädchenchor Hannover (Hanover Girlchoir) at the 10 a.m. service on Sunday, Oct. 28.
The choir, founded in 1952, is one of the most highly acclaimed youth choirs in Germany. The award-winning ensemble of 50 young women will present a variety of sacred choral music at the service, to which the public is invited.
Mädchenchor Hannover has regularly won top awards at the German Choir Competition, the Competition of the European Broadcasting Union, the International Chamber Choir Competition, and the International Brahms Competition. It has toured throughout Europe and in Israel, Japan, China, Chile, Turkey, Canada, the United States, and the former Soviet Union. Before entering the concert choir, members pass through a choral academy where a staff of teachers develop 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.
For information, call 203-966-0002.