(Harleysville, PA) – Advent Lutheran Church will present a workshop by Vincent Schaper of Alexander Schuke Orgelbau (Potsdam, Germany) on Saturday April 28, 10:00 am.
An engaging speaker, Mr. Schaper will discuss the history of organbuilding in Germany, with a specific focus on organs in Brandenburg state. He will also discuss the evolution of the style and sound of the Schuke company, which began in 1820. Since then, they have been building organs rooted in the style of the 17th and 18th century masters. However, the company also embraces state-of-the-art science and technology. With some audience interaction, Mr. Schaper will include hymns as an example of the importance that singing has held in the history of the Schuke workshop for generations.
Refreshments will be served, and participants are encouraged to bring a brown-bag lunch and join us immediately following the presentation.
Vincent Schaper, a native of Potsdam, Germany has been affiliated with the Alexander Schuke company since 1986, when he began his vocational training there. His duties have included maintenance, voicing, tuning, building, sales manager, and project manager. His background also includes business administration, film and music making. He is a keyboard and bass singer whose musical training began in 1975. He has played in several bands, and has been an active church musician.
The event is free and open to the public, but participants are encouraged to register by contacting Vincent Ryan (below). Saturday April 28, 2018, 10:00 am-12:00 noon. Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Advent Lutheran Church, 470 Landis Rd, Harleysville, PA 19438. (Corner of Rt 113 and Landis Rd). For more information: Vincent Ryan, firstname.lastname@example.org or 215.256.9941. Sponsored in part by an Action Team from Thrivent Financial.