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German youth choir concert Monday

The Youth Choir of Münster, Germany, will give a concert at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Ellsworth, next Monday at 7 p.m.

There will also be an opportunity to meet members of the choir while they are here. The choir will stay overnight in homes Monday night before they continue their trip in Menomonie and Eau Claire.

Area residents who would like more information or are interested in hosting a few of the choir members on Monday night should contact the church at 273-3118 or Rev Susan Schneider-Adams at

The 25-member group is directed by Harald Berger and sponsored by the UCC partner church in Münster, a university city of about 200,000 in the western German region of Westphalia. The choir includes high school and college-aged youth from throughout the city.

Their repertoire includes music from Heinrich Schuetz ("O Lord, Now Grant Us thy Peace"), Bach ("Air, Jesus bleibet meine Freude"), Handel (selections from "Messiah"), some Gospels ("I got a Home in´a dat Rock, I want to be Ready"), some German and American pop songs ("Music to Watch Girls By," "Chili Con Carne") and some German folksongs.

The choir made previous tours to the USA in 1995 and 2006.