Join with the American Church in Berlin in preserving the rich musical heritage of the Protestant Reformation in Berlin-Brandenburg.
Since 2002, the American Church in Berlin has its home in the historic Luther Church at Dennewitzplatz in the district of Schöneberg. Dedicated on May 7, 1964 with 2,970 pipes, 39 registers, three manuals and pedal, this historic church also houses the second largest organ in Berlin that was built by the organ company of Detlef Kleuker. Throughout the first thirty years of its existence, the organ was featured in many concerts and musical events. With the decline of the German congregation and subsequent lack of funding, however, the maintenance of this fine instrument has been neglected. The organ is now fifty years old and is in dire need of a major cleaning and refurbishment.
The congregation has accepted the offer of 44,625 Euro by organ builder Jost Truthmann to refurbish and restore the organ. Mr. Truthmann has also broken down the restoration into smaller phases to give the congregation time to raise the necessary funds. Phase I will repair the most immediate problem areas and include a general tuning. This phase will cost approximately 9,163 Euro including taxes. We have successfully raised enough funds to begin phase I. We would like to complete the project and are seeking to raise over the next three years 35,600 Euros. This gives us a target goal of 11,667 Euro per year.
Join with the American Church in Berlin as we preserve the rich musical heritage of the Protestant Reformation in Berlin-Brandenburg.
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ACB Chamber Choir
The ACB Chamber Choir sings a broad spectrum of traditional choral repertoire, ranging from Bach chorals to American spirituals. Rehearsals take place in the church on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 pm, in which time we work on voice parts (SATB), harmony, phrasing and general musicality. On Sunday mornings we have another rehearsal at 10:30 am before the beginning of service.
We welcome all who love singing to the glory of God!
ACB's Praise Band leader. I am very happy to have this opportunity to bring more people to Christ through praise music at the American Church in Berlin. I first came to the ACB with ACB Chamber Choir Director, Travis Shaw. I immediately felt at home and have had the chance to accompany all of ACB's choirs over the past four years – Chamber Choir, Contemporary Choir and Gospel Choir. I co-founded the 50 member gospel choir Marvelous Praise and currently play in my Christian praise band, Abraxas. I feel I am most at home when playing gospel and jazz piano, but I also enjoy playing alto saxophone and guitar.
The ACB Praise Band has been a great new challenge for me. I was happy to help start a contemporary worship service when I was asked to in 2014. From designing worship fliers to recruiting musicians, I have enjoyed most every minute of this work! I lead the Praise Band and Choir from the piano/keyboard and I am blessed to work with this wonderful group of musicians and singers.
African-American gospel music is among the most beloved of all forms of music.
The repertoire of the ACB gospel choir includes both classic and modern African-American gospel music, with powerful themes, positive messages and rhythm infused with the unique blending of voices from around the globe.
The gospel choir meets every Friday night at 18:30 at the Luther Church. The faint ability to carry a tune is a plus, but not a requirement.
The director of the ACB Gospel Choir is Nanita Winniewski. Nanita brings a powerful spiritual and musical presence to the group and exposure to a wide variety of repretoire.
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Mother Teresa of Calcutta