Concert of German Song (Organ Fund)
Enjoy the spirit of German singing societies of the last century with favorite Lieder by Schubert, Schumann, and others!
Zion will host a festive afternoon of German song in the Adlersaal, sung by John T. K. Scherch, Bass. Accompaniment will be by Patrick Weikle, pianist. Traditional German food and drink a la carte will also be available at the event.
Suggested Concert Donation is $10.00 per ticket. Traditional German food and drink a la carte will also be available at the event.
Proceeds will benefit the Zion Church Organ Fund.
Convenient parking available on the Gay Street parking lot.
John T.K. Scherch is known for his resonant and flexible bass voice which Opera News called “outstanding among his peers” and his stage presence, singled out as “particularly funny” by Pittsburgh in the Round. He will receive his Master of Music in vocal performance and pedagogy from Peabody Conservatory in May, and he received his Bachelor of Music from West Virginia University. He is known for a wide variety of roles on the operatic stage; most recently, he appeared as Luther and Crespel in Les contes d'Hoffmann with Bel Cantanti Opera Company, Giove in La Calisto with Peabody Conservatory, and Vanuzzi in Die schweigsame Frau with Pittsburgh Festival Opera. He also is a regular chorister with Concert Artists of Baltimore and will be a bass soloist in
their performance of Bach's St. Matthew Passion. This summer he will be an apprentice artist for the summer season at Caramoor in New York. He is also known as a broadcaster, having been a regular presence on West Virginia University's award-winning college radio station, U92, during his time in Morgantown. He is the grandson of John Martin Scherch, the first son of Zion Lutheran Church to be ordained as a minister, and the great-grandnephew of Otto Finger, a well-respected singer and music teacher in Baltimore during the first half of the twentieth century.