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Gerhard Herwig (Choral Conductor, Organ)

Born: 1912 - Nikolai, Upper Silesia, Germany

The German choral conductor, Gerhard Herwig, studied church music in Breslau (top honors), and Universitätsmusiklehrer (University of Music Teachers) in Erlangen, and became full-time Kantor in Berlin.

In 1948; Gerhard Herwig was appointed Stadtkantor (City Cantor) in Rothenburg ob der Tauber. From 1951 to 1978 he was director of the Essener Bachchor; in 1958 he was appointed director of church music, retiring in 1978. Then, for many years he gave organ concerts at home and abroad.

Source: German Wikipedia Website (July 2010), English translation by Aryeh Oron (October 2010)
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Aryeh Oron (October 2010)

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