Concert Timeline

Zu den Höhepunkten der langen Chorgeschichte gehören:

2019: Missa in Jazz

The GACC presented the Missa in Jazz by and with Peter Schindler and his Ensemble at the Dr. Hoch´s Conservatory in Frankfurt.

2018: Ballades of Diversity

                

Under the motto “Ballads of Diversity” the concert referred to the 14th Amendment, which regulated the equal rights of all races in the US exactly 150 years ago. The songs tell of people who supposedly or indeed stand or stand apart from a social mainstream. Piano: David Andruss. Clarinet: Nicolai Pfeffer. Baritone: Sebastian Kitzinger. Director: Carsten Rupp.

2018: Bernstein – Beatles – Berlin

In this concert the GACC gave insight into its large bandwidth of musical styles as a choir and showed its many talented soloists, as it sang in tribute to the three exquisite composers Bernstein, Beatles and Berlin. Soloists: Birgit Henkel, Kirsten Ruesges, Martin Stöwer,Meinderd Zwart. Instruments: Samuel Bilder, Benedikt Fox, Ute Stefan, Daniel Vargas. Director: Linda Horowitz.

2017: Misatango

The GACC presented the tango-Chorale “Misatango” by the Argentine composer Martin Palmeri. With the passions and the favorable wistful sounds of “Misatango”, Martin Palmeri has succeeded in creating a wonderful composition from the Nordic Chorale text and Argentine tango Nuevo. Soloist: Delina Hajra-Gashi. Piano: Mariana Römer-Litzmann. Accordion: Veronika Todorowa. Orchestra: Tango Game. Director: Kushtrim Gashi.

2017: Oh, die Frauen

The GACC presented choir works for, by and over woman. Soloists: Corinne Brill, Birgit Henkel, Martin Stöwer. Piano: Jim Schar. Director: Linda Horowitz.

2016: Four Centuries of American Choral Music

In a project with members of the ESOC Chorus the GACC presented American choral music. Soloists: Kristen Ruesges & Martin Stöwer. Organ: Kathleen Bird. Direction: James Schar.

2016: Franz Schubert – Messe in Es Dur

The GACC presented the Mass in Eb Major by Franz Schubert and songs by Eric Whitacre and Leonard Cohen with the Südhessisches Kammerensemble. Soloists: Kristen Ruesges, Agata Siebert, Yichao Wang, Mathias Schlachter, Peter Schüler. Director: Linda Horowitz.

2015: GACC Goes Hollywood

The GACC presented Hollywood songs at Dr. Hoch´s Konservatorium Frankfurt. Piano: Benedikt Fox. Director: Jim Schar.

2015: Klassische Chorwerke mit Klavier

The GACC presented choir works by Rheinberger, Schubert, Faure´ and Copland in the Frauenfriedenskirche, Frankfurt. Soloists: Kristen Ruesges, Sharron Powell, Huan Choel Ahn, Michael Terada. Piano: Jim Schar. Director: Linda Horowitz.

2014: Sounds of Africa & A Caribbean Mass

 

The GACC performed African songs and the Caribbean Mass by Glenn McClure at the Concert hall in Frankfurt-Bornheim. Steel Drums: Glenn McClure. Soloists: Kristen Ruesges & Martin Stoewer. Musical Direction: Jim Schar.

2014: Bach Meets Sax

The GACC presented “Jesu meine Freude” and works by Messiaen, Bruckner and Mendelsohn Bartholdy with the Darmstädter Saxophonquartett. Director: Linda Horowitz.

2013: Ein Deutsches Requiem

The GACC performed Ein Deutsches Requiem by Brahms at the Frauenfriedenskirche in Frankfurt. Soloists: Hanna Ramminger, Peter Schüler. Orchestra: The Südhessische Chamber-Ensemble. Director: Linda Horowitz.

2012: “Wenn ich mir was wünschen dürfte…”

In a joint project with the ESOC Choir Darmstadt the GACC presented German and American songs in the Saalbau Frankfurt-Bornheim. Piano: Kathleen Bird. Soprano: Laurie Reviol. Director: Jim Schar.

2012: Annelies

The GACC performed “Annelies”, a musical adaptation of the diary of Anne Frank by James Whitbourn and other Jewish choral and ensemble works, centering on the “Queen of Klezmer” Irith Gabriely with her quartet “Colalaila Classic”. Musical Director: Linda Horowitz

2011: American Classics

The GACC performed American Classics in Frankfurt-Bornheim. Piano: Yuriy Sich. Direction: Jim Schar.

2011: Mass of the Children

The GACC presented the Mass of the Children by John Rutter and choral music by other British composers with the Frankfurt International School Youth Choir. Soloists: Kristen Ruesges, Peter Schüler. Orchestra: Rhein-Main Kammerensemble. Director: Linda Horowitz.

2010: Love – Love – Love

The GACC presented a choral tribute to the Beatles! Piano: Bernhard Kießig. Director: Jim Schar.

2010: Petit Messe Solennelle

The GACC performed Rossini’s “Petit Messe Solennelle” at the Frauenfriedenskirche in Frankfurt. Piano: Jim Schar. Accordion: Christiane Lüder. Soloists: Janet O’Donovan, Cecelia Stearman, Wolfram Wittekind, Peter Schüler. Director: Linda Horowitz. Additionally, members of the GACC performed Rossini’s “Petit Messe Solennelle” with the Orpheus Choir of Bangkok under the musical direction of Somtow Sucharitkul.

2009: Brahms Neue Liebeslieder & other love songs

The GACC presented Lovesongs by Brahms and others in the concert hall Frankfurt-Bornheim. Piano: Jim Schar and Margret Busby. Director: Linda Horowitz.

2009: Fauré “Requiem”

The GACC presented Faure´s Requiem in the Frauenfriedenskirche, Frankfurt. Soloists: Annika Gerhards, Kristen Ruesges, Björn Bürger. Director: Jim Schar.

2008: Strictly Deutsch

The GACC presented a ramble through German music of the last decades. Piano: Bernhard Kießig and The Academic Project. Director: Jim Schar.

2008: Lyrische Klänge

The GACC presented music by Karl Jenkins, Johannes Brahms, Gustav Mahler and Knut Nystedt with the Südhessisches Kammerensemble. Soloist: Christopher Sladdin. Director: Linda Horowitz.

2007: H.M.S. Pinafore

The GACC presented H.M.S. Pinafore as a semi-theatrical performance in the concert hall Frankfurt-Bornheim under direction of Jim Schar. The comic opera belonged to one of the most popular pieces of the composers Gilbert & Sullivan when the song “A British Tar” found its way into the modern film world. This song was sung in the Star Trek movie “The Uprising”, as well as in Indiana Jones (“The Last Crusade”).

2007: Die Schöpfung

The GACC presented “Die Schöpfung” by Haydn in Frankfurt as well as in Vietnam (Hanoi and Saigon). Soloists: Ein Hye Lee, Seung-Hee Jing, Ki-Hyoung Kim, Jung Tack Park. Orchestra of the Akademie für Tonkunst Darmstadt. Director: Linda Horowitz.

2006: Pop goes Classic

Under the title Pop Goes Classic the GACC presented a broad variety of songs from classical to pop music. Piano: Patrick Chestnut. Director: Jim Schar. 

2006: Elias

The GACC performed Mendelssohn’s “Elias” with soloists Elisabeth Schmock (soprano), Irmhild Wicking (alto), Mark Bowman-Hester (tenor) and Johannes-Martin Kränzle (bass) and the Prague Symphony Orchestra “Bohemia”. Director: Linda Horowitz.

2005: Bizet to Broadway

The GACC presented Broadway songs in the concert hall Frankfurt-Bornheim. Piano: Jim Schar. Director: Linda Horowitz. 

2005: Missa für Pipes, Phones, Voices & Drums

The GACC performed the “Missa for Pipes, Phones, Voices & Drums” by and with Peter Schindler and the trio “Pipes and Phones”.

2004: Anything Goes

The GACC presented a short history of American Music in Frankfurt-Bornheim. Piano: Tibor Stettin. Director: Jim Schar.

2004: Klangwelten

The GACC presented songs from Bach to BIlly Joel with the orchestra of the Akademie für Tonkunst Darmstadt at the Frauenfriedenskirche, Frankfurt. Director: Linda Horowitz.

2003: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

The GACC presented a requiem of spirituals. Soloist: Karis Wiebe. Piano: Carsten Rupp. Organ: Udo Zimmermann. Director: Jim Schar.

2003: Carmina Burana & Caribbean Mass

The GACC performed this concert for the TV broadcasting stations of the Hessischer Rundfunk. The Caribbean Mass by Glenn McClure is a concert mass with music adapted in part from Latin American folk melodies. The text is based in part on the writings of St. Francis of Assisi. The performance of the piece was a European premiere.

2002: Over the Rainbow

The GACC presented over the rainbow and other film songs at the Bürgerhaus Bornheim in Frankfurt. Director: Jim Schar.

2002: Chorwerke der Romantik

In collaboration with the Frauenchor der Frankfurter Singakademie the GACC presented the Mass in D major by Schubert and Hör mein Bitten by Mendelsohn. Orchestra: Sinfonieorchester der Akademie für Tonkunst Darmstadt. Director: Linda Horowitz.

2001: Verdi to Vampire

The GACC presented Musik from Operas and Musicals. Soloists: Katherine Waters and members of the GACC. Piano: Jim Schar. Director: Linda Horowitz.

2001: America Sings Classics

The GACC presented Lux Eterna by Lauridsen and 4 Motets by Copland. Orchestra: Sinfonieorchester der Akademie für Tonkunst, Darmstadt. Direction: Jim Schar

 

1999: America Swings – to the music of Duke Ellington

The GACC presented music by Duke Ellington in the concert hall Frankfurt-Bornheim. Soloists: Barbara Leah Meyer, Kathrine Waters and the Al Jacobsen Quartett.

1999: Französische Chorwerke

The GACC presented choir works by Faure´, Poulenc, Bizet a.o. Soprano: Cecilia Stearman. Piano: James Schar. Director: Linda Horowitz.

1998: America Sings – Mostly Gerschwin

The GACC presented songs by George Gerschwin at the Bürgerhaus, Nordwest Center Frankfurt. Featuring: Barbara Leah Meyer and the Al Jacobson Quartet. Soprano: Kathryn Waters. Bariton: Stefan Grunwald. Piano: Peter Reiter. Director: James Shar.  

1998: Beethoven – Mozart

For its 25th anniversary the GACC presented the Mass in C major Op. 86 by Beethoven and Veni Sancte Spiritus (KV 47) and Exultate Jubilate (KV 165) by Mozart. Soloists: Annette Luig, Michaela Wehrum, Jochen Elbert, Alfred Reiter. Orchestra: Offenbacher Kammerorchester. Co-repetition: James Schar. Director: Eberhard Friedrich.

1997: Ein Deutsches Requiem

The GACC presented Ein Deutsches Requiem by Brahms in the Frauenfriedenskirche, Frankfurt. Soloists: Annette Luig, Günther Kiefer. Piano: James Schar and Margret Busby. Direction: Eberhard Friedrich.

1997: America Sings!

The GACC presented American Music in the Frauenfriedenskirche, Frankfurt. Soloist: Jeanne Conrad. Piano: Margaret Busby. Organ: Kathleen Berthold. Bells: Sabine Janowitz & Theresia Offenbecher. Direction: James Schar.

1997: Petite Messe Solennelle

The GACC presented the Petite Messe Solennelle by Rossini in the Herz-Jesu Church in Frankfurt. Soloists: Annette Luig, Lucy Coleby, Mehrzad Montazeri, Dietrich Volle. Piano: James Schar. Harmonium: Margret Busby. Direction: Eberhard Friedrich.

1996: Petite Messe Solennelle

The GACC presented the Petite Messe Solennelle by Rossini in the Frauenfriedenskirche, Frankfurt. Direction: Eberhard Friedrich.

1996: America sings!

The GACC presented songs by Bernstein, Thompson and Copland and spirituals in the Frauenfriedenskirche, Frankfurt. Direction: James Schar.

1996: GACC sings Bach

The GACC presented the cantatas no. 45, 123 and 86 by Bach in the Frauenfriedenskirche, Frankfurt. Direction: Eberhard Friedrich.

1995: The Fairy Queen

The GACC presented Purcell’s “The Fairy Queen”. Soloists: Deborah Lynn Cole, Carrie Stevens, Jill Stacy Gaylord, Tanja Marie Williams, Gunnar Gudbjörnsson, Martin Brunns. Cembalo: Jim Schar. Orchestra: members of the Frankfurter Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst. Director: Eberhard Friedrich.

1995: Requiem von John Rutter

In a joint project of the GACC with the choir of the Community Chapel Darmstadt and the choir of Christ the King, Frankfurt, the Requiem by John Rutter was performed in the Community Chapel in Darmstadt. Instrumentalists from the Academy of Tonkunst, Darmstadt. Organ: Kathleen Berthold. Direction: James Schar.

1994: Messiah

The GACC presented the Messiah by Händel in the Central Chapel, Frankfurt. Soloists: Jeanne Conrad, Cecilia Rassier, Phillip Bell, Harold Clousing. Organ: Kathleen Berthold. Direction: James Schar.

1994: Hooray for Hollywood

Under direction of the 439rd US Army Band and together with the Oberursel Children’s Choir the GACC performed a “Parade of American Music” at the Alte Oper, Frankfurt.

1993: Die Schöpfung

The GACC presented “Die Schöpfung” by Haydn in the Dreikönigskirche, Frankfurt. Soloists: Heidrun Kordes, Martin Bruns, Gunnar Gudbjörnsson. Cembalo: James Schar. Orchestra: Members of the Frankfurter Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst. Direction: Eberhard Friedrich.

1993: Bach – Rutter

The GACC presented “Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit” by Bach und “Gloria” by Rutter in the Central Chapel, Frankfurt. Orchestra: Akademie für Tonkunst, Darmstadt. Organ: James Schar. Direction: Linda Horowitz.

1993: Swing, hot N´Cole

Under direction of the US Army Europe Band and Chorus the GACC presented a “Parade of American Music” with songs by Cole Porter and the Big Band era in the Alte Oper, Frankfurt.

1992: Lieben Sie Brahms?

The GACC presented well-known choirs, songs and chamber music by Brahms in the Peterskirche, Frankfurt. Soloists: Cecilia Rassier, Steven O´Donnell. Piano: James Schar & Margret Busby. Direction: Linda Horowitz.

1992: The “Mass” and “Chichester Psalms”

The GACC presented the “Mass” and the “Chichester Psalms” by Bernstein at the Hessische Rundfunk TV station. The performance of the Bernstein Mass is the first ever in Frankfurt and only the 2nd in entire Germany.

1992: Johannespassion

The GACC presented the “Johannespassion” by Bach in the Central Chapel, Frankfurt. Soloists: Sandra Moon, Cecilia Rassier, Marc Clear, Axel Wagner. Direction: Linda Horowitz.

1991: Johannes Passion

The GACC participated in the filming of Bach’s “Johannes Passion” entitled “It would be good if a human would be killed for the people” directed by Hugo Niebeling:
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1991: Opera on Broadway

The GACC presented pieces by Bizet, Mascagni, Gershwin, Lehar, Abraham and Gilbert & Sullivan. Soloists: Madeline Abel, Brian Kerns. Piano: Jim Schar. Direction: Linda Horowitz.

1991: Mozarts Musik

The GACC presented “Ave Verum”, “Dir, Seele des Weltalls” and pieces of the “Requiem”, the “Zauberflöte” and the “Vesperae solennes de Confessore” by Mozart. Piano: James Schar & Margret Busby. Direction: Linda Horowitz. 

1991: Judas Maccabäus

The GACC performed the oratorium Judas Maccabäus by Georg Friedrich Händel in the broadcasting hall of the Hessische Rundfunk Studios in Frankfurt am Main. 

1989: Requiem – W.A. Mozart

The GACC performed the Mozart Requiem at the Frankfurt Central Chapel. Soloists: Yvonne Frazier, Lucy Coleby-Long, Mark Bowman-Hester, Axel Wagner. Director: Linda Horowitz.

1989: König David

The GACC presented a performance of Arthur Honegger’s “King David” in the Old Opera House in Frankfurt am Main with members of the Frankfurter Opernhaus- and Museumsorchester as well as the Hessisches Rundfunkorchester. Speaker: Carl-Heinrich Keith, Soloists: Lisa Griffith, Sandra Walker, Scot Weir, Anny Schlemm.

1988: Weihnachtsoratorium

The GACC presented the “Weihnachtsoratorium” by Bach in the Central Chapel, Frankfurt. Soloists: Lisa Griffith, Victoria Grof, Melvin Brown, Hans-Werner Brahmer. Orchestra: Members os the Mainz Opera Orchestra. Direction: John Jantzi.

1988: Messiah

The GACC presented the “Messiah” by Händel in the Central Chapel, Frankfurt. Soloists: Lisa Griffith, Sandra Walker, Friedemann Kunder. Orchestra: Frankfurter Sinfoniker. Direction: Melvin Brown.

1988: The GACC at the Alte Oper

The GACC presented works by Carissimi, Bach, Britten and Bernstein in the “Mozartsaal” of the Alte Oper, Frankfurt. Soloists: Melinda Liebermann, Sandra Walker, Scot Weir, Rodney Gilfry. Piano & organ: James Schar. Direction: Melvin Brown.

1988: Deutsch-Amerikanisches Chorkonzert

The GACC presented works by Bach, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Bernstein and pieces from the opera “Carmen” in the Stadthalle Oberursel. Soloists: Sandra Walker, Rodney Gilfry. Direction: Melvin Brown.

1987: Music of Franz Liszt

The GACC presented the Missa Choralis and selected songs by Franz Liszt in the Central Chapel, Frankfurt. Soloist: Györgyi Benza. Organ: James Schar. Direction: Melvin Brown.

1987: The GACC at the Alte Oper

The GACC presented Carmina Burana by Carl Orff, Neue Liebeslieder by Johannes Brahms and Phaedra by Benjamin Britten in the Alte Oper, Frankfurt. Soloists: Elizabeth Parcells, Sandra Walker, James McLean, Barry Mora. Piano & Cembalo: Nancy Majo, Piano: James Schar. Direction: Melvin Brown.

1987: Deutsch-Amerikanisches Chorkonzert

Together with the Gesangsverein Germania 1873 Weißkirchen/Ts. the GACC presented works by Carl Orff, Johannes Brahms and opera choirs by Mozart, Weber, Verdi, Wagner a.o. in the Stadthalle Oberursel. Direction: Melvin Brown.

1987: The Singing Christmas Tree® on WDR TV

The GACC performed “The Singing Christmas Tree®” in “Bio´s Bahnhof” with Alfred Biolek on WDR TV.

1986: Gloria! Gloria!

The GACC presented the Gloria by Vivaldi and the Gloria by Poulenc in the Central Chapel, Frankfurt. Orchestra: Rhein-Main Chamber Orchestra. Piano: James Schar. Direction: Melvin Brown.

1986: An Evening of Song

The GACC presented works by Mozart, Brahms, Duparc, deFalla, Rossini and Gershwin in the Central Chapel, Frankfurt. Soloist: Sandra Walker. Piano: James Schar. Direction: Melvin Brown.

1986: Elijah

The GACC presented the Elijah by Mendelsohn in the Central Chapel, Frankfurt. Soloists: Jane Thorngren, Sandra Walker, Scot Weir, Martin Blasius. Orchestra: Rhein-Main Chamber Orchestra. Direction: Melvin Brown.

1985: A Concert of Choral Works

The GACC presented works of Bach, Britten and Bernstein in the Central Chapel, Frankfurt. Soloist: Robert Sacks. Piano: James Schar. Direction: Melvin Brown.

1985: Messiah

The GACC presented the Messiah by Händel in the Central Chapel, Frankfurt. Soloists: Ruth Turner, Sandra Walker, Scot Weir, Ford Wallström. Orchestra: Main Chamber Orchestra. Direction: Melvin Brown.

1984: Opernchorkonzert

The GACC presented opera choirs at the Städtische Bühnen – Oper – Frankfurt. Direction: Marcel Seminara.

1981: Hofkapellmeister-Messe

The GACC presented Salieri’s “Hofkapellmeister-Messe” conducted by Marcel Seminara.

1977: Ein Deutsches Requiem

The GACC presented Ein Deutsches Requiem by Brahms in the Central Chapel, Frankfurt. Soloists: Karen Altman, Richard Cross. Orchestra: Members of Hessischer Rundfunk Orchestra. Direction: Doris Cross.