A memorial Mass for Hans Bauer
will be held at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, in St. Alphonsus Church
, at the corner of Lincoln, Wellington, and Southport avenues.Hans was the president of the Schubert-Lyra Chorus and an active member of the German choir of St. Alphonsus when he passed away on Dec. 25 at age 70.
The German-American community of Chicago has lost a good friend, and he
will be sorely missed. Alfred Schoepko, director of the German choir at St. Alphonsus, announced that the choir will sing the "German Mass" by Franz Schubert for this occasion, as he
felt that it was a very appropriate Mass.The Kyrie begins with "Wohin soll ich mich wenden, wenn Gram und Schmerz mich druecken?"(Where shall I turn when grief and pain depress me?) So why is it called the "German Mass"?
All are invited to attend this Memorial Mass for Hans Bauer
and hear the German choir of St. Alphonsus Church
sing Schubert's "German Mass" in its original language.For more information call (773) 525-0709.