From summer to fall we celebrate our German twin, the City of Gera, with a special garden. A European-style town square, casual biergarten, and practical cottage garden will give Conservatory visitors a taste of the region of Turingia, “the green heart of Germany.” Established in medieval times but influenced by the modern era, Gera is different than familiar Bavaria. Explore the culture of Germany with interpretive displays with a spotlight on Gera respect for both nature and history. Join us in discovering more about Gera, our German sister city since 1992.
German Twin Choral Concert
Sunday, October 8, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Visit the Conservatory gardens and celebrate our German twin city – Gera – with a lively afternoon concert of German song presented by Fort Wayne’s world-traveled twin chorale of Männerchor and Damenchor (the men’s and ladies’ choirs). This joint club preserves the German heritage that runs in the veins of a large percent of Fort Wayne’s population. The lyrics are German, but you’ll get the gist as choral director Tom Remenschneider introduces each piece. In addition, local author and German native Christel Gehlert will relate the story of how our Sister City relationship emerged after the Fall of the Berlin Wall, and how that friendship was cemented by the sharing of song. The first 100 will receive a free vinyl decal to celebrate the 25th anniversary of our twinning with Gera, Germany. The concert is included with regular Conservatory admission.
I took my German friend, her mother who was visiting from Hamburg and a group of our friends to your current exhibit. We all loved it!!
Jennifer, Grants Coordinator, M.E. Raker Foundation
Sponsored by WAJI Majic 95.1, ABC 21 WPTA, the M. E. Raker Foundation, Wilson Foundation, Auer Foundation and Fort Wayne Sister Cities International.