Trinity Episcopal Church
484 Lime Rock Road
Lakeville, CT 06039
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More information about our Music Director, Christine Gevert
Christine's early studies were at the Deutsche Schule in Santiago, Chile. She later studied Organ, Basso-continuo, Choir conducting, and Music Theory at the Conservatorio Nacional de Chile, and continued her study of Organ and Early Music Performance at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Hamburg, Germany, Choir conducting at the Berliner Kirchenmusikschule, and in Harpsichord with Nicholas Parle in London.
Her teaching experience includes Basso-continuo at the Kirchenmusikschule, Berlin (Germany), and several master classes at Universidad Catolica de Chile and at Festival Villarica in Chile and the Early-Music Festivals in Europe including Thüringen and Schwedt. She has taught baroque tuning methods in Würzburg, Germany and early vocal techniques and baroque ensemble in Santiago de Chile, and has led a harpsichord class at the Remscheider Cembalotage, Germany.
As solo organist and harpsichordist and ensemble leader, she performed in Hamburg, Hanover, Berlin, Cologne, Leipzig, Dresden, Lübeck, Kiel, Dortmund, Heidelberg and Bremen. In Chile, she performed with the ensembles Capella Antiqua, Pentagrama, Orquesta Sinfonica de Chile, and Orquesta de Camara Universidad Catolica, and, as a assistant conductor and continuo player, with the Coro de la Universidad de Chile, Coro Collegium Josquin, Madrigalistas de la Universidad Catolica among others. For six years she was the Music Director for the 1st Santiago Community Church in Chile, as well as for the Lutheran Pauluskirche. In Germany, she performed with the Berliner Bachsolisten, the Berliner Bachorchester, Spandauer Kantorei, Hamburger Vocal Ensemble, Friedberger Kantorei, La Giola, L'Arpa Festante, Musica Poetica, Chursächsische Capell, Estudio MusicAntigua (European Tour), and Ars Antique Lipsiensis among many others. Recently she conducted Vivaldi's “Gloria” with the Crescendo Choir and the L'Orchestre de Chambre Français on tour in the US.
She has recorded for Carpe Diem records, Berlin, since 1995, and can be heard on the early German Baroque CD "Dulcis Memoriae" before joining Les Inégales, with whom she has been on several European and South-American Tours, as well as performing at the East coast (Boston Early Music Festival 2001). With Les Inégales she has recorded "Ordinaire de la chambre du roi" for Carpe Diem in 1998 and “A la Bach” in 2004.
Since 2001 she is the organist and choir director at Trinity Episcopal Church, Lime Rock and the artistic director of Crescendo!
Learn more about the music program at Trinity Lime Rock.
At Trinity Lime Rock we have an instrument quite unlike the classic German organs on which Miss Gevert performed for many years. Read her notes from the concert program of 1/5/03 about the use of a digital organ for Baroque music.