After 48 years, hans-jurgen schiphorst has handed over the baton at the 1970 marktschorgast singing club. In his honor, a meeting was held in the parish hall to say thank you.
Josef kofer emphasized for the prevented chairman florian graf that schiphorst had been committed to music and choral singing for more than 50 years. With the blessing song "good luck and many blessings on all your ways" the active players wished their outgoing choir leader all the best for the future.
The former chairmen horst schrepfer and gunter gallasch looked back on the successful years of the choral society under choirmaster hans-jurgen schiphorst and acknowledged his merits.
Christa schrepfer, thanked even in versform. A 13-stanza gstanzl also provided merriment and a sing-along.
Schiphorst was not only active for the choral society in 1970. From 1978 to 1982 he was youth advisor of the sangerkreis bayreuth and from 1982 to 2003 kreischorleiter. He served on the music committee of the french sangerbund from 1993 to 2005. Hans-jurgen schiphorst is honorary choir director in bayreuth and honorary member of the french choral society.
Before josef kofer opened the buffet, hans-jurgen schiphorst said: "it only remains for me to thank all the loyal singers and the chairmen of our association, whom i have had the privilege of accompanying over the years and decades and who have been with me through thick and thin. I also think especially of all our deceased foundation members and of all those who helped our choir to be successful and active for such a long time. All this I could only do because I had a partner at my side, who had understanding and kept my back free. Thank you gretl!"