The Ben Horch Story

Audio Files

Release Date: 19 November 2007

“Once in a generation or two, a gifted, charismatic leader emerges within a religious and ethnic community to leave an indelible cultural and spiritual legacy. Such a leader is a ‘ Wegweiser ‘ (one who shows the way) for his people and changes the goal and direction of artistic and spiritual development for generations to come. Ben Horch was such a leader in the sphere of music…”

George Wiebe, Mus.D

 

 

Contents

Abbreviations
Foreword
Preface

PART ONE – Beginnings

Prologue
One: 1907-1909, From Russia to Winnipeg
Two: 1909-1929, Home
Three: 1909-1929, Church
Four: 1914-1929, School

PART TWO, 1929-1943 – Musical Apprenticeship

Five: 1929-1939, Teacher, Conductor and Kurseleiter
Six: 1939-1943, Studies in California

PART THREE, 1943-1955 – Master Musician

Seven: 1943-1955, Winkler, Morden, Winnipeg Orchestra
Eight: 1944-1955, Kurseleiter and Kernlieder
Nine: 1944-1951, Mennonite Brethren Bible College
Ten: 1951-1955, Detmold & MBBC

PART FOUR, 1955-1973 – The Call of Radio

Eleven: 1955-1957, Radio Station KWSO, California
Twelve: 1957-1959, Radio Station CFAM, Altona
Thirteen: 1959-1973, CBC Radio, Winnipeg

PART FIVE, 1973-1992 – RETIREMENT

Fourteen: 1973-1992, Retirement (1)
Fifteen: 1973-1992, Retirement (2)

Epilogue
Bibliography
Index