We are so excited to announce the 100 year anniversary of our rehearsal home, Redeemer Lutheran Church! They have been such gracious and warm hosts to us since we moved there at the beginning fall 2016. We use their lovely church for a multitude of things. The executive board holds meetings there, we have retreats there and of course we rehearse there. We also sing for several church services which is a wonderful experience for us (and we hope for the congregation as well). Everyone we meet is so welcoming and that has made our transition that much easier for us.
If you are curious about the history of the church here is some of the backstory. It was originally constructed by Schuchart & Judell in 1915 and an addition was made in 1916-1917. It is designed in the Neo-Gothic style meaning a revival of the gothic style of architecture (think Notre-dame in Paris).
Another interesting fact is that Redeemer Lutheran was the first Evangelical Lutheran Church in Milwaukee to have services in English. Most Lutheran churches at the time were German or Norwegian and had services in those languages. This make Redeemer more progressive and helped other churches move towards having services in English as well.
If you are curious where this information is sourced from you can find it here.
Thank you again to Redeemer Lutheran for being such wonderful hosts!
Here’s to many more years!