Saturday, March 2, 2019

The Funeral Service for Kurt Siegert

St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church
March 2, 2019

Kurt Siegert
May 1923 - January 2019

Kurt Siegert was the father of Ingrid Siegert; the Organist and Choir Director at St. Martin's Episcopal Church.

Mr. Siegert was an accomplished violinist and conductor. He was born in Berlin, Germany on May 26, 1923. Mr. Siegert studied violin with Berlin Philharmonic violinist Alfred Hornoff. He also studied music theory and conducting with Georg Oskar Schumann. Mr. Siegert and his family immigrated to Norfolk, Virginia in 1948. Mr. Siegert played with both the Norfolk and Richmond Symphony Orchestras, where he met his future wife, Barbara, who was also a violinist. During the 1950s, he played with the Boston Pops for six years under conductor Arthur Fiedler. Later he became assistant concertmaster for the English recording artist, Mantovani. In the 1960s, Mr. Siegert and his wife formed the Kurt Siegert Strings, and began playing at hotels and banquet halls. 

---From the Louisville Courier Journal

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