HEINZ SCHWARTZ †
We are very sad to have to report the death of our good friend Heinz Schwartz in hospital in Würselen, Germany, on Saturday 29 October 2011 at the age of only 62.
For the last 15 years Heinz has been a loyal supporter and a regular visiting member of the Cathedral Voluntary Choir (formerly the Cathedral Special Choir). He was a fine musician, playing cello and trombone as well as singing; as a singer he had spent half a century in church and secular choirs; he plumbed the subterranean depths that most other basses can’t reach; and he was an expert liturgist.
He sang on all of our choir tours – four to America, three to Exeter Cathedral, and four to Germany (which he was heavily involved in organising); it was through Heinz’ quiet but persistent diplomacy that we were permitted to sing the first-ever Anglican Evensong in Aachen Cathedral in 2000.
He will be sorely missed.
Below are links to the personal tribute written and read by our good friend Bernhard Wiesemann, and the eulogy read by the Priest as part of his address at Heinz’ funeral.
To mark what would have been Heinz’ 64th birthday on Sunday 25 March (2013), David Clark has very kindly provided translations of these.