Director / Conductor
Marion Kuchenbecker, born in Rostock, founded the Mixed Choir in 1990 and has been leading it ever since with a lot of positive energy and commitment.
She graduated from the Special School for Music Education in Wernigerode and was a member of the Radio Youth Choir and the Chamber Choir of Wernigerode. She studied musicology at the University of Halle until 1984 and after further studies in 1988 at the "Franz Liszt" College of Music in Weimar, where she received her diploma as a choir orchestral conductor. In 1987 she took part actively in a master class under the direction of Helmuth Rilling in collaboration with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig.
From 1984 to 1988, Ms. Kuchenbecker received an artistic assistant at the Pedagogical University Potsdam, where she trained students in choral conducting until 1989, as well as a student choir and the newly founded university orchestra. Due to political differences in the eventful period before the fall of the Berlin Wall, she had to leave the university and then began work at the Städtische Musikschule Potsdam.
In addition to the Mixed Choir, she is also in charge of two children's choirs and the String Orchestra Plus. Ms. Kuchenbecker is also a specialist teacher for early musical education and gives piano lessons.
They are responsible for organising and staging the annual concerts, which are the highlights of the choir's life in December and summer. CDs were also produced with the Mixed Choir.
The concerts take place in Potsdam, but also nationwide and beyond in European cities on stages and in churches. This is due to Mrs. Kuchenbecker's commitment to running and maintaining partnerships and networks.
Since 2008 Tobias Scheetz has been supporting and assisting the choir on the piano preparing the repertoire. He accompanies the choir during
concerts on the organ.
After his study at the evangelic church music school Goerlitz he became church musician and district cantor up to 2002 at the evangelic church circle Zossen. Mr. Scheetz initiated many concert series and district church music days with international guests and he regularly performed oratories, masses and cantatas with the 1990 founded cantata choir Zossen.
1995 – 1997 he graduated from an add-on study at the oecumenical institute for church music at the University of Arts Berlin. His professors were among others Uwe Gronostay (choir conduction) and Prof. Adele Stolte (singing). He passed 1997 with an A-exam (excellent). From 1998-1999 he conducted the oecumenical oratory choir Cottbus. Furhtermore he was working as organist with the "Jeunesses Musicales Worldorchestra" and the ensemble "WELTBLECHWorldbrass".
2003 Mr. Scheetz founded „TonART-Musikservice“ where he began a very multifaceted work in Germany and abroad including the production of many CDs as pianist, organist, cembalist and conductor of diverse programs and music projects.
Tobias Scheetz is working on regular base with the new chamber choir Potsdam and church choir of the Erlöserkirche as well as the oratorio choir of the Friedenskirche Potsdam.
Since 2015 he has been succeeding KMD Prof. Friedrich Meinel as organist at the Potsdamer Erlöserkirche