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Production date: 2009
As courting singles in the 1950s, John Klassen and Bertha Pauls toured the country as tenor and pianist with the Gospel Light Quartet. They married and remained committed to Gospel Light’s music ministry – in English, German and Russian – until their retirement in 1999. Bertha accompanied soloists, ensembles and choirs while John sang in choirs, quartets, sextets and octets. Together, they revived the Gospel Light Singers in 1995. Both played and taught a variety of instruments, but Bertha is best known as a pianist and John as a symphony violinist.