After Christian Grube has stepped back as conductor of Kammerchor der UdK Berlin, an era has come to its end. It may seem melodramatic to say so, but is nonetheless true. Since he retired from his professorship in choral direction at Universität der Künste Berlin, Christian still sticked to his ideals and kept on leading the ensemble he had founded back in 1978, and has been shaping as its sole conductor during the past four decades. Now, at 84 years of age, he finally decided to no longer run in front. Heaven knows whether and how his work can be continued. At any rate, I am deeply grateful to have witnessed the final stage of his activity in Berlin. It’s been fourteen years of extraordinary artistic and personal influence that helped me sharpen my ear, brain, and musical understanding by singing and performing under Christian’s charismatic guidance. Thank you so much!