62nd Southern Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois District



SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2015 AT 5:30

Evansville, IN – Germania Maennerchor will host the 62nd Southern Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois District Saengerfest (Singing Festival) at Victory Theatre on May 30, 2015 at 5:30pm. An approximate choir of 300 singers will perform on stage for the public cultural songs from Germany.

The Singing festival has a long tradition among our clubs. The first Saengerfest was held in the 1920’s. Germania last hosted the District Saengerfest in 2000 and then hosted the National Saengerfest in 2007. Clubs from Springfield, Dayton, Cincinnati, OH; Louisville, KY;
Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, IN; and Peoria, IL; will join Evansville to celebrate our German Heritage and culture through singing.

Germania Maennerchor was founded on February 4, 1900, by fourteen gentlemen who wanted to preserve their German culture through songs and in word. Germania grew quickly and joined the District in 1950. Social memberships and the Ladies Auxiliary were formed to accommodate those who didn’t sing, but wanted to be part of the organization. The Damenchor (Ladies Choir) was formed in 1945.

The Saturday night concert at the Victory Theater is open to the public. The concert will feature selections for men and women’s choirs with combined numbers. The songs range from the 18th century through the 20th century. A few of following selections are: “Die Lotusblume”; “Das Morgenrot” and “Alte Kameraden”. The majority of the singers are amateurs, but the combined sound of 300 voices is a fabulous experience. The choir will be joined on a select number of songs by Evansville’s own Rhine Valley Brass Band.

Tickets for District Saengerfest go on sale on Saturday, March, 21, 2015 at 12:00pm. Tickets are $17.50 for adults and $8 for children 13 and under. Tickets can be purchased at Ford Center Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com or charge by phone 1-800-745-3000.

For additional information, please contact Glenn Boberg at 812-303-0089 or at grbalpha157omega@aol.com

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