San Antonio Liederkranz Anniversary Concert
About The Show
The San Antonio Liederkranz will celebrate its 125th anniversary with a free concert on June 25, 2017 at 3 p.m. True to its roots, the concert will feature German songs as well as a broad spectrum of pop, opera, highly-regarded Broadway show tunes and patriotic numbers. The choir will be joined by piano accompanist Rob Jenkins and the New Braunfels Village Brass Band. Translations of all German or Latin songs will be provided.
Doors open at 2 p.m., with food and drink for sale. The concert begins at 3 p.m. and will last approximately 2 hours, with an intermission. Liederkranz Associate Members will have access to a limited number of reserved seats.
Established in 1892 by the German Catholic immigrant congregation that built St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 20 years earlier, the San Antonio Liederkranz was formed to beautify the German-language liturgical services and sing at the German festivals of the parish and the community. The choir has toured Germany three times, performing twice at the residence of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Today, the Liederkranz is made up of more than fifty singers from many ethnic and religious backgrounds. The chorus presents annual Christmas and Spring concerts and participates regularly in the Sängerfests (“singing festivals”) of two German singing unions. The Liederkranz is hired to sing at weddings and other private occasions. The choir has continued to sing masses at St. Joseph’s since the 1890s, including Christmas Midnight Mass, Easter Mass, St. Joseph the Worker feast day and seven other Masses during the year.
For more information on joining the the San Antonio Liederkranz as a singer or an Associate Member, contact Bill Riebe at 210-494-7179 or visit www.saliederkranz.org.