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Celebrating 150 Years Of German Culture Through Song

This year the Fort Wayne Maennerchor/ Damenchor is proudly “Celebrating its 150th year of German Culture through Song”. Throughout these years the Maennerchor/ Damenchor has presented free concerts, opened to the public, in which we sing traditional German songs in the German language. We also serve German foods at our periodic dinners and enjoy Fish Frys every month, for nominal costs, all open to the public.

Throughout this year of Celebration, we will be holding special events and occasions with an invitation to the community to come and celebrate with us. We hope you will be watching for these upcoming announcements.

First among these events is our Fruelingsfest (Spring Festival) held on Saturday, March 23rd, at our clubhouse, Park Edelweiss, at 3355 Elmhurst Drive. Doors open at 5:00 PM. The evening will begin at 6:00 PM with an authentic German Schlachtfest (Bratwurst) dinner with sour kraut and all the trimmings. The cost is adults, $12.00/children $6.00. The dinner will be followed by a Choral concert with 35 voices of the Ft. Wayne Maennerchor/ Damenchor, directed by Thomas Remenschneider, former director of the Ft. Wayne Philharmonic Chorus. A highlight of the evening is the presentation of winners of an essay contest for local high school German students answering the question, how knowledge of German heritage/culture has impacted the student. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded.