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NEWS

On Saturday night, October 19th, 2019, Concordia's annual Oktoberfest celebration was held at Immaculate Conception's Activity Center.  A good time was had by all!

On Saturday, October 5th, the Concordia Singers sang at Saint Peter Claver Parish for their German Heritage Mass.

Carol J. Schmidt

Carol J. Schmidt, age 75, avid seamstress and performing arts enthusiast, passed away peacefully on Friday Sept. 27, 2019.

She is survived by mother, Helen Fredrick, daughter, Wendy + (Bobby) Huynh, son, Wayne +(Julie) Kaufmanschimdt and, son, Curtis +(Susan) Schmidt. Proud grandmother of Fredrick, Claire, Alec and Max. She is preceded by her husband, Donald W. Schmidt. Carol will be fondly remembered by family and friends for her endless enthusiasm and kind heart.

Service to be held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church: 917 Mead ave, Sheboygan at 11am on Friday, October 4th, 2019.

On Friday, September 13 the Concordia Singers sang at the Dedication of the Sister City Peace Gardens and the Re-Dedication of the Peace Pole down by the lakefront in Sheboygan.  Also in attendance were members from our sister city, Esslingen, Germany.

63rd National Sängerfest in Peoria, Illinois
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On May 16-17-18-19, 2019, several singing societies from around the United States attended the 63rd National Sängerfest in Peoria, IL.

On Thursday evening all were invited to attend the Dämerschoppen which was held at the Lindenhoff, home of the Peoria German American Society.,

On Friday evening, May 17th several of the different groups from different regions performed for one another in the Empfangskonzert. The Wisconsin Saengerbezirk performed three selections under the direction of Concordia's own director, Frederick Strassburger at the Peoria Civic Center's Grand Ballroom..

On Saturday, all singers rehearsed together under three guest choir directors and then performed later that afternoon in the Peoria Civic Center Arena. Following the concert all singers and guests enjoyed a wonderful dinner together in the Civic Center.

On Sunday morning, May 19th, many of those who attendied the National Sängerfest enjoyed the Frühshoppen, which was held at Hickory Grove, the picnic grounds owned by the Peoria German American Society.

 Concordia Singing Society presents Scholarship Award
 

Gesangverein Concordia, a 159 yr. old German singing society in Sheboygan, presented a check for $1000 to the Sheboygan Lutheran High School Music Department at a joint concert on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.

Concordia is a mixed voice chorus founded in 1860 with the goal of perpetuating the German heritage and language in song. New members are welcome.
For more information, contact Ted Baumgartner at (920) 803-0350.

April 7th, 2019 - Kommers Competition in Wauwatosa

 

On Sunday, April 7th, 2019, Concordia Gesangverein attended the annual Kommers Competition which was held at Hart Park in Wauwatosa, WI along with other German Choirs from throughout the state of Wisconsin.

Each of the choirs prepare two selections for the competition and are then judged by three judges and the choir with the highest score is awarded the trophy.