On Monday, May 17 some of the members of the Chorus met at the Concordia Hall to visit with a former choir member, Donna Modiz, who is now living in Colorado with her son. It was great being able to visit with her as well as with other singers who have not seen one another in person for over a year.
We have begun to rehearse again on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM! Come and join us!
IHere are two Virtual Choir Christmas songs that were recently recorded - "O Tannenbaum" and "Stille Nacht". (To hear the audio you will need to click on the group of two notes in the bottom right hand corner of the video).
Since we could not meet in person during the pandemic, some of our Concordia family produced a Virtual Choir video of the song "Im Weinparadies". (To hear sound click on the two notes in the bottom right hand corner to enable sound).
On Monday, November 4th, 2020, the Mayor of Sheboygan, Mike Vandersteen, presented Concordia with a Proclamation to commemorate our 160th Anniversary in 2020. President Kevin Greatens and Director Frederick Strassburger were present at the City Council Meeting when it was presented.
We were so saddened by the fact that we are not able to be together to sing as a choir this past year, so we posted some of our past performances on our Facebook page and you can view them by clicking on the link below.
Please note that our Facebook Page is a Public Site so anyone can visit the without being a Facebook member. If you are not a Facebook member you will be asked to either login or signup for Facebook but you can just ignore those things. You can view anything that is posted - you just won't be able to Like or Comment on anything.
We are back to rehearsing together and are working on songs for our Oktoberfest Concert in October. Meanwhile, we hope that you enjoy watching and listening to these past performances.
On Saturday, December 7th, 2019, the Concordia Singers performed German Christmas Carols at the Walderhaus in Kohler, WI.
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.
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
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.