Annual Sängerfest to draw German choirs Saturday

Nine choirs will be performing in Fredericksburg on Saturday, Sept. 21, as part of the annual Texanischer Gebirgs Sängerfest.

Hosted by the Hermann Sons Mixed Choir, the Sängerfest will be held at the St. Mary’s Holy Family Center.

The Sängerfest will begin at 1:15 p.m. with introductions, singing of the anthems and traditional songs and the presentation of each choir’s flag and the rosette they receive for attending the event.

City of Fredericksburg Mayor Jeryl Hoover is also expected to attend.

A children’s choir, the Beethoven Kinderchor, will sing, followed by eight adult choirs from the Texas Hill Country Choral Society, including the Germania Chor, Arion Männerchor, Heimatmelodie Gemischter Chor, Beethoven Damenchor, Beethoven Männerchor, New Braunfels Gemischter Chor Harmonie, San Antonio Liederkranz and Hermannsöhne Gemischter Chor.

Two of the choirs are from Fredericksburg while the others are from San Antonio, New Braunfels and Corpus Christi.

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