The Houston Saengerbund, founded in 1883, is the oldest musical association in the city. The purpose of the Society is to cultivate the furtherance of song and music, to preserve the German language, to promote the Society's life and to convey good German customs and morals. The Houston Saengerbund has a Maennerchor (men's choir), Damenchor (women's choir), and Gemischterchor (mixed choir). We welcome all who enjoy singing and celebrating German culture.
Singing practice is held every Tuesday at 7:30pm at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church at 1311 Holman St. Click here for directions.
Ring in the Christmas season with us at our German Christmas Concert on December 6
at 7:30 pm. Let your heart be filled with wonderful German Christmas carols in the
nave of First Evangelical Lutheran Church. Following the concert is a reception with
many German goodies and refreshments. Take the opportunity to meet with our singers
and enjoy the evening with us.
Download a flyer for printing here.
The Houston Saengerbund joined several groups for the celebration of the 2016 Leipzig in Houston Festival by participating in the September 27 Glorious Sounds of Leipzig concert. Featured works were by Felix Mendelssohn, Johann Hermann Schein, Max Reger, and of course J.S. Bach. The Gemischterchor sang Verleih uns Frieden, the Damenchor sang Abendlied and the Maennerchor sang Tuerkisches Schenkenlied.
Back on March 7, Preservation Houston donated the restored original city flag to the City of Houston Public Library; in honor of the occasion, the men of the Houston Saengerbund sang the exhumed city song. A month later, the men recorded the song at the KUHF studios on the campus of the University of Houston, as part of a Houston Matters segment on the history of the flag and the song. Well, the segment finally aired on August 16. You can listen to the segment here.
The Houston Saengerbund proudly announces its 2nd Annual Saengerbund Awards
German singing competition, in which singers will compete for $7500 in prize money.
Click here for more information.
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