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Concordia Choir Spokane

 

Photo taken 2016

 

Concordia Choir Events Schedule

LOOKING AHEAD to SPRING:  2017 Nord-Pacific Saengerfest in Kelowna, B.C.

The Concordia Choir Spokane will participate in the Nord Pacific Song Festival in Kelowna, B.C. over the Memorial Day weekend, 2017.  Eight German choirs from Washington and British Columbia will individually perform German folk songs and selections from Classical music.  At the end, all choirs combine in a mass choir on stage.  If you enjoyed the recent Pioneer Day event at the German Club, just imagine the glorious sound of eight combined choirs.

The Concordia Choir will travel by bus to Kelowna and there will be enough space on the bus for anyone who want to join them.  Motel accommodations for the 4-day trip can be made at the Sandman Hotel and Suites in Kelowna at special room rates.  Please get in touch with Eberhard Schmidt (509)928-2595, or call Suzanne Capstick (509)624-8025 for details about making room reservations.  The cut-off date for the special room rates is February 27, 2017.  Kelowna is a delightful place to visit, with its beautiful lake and mountains and vineyards.  There are 700 wineries in the area, so of course, many tasting rooms.  This is going to be a lovely little trip; with a singing engagement you will always remember.  You are welcome to join us!  Thank you!  Eberhard Schmidt

 

If you are interested in having the Concordia Choir perform in your area, or for your organization,
please send an e-mail to choir@germanamericansociety-spokane.org

If you are a interested joining the Concordia Choir, please send an e-mail to the above
e-mail address. Note: You need to be a member of the club to be a part of the choir.


History of the Concordia Choir

The roots of the Concordia Choir in Spokane can be traced to 1883 when a German Männerchor (male choir) greeted the arrival of the first Northern Pacific Railroad train in Spokane.  Many German immigrants lived in the Inland Northwest at that time, and by the turn of the century numerous German choirs existed in Spokane.

In 1911 several of these choirs merged into one organization that has become our current Concordia Choir of Spokane.  In 2006 we celebrated our 95th Anniversary.

Our choir members belong to the German American Society of Spokane and meet regularly for club functions at the Deutsches Haus on West 25 Third Avenue.  The Concoria Choir is incorporated as a non-profit organization and its mission is to promote the German culture in song.  We are 45 active singers; most are of German origin.

The choir performs several public concerts during the year at the Deutsches Haus, and organizes a German Christmas service in December at one of the local churches.  The choir also performs by invitation for other groups and charitable institutions.

As part of the North Pacific Sängerbund, Spokane hosted song festivals in 1934, 1958, 1969, 1974 (in conjunction with “EXPO 74”) and most recently in 1993.

 

 

 

 

 


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