Concordia Choir Spokane
Photo taken 2016
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
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
If you are a interested joining the Concordia Choir, please send an e-mail to
e-mail address. Note: You need to be a member of the club to be a part of the
History of the
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.