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Chorus

HSB Singers

The Hartford Sängerbund Chorus is the backbone of this wonderful club for almost 150 years. It is one of the oldest German singing organizations in the country. Established in 1858, two years before Abraham Lincoln became president of this beautiful country of ours and also before the Civil War. We are very proud of our past accomplishments, especially the concerts we give twice a year that give pleasure to many of our friends and families in German and English songs. We also participate in many other affairs. We invite you to join our chorus and our club as a member. Our rehearsals are Friday evenings. After rehearsals, you can participate in our fun and Gemuetlichkeit in the club's beautiful Grill Room. Food and refreshments are also available. To be German is not essential, singing in any language is international so try it. We have openings in our chorus. Come and see us on Friday nights. Men and women are welcome.

“Treu dem deutschen Lied”
(True to German song)

This has been the motto of the Hartford Sängerbund since its founding in 1858 – 159 years ago. Even the very name of our club, Hartford Sängerbund, has “singers” in its name. It is not merely a name or a motto, it is a sacred trust the founding members left for us to follow and keep.

This coming year we reach a great milestone of that trust as we celebrate 160 continuous years of German singing. We must be resolved to carry on that sacred trust because when any organization loses sight of the of the original purpose for which it was created, or even merely takes it for granted – that somehow it will always be there – then it is bound to flounder and ultimately fail.

We have seen it happen far too often in recent years among our brother German clubs. We must not let that happen to us. Now is the time for our members to take up the torch of German song passed to us by our founders and carry it brightly into a vibrant future.

Just as the Bierfest would not happen without the dedication and participation of all those of us who volunteer and work to make it happen, so too the rich and sacred tradition of German song, for which this “Singers Association” was founded in 1868, will not continue if those who could sing sit on the sidelines and wait for someone else to do it.

It is time for us to stand up for our club and take up the at torch and carry it proudly into the future. Come, all German singers, add your voices to keep our long tradition strong and make our 160th Anniversary Concert on June 9, 2018, a concert to be proud of and long remembered.

Richard Clarke
Music Director

Christmas Concert 2016

 

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