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What is the
New York State Saengerbund Inc.?

As German-speaking immigrants settled around the state, they brought with them a love of choral singing and formed choruses like those back in their heimat. In 1897 twenty-two choruses pledged to support each other, encourage competitive singing, and advocate camaraderie. Thus the saengerbund was founded.

This host association is the umbrella organization uniting German choruses from throughout New York State. Our mission is to promote and advance German culture, heritage, and tradition through music and song to communities all over the state. We meet these objectives in several ways:

  • Encourage and support local concerts, festivals, and celebrations of traditional Germanic heritage.

  • Promote the biennial statewide singing festival known as a Saengerfest. The Saengerfest comprises two days of concerts, dances, and choral events.

  • Distribute grants for German scholarship, youth choral programs, and funding for public concerts and community education.

Our only sources of income are contributions from the local choruses and endowments directly to the Memorial Fund for use in grants and scholarship.

If you have a loved one, parent or grandparent who emigrated from Germany, Austria, or Switzerland and would like to remember them in a special way; please send your memorial gift to your local chorus to be forwarded to the Saengerbund.

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New York State Saengerbund Inc.

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This website is dedicated to the Memory of all our Departed Members, Singers, and Friends of the New York State German-American Communities
who developed and established our culture, heritage, and tradition

Thank You to all
who have supported this effort.


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December 1999

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