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KMD 150

Kingston Maennerchor
and Damenchor

37 Greenkill Avenue Kingston, New York 12401 - 845-338-3763

KMD 150

NYSSB Tapstry Front

Welcome to the 38th
NYS Saengerbund Sängerfest.
We hope that you can join our 150th Anniversary Celebration weekend of
Song and Gemütlichkeit
9 and 10 June 2018.

Mit freundlichen Sängergrüßen
und Kameradschaft,
your host the
Kingston Maennerchor
and Damenchor

NYSSB Tapstry Back

For more information about what's
happening in Kingston click on the lyre.
Go to the Kingston Maennerchor and Damenchor Web Site.

Mid-Hudson Valley

Capital District

Utica/Gloversville, NY

Syracuse, NY

Binghamton, NY

Rochester, NY

Buffalo, NY


Herzlich Willkommen

Greetings to all singers, delegates, and guests,

The Kingston Maennerchor and Damenchor is is honored and proud to host the 38th Sängerfest and welcome you to Kingson as we celebrate our 150th Anniversary of German heritage. We are working diligently to ensure that this weekend is enjoyable and memorable for all participants.

Our goal is to continue promoting and advancing German culture and tradition through music and song while maintaining the high standards of previous Sängerfeste.

Our Sängerfest weekend will afford all of us many unique opportunities to renew old friendships and form new ones while pursuing our common love of music through German culture and song. We are striving to make this weekend an entertaining, pleasant, and rewarding experience for you and hope that you are planing to join us for our weekend of song and Gemütlichkeit on 9 and 10 June 2018.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need further information. Thank you again for your endorsement, courtesy, and continued support. We look forward to working with you and your organization on this event.

Sängerfest 2018 Hildegard Edling 845-757-5135




Dr. Dorcinda Knauth

We are pleased to introduce our Festdirigentin, Dr. Dorcinda C. Knauth. Dorcinda has guided and directed us for the past six years. She is a Kingston native whose first introduction to the German language was in classes at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church conducted by Helga Bruening and Fred Hatesaul from our Maennerchor. Her first music lessons were from our Assistant Music Director, Sherry Thomas. So we definitely lay claim to her not only as a Kingston native but as a reflection of just how far the arms and hearts of the Maennerchor can reach.

Dorcinda received her Ph.D. in Ethnomusicoloty in 2010 at the University of Pittsburgh. She holds a M.A. in Ethnomusicology from the University of Pittsburgh and two Bachelor of Arts degrees from Lebanon Valley College. Dorcinda is an adjunct professor at Dutchess Community College.




Zur Erinnerung

'Brüder und Schwestern auf Leben und Tod'

An einem Festtag so wie heute,
wo jeder an das Sängerfest denkt,
wo alle ihre Stimmen erheben,
voll Stolz und Liebe zu ihrem Erbe,
Dann erinnern wir uns tief in unseren Herzen,
Die lieben Mitglieder
die nicht mehr mit uns sind.

In Memory
On a festive day such as today,
Where each of us think about the Sängerfest,
Where everyone lifts their voices high,
Full of pride and love of their heritage,
Then deep within our hearts we remember,
The dear members
That are no longer with us.
' Brothers and Sisters
in Life and in Death'


Church   Services

There are many fine places to worship in Kingston and Saugerties.
We have listed some here for your convenience.

Kingston NY Church Services
St Joseph's Catholic Church
242 Wall St. at Main St., Kingston NY
Sat. 5PM     Sunday 7AM, 8:30AM, 10AM, 11:30AM
Redeemer Lutheran Church
104 Wurts Street Kingston, NY
Sunday 10:15 AM
St Mary's Catholic Church
166 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401
Sat. 5PM     Sunday 8 AM, 9:30AM, 11AM, 12:30PM
Trinity Lutheran Church
72 Spring St. at Hone St. Kingston NY
Sat. 5PM     Sunday 10:30 AM
Immaculate Conception RCC
667 Delaware Avenue, Kingston, NY
Sat. 4:30PM     Sunday 8 AM, 9:30AM, 11AM
Old Dutch Church (1852)
272 Wall Street Kingston, NY 12401
Sunday 10:30 AM

Saugerties NY Church Services
St. John the Evangelist RCC
915 NY-212, Saugerties, NY 12477
Sat. 5 PM     Sunday 8:30AM, 10:30AM
Atonement Lutheran Church
100 Market Street Saugerties, NY 12477
Sunday 9:00 AM
St. Mary of the Snow RCC
36 Cedar St, Saugerties, NY 12477
Sat. 4:30PM     Sunday 8 AM, 11:30PM
United Methodist Church
67 Washington Ave., Saugerties, NY 12477
Sunday 10:30 AM
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
61 Main St, Glasco, NY 12432
Sat. 4:00PM     Sunday 9:30AM
Reformed Church of Saugerties
173 Main Street Saugerties, NY 12477
Sunday 10:30 AM


Links to Ulster County

For more information about Things to Do in Ulster County
Please visit these Websites.

City of Kingston, NY

Kingston Visitor Center

Deising's Bakery

Ulster County Tourism

Hudson River Cruises

Trolley Museum Kingston, NY

Saugerties Tourism

Saugerties Chamber of Commerce

Smokehouse of the Catskills 1 - Deutsche Metzgerei

Smokehouse of the Catskills 2 - Deutsche Metzgerei

Adams Fairacre Farms 1560 Ulster Ave, Lake Katrine, NY


If you have any questions on any aspect of Sängerfest 2018,
please call or e-mail at your convenience:

Hildegard Edling 845-757-5135

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