Maennerchor/Damenchor celebrates 150 years with a variety of events

Thomas Remenschneider directs the Ft Wayne Maennerchor-Damenchor. (News-Sentinel.com file photo)

The Fort Wayne Maennerchor/Damenchor is “Celebrating its 150th year of German Culture through Song” this year.

Throughout the years the Maennerchor/Damenchor has presented free concerts featuring traditional German songs in the German language. It also serves German foods at periodic dinners and enjoys Fish Frys every month, for nominal costs, all open to the public.

Throughout this year of celebration the group will be holding special events and occasions with an invitation to the community to come and celebrate, starting with the annual German mass on Sunday, June 2, at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 518 E. Dewald St., featuring the music of the Maennerchor/Damenchor chorus conducted by Thomas Remenschneider. At 4:30 p.m. that day, join the Maennerchor/Damenchor at Park Edelweiss, 3355 Elmhurst Dr., for the annual concert accompanied by a live band, followed by Heimatabend Dinner at 6 p.m. serving traditional Kasseler Rippchen (smoked pork chops) and all the trimmings. Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children.

On Wednesday, June 5, at 8 p.m., opening day of Germanfest at Headwaters Park, join the choir for a brief concert and presentation calling attention to its anniversary. Then visit the Culture Tent at Headwaters Park, June 5 to 8, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. to learn more about the organization, receive a gift, or purchase a German Cookbook comprised of our members recipes.

For more information, call Patti Knox at (260) 444-3634.

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