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Washington Sängerbund
~ founded 1851 ~


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Upcoming Events:

Printable schedule of upcoming Washington Sängerbund events:
                  2009 Concerts & Events    (pdf document - Adobe Acrobat Reader required)

Oktoberfest Saturday, September 26, 2009, 11:00am - 6:00pm - Oktoberfest in Lovettsville, VA.
Held in downtown Lovettsville, Virginia, located off Route 287 (Berlin Pike) in Loudoun County.
Music and dancing throughout the afternoon. Delicious German food like Bratwurst, Knockwurst, Sauerkraut, etc. served by the Washington Sängerbund. You can find us right in front of the big Oktoberfest tent.
Click for Map

Oktoberfest Saturday, October 3, 2009, noon - 6pm
Oktoberfest of the Mid Atlantic Brewers Association in Shirlington, VA

2700 S.Quincy St, Arlington, VA, click for MAP .
The Washington Sängerbund will serve tasty grilled bratwurst and other German food to accompany the local brew. Afternoon entertainment with band music and dancers in the plaza.

Sunday, November 1, 2009, 2:00 pm
Singing at ‘Totensonntag’ service at Prospect Hill Cemetery, 2201 North Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002.

The cemetery is a designated historical landmark and is the burial site of many prominent German-Americans, including the first president of the Washington Sängerbund, Julius Viedt.

Concert Sunday, November 15, 2009, 5pm - Fall Concert ‘Mostly Mendelssohn’
Held at the elegant Fairfax Ballroom, 9001 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax,Va. 22031.
The Washington Sängerbund will be accompanied by members of the Prince William Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductor David Montgomery.
Food and drink available. Dancing after the concert with Mike Surratt's ‘Continentals’.

Friday, December 4, 2009 - Christmas at the Brewmaster's Castle.
At the Heurich Mansion the Washington Sängerbund will perform German Christmas carols and lead a sing-along with familiar Christmas songs. Performing at 7 and at 8 pm. Doors open at 6:00pm for tours of the mansion. Refreshments. Suggested donation of $10 to support the Brewmaster's Castle, 1307 New Hampshire Ave, NW, Washington, DC (one block from Dupont Circle Metro station)

Click for location of the Brewmaster's Castle.

Sunday, December 20, 2009, 3 pm - Traditional Christmas Concert
United Church (Concordia Kirche), 20th & G Streets, NW, Washington, DC.
for map.

Fasching Saturday, February 13, 2010 - Annual Fasching/Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball -
Come join us at our festive Costume Prize Masquerade Ball held at the same fabulous Grand Ballroom at 9001 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax, VA. Enjoy live dance music by two great bands playing a wide variety of music, including waltzes, polkas, disco, sambas, and other Karneval, Latin and ballroom dances. Savor delicious German food specialties, German and domestic beer and wine, soft drinks, and champagne.

Our Mission Statement:
The Washington Sängerbund strives to preserve German song and the German language.
The organization cultivates the study of music and instructs the members in choral singing
and in the theoretical knowledge of music.
The Washington Sängerbund is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization.

Be a friend of the Washington Sängerbund
Individuals and organizations may treat donations to the Washington Sängerbund as charitable contributions on their income tax returns. We hope that you will select the Washington Sängerbund as a recipient of your tax-deductible contribution.
Please see our webpage Friends of the WSB.

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Rehearsals every Friday at 7:00pm
with conductor David Montgomery.
We are on vacation right now.

Fall rehearsal start has moved to Monday, August 31, 2009 at 7:30pm.
Concord Clubhouse, 2434 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC (Old Europe Restaurant 2nd floor).
Click here for Map .
You can find us via Metro bus line 30, 32, 34, 35, 36.

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Founded in 1851, the Washington Sängerbund is the Washington, DC, area's oldest German organization. The German singing society performs concerts of German music in the Washington, DC area.

In addition to our concerts, we traditionally hold other large annual events. On a Saturday (Faschings Samstag) in Spring, our Faschingsball (Mardi Gras Ball) draws hundreds of visitors to the elegant, large ballroom in Fairfax, where delicious German food and beverages are available, costume prizes are awarded and we dance for hours to great live music!

Bier Stein In September and October you can find us selling authentic, delicious, German sausages and beer at several area Oktoberfests. Check our schedule here at our web site for the latest details, or ask to be put on our WSB mailing list (See above).

You can call our telephone hot line: 202-310-4691 for the latest news.

Follow any of the links to learn about our long, distinguished history, to meet our conductor, to sing with us, to learn how to become a Friend of the Washington Saengerbund or to join our mailing list, to read articles and see photos of our events, or to see our detailed rehearsal schedule.