Fall Garden Party

Join us Friday, October 5, 2018 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm for a fall-friendly garden party to kick off the new season. There will be brats on the grill, some fun music, and plenty of friends to visit with! We will also follow up on some business from our membership and elections meeting that needs to be voted on. A dinner plate costs $10.00 (brat, potato salad, sauerkraut, roll, pickle, and bottled water). Tickets can be purchased at the door or in our online store.

Location: 2073 East Vimont Ave. SLC, UT 84109 (Home of Matthias and Katie Janke)

RSVP to Tralina Decker 801.550.4383

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Christmas Concert 2017: Stille Nacht

The German Chorus Harmonie, under the direction of Jane Fjeldsted, present their 2017 Christmas Concert, Stille Nacht, December 17th, 7:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 777 South 1300 East, SLC. Bring your family and friends to enjoy an evening of beloved Christmas songs.  Tickets are $8 for general admission, $4 for children (18 and under) and members of the German American Society, and are available for purchase online or at the door. 

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Adventsfeier 2017

Saturday, December 2, 4 PM

Zion Lutheran Church

1070 South Foothill Drive, SLC

 

Ring in the Christmas season with a traditional German dinner followed by a program of festive music, poems, and stories that is sure to bring the Christmas spirit to your hearts and homes. There will be a limited number of stollen and marzipan for sale, so come early for the best selection. The dinner costs $10 for general admission, and $7 for members of the German American Society. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at https://www.utahgermanamericansociety.com/store/2017-adventsfeier-tickets/.

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Volkstrauertag 2017 Photos

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2017 Volkstrauertag Ceremony

The German Chorus Harmonie will sing in this year's Volkstrauertag ceremony at Fort Douglas Military Cemetery on Sunday, November 19th at 10 a.m. 

Volkstraurertag, or The German National Day of Mourning, honors those who have died as victims of war and terror. The holiday has was first observed in its modern form in 1952.

RSVP to germanconsul@kmclaw.com or 801.323.5939.

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German Chorus Harmonie Christmas Concert 2016

For many in the Salt Lake City area, the German Chorus Harmonie's Christmas concert is a highlight of the holiday season. This year the tradition continues on Sunday, December 18th, 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 777 South 1300 E, Salt Lake City, UT. The German Chorus Harmonie is already hard at work practicing for this year's lineup of festive holiday numbers. The concert will also feature the Children's Choir and several guest artists—some of Utah's finest musicians. You don't want to miss this wonderful evening of Christmas music and German culture. Tickets are $6, or $3 for youth (18 and under) and German American Society members, and are available for purchase online or at the door. Be sure to check out the event on Facebook and invite your friends!

Remembering German POWs Interred at Fort Douglas

On July 8, 1945, an American soldier on guard duty fired a machine gun into the sleeping quarters of 250 German POWs. Nine were killed; 19 more were wounded. The nine who died were interred at Fort Douglas Military Cemetery, joining 21 other German POWs who died during 1917-18.

 

A monument in the cemetery is inscribed with the following:

"The German War Memorial to the Victims of War was erected by the German-Americans of the United States of America in cooperation with the American Legion of the State of Utah in memory of the men who died while interned at Fort Douglas during World War I. 

The monument was designed and constructed by Arno Steinecke. It was dedicated on Memorial Day, May 30, 1933. 

Fifty-five years later, in 1988, the monument was restored by sculptor Hans Huettlinger and his son John under arrangements made by the German Air Force and German War Graves Commission. 

Today the restored monument stands in of the victims of both World Wars who are buried here in Fort Douglas Cemetery and to the victims of war and despotism throughout the world. " 

 

The German Chorus Harmonie will sing at this year's Volkstrauertag ceremony at Fort Douglas Military Cemetery on Sunday, November 13th at 10am. Volkstraurertag, or The German National Day of Mourning, honors those who have died as victims of war and terror. 

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2016 Volkstrauertag Ceremony and German POW Documentary

The German Chorus Harmonie will sing in this year's Volkstrauertag ceremony at Fort Douglas Military Cemetery on Sunday, November 13th at 10 a.m. 

Volkstraurertag, or The German National Day of Mourning, honors those who have died as victims of war and terror. The holiday has was first observed in its modern form in 1952.

In addition remembering all those who have died in armed conflicts or as the victims of violent oppression, Sunday's event will pay tribute to the German POWs buried at Fort Douglas. You can learn more about the POWs and the memorial dedicated to them in a documentary called Splinters of a Nation, showing on KUED on Sunday, October 30th at 4 p.m.

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German American Society of Utah Presents "Mostly Mozart" Concert

In recognition of Mozart’s 260th birthday, the German American Society of Utah proudly presents Mostly Mozart, a concert of selections from Mozart and other great composers. The concert will feature the Chamber Choir of the German American Society of Utah with various soloists under the direction of Beatrice Berger. An orchestral ensemble directed by Jack Ashton will also be featured. The event will be followed by a brief reception. This is a free concert, but a $10 donation is suggested.

 

Concert Details

Saturday, October 22, 7:30 PM

 

Cathedral Church of St. Mark

231 E 100 S

Salt Lake City, UT 84111

 

 

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"Mostly Mozart" Chamber Choir Auditions

In honor of Mozart's 260th birthday, the German-American Society of Utah will hold a concert titled "Mostly Mozart" on Saturday, October 22, 6:30 to 9 p.m. at St. Mark's Cathedral in Salt Lake City. As the title suggests, the event will feature choral works by Mozart as well as other classical pieces.

This one-time performance is a special project sponsored by the German-American Society, separate from the German Chorus Harmonie. We invite anyone interested in singing in this special chamber choir to attend auditions on Tuesday, August 9th, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 1030 S Foothill, Salt Lake City.

 

Audition Requirements and Procedure

  • Bring one of your favorite songs including sheet music.
  • In addition, prepare one of the following rounds by Mozart: K 561 “Bonanox” or the  K 553 “ Alleluia” round. Music for these pieces is attached below.
  • Mrs. Berger, the Choral director will do a vocal warm up exercise followed by you singing your song plus round of choice.
  • Please come and try out; this will be a low pressure audition, 

    and the music will be wonderful!

 

Concert and Rehearsal Details

  • The chamber choir will sing mostly works from Mozart’s operas (The Magic Flute) and various masses, e.g., “Venite Populi” K 260 (248a) (8- part Chorus), the unfinished Munich D-minor Kyrie, etc. 
  • All pieces will be sung in original language (German or Latin).
  • Rehearsals will be each Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church (1030 S Foothill)
  • Final dress rehearsal will be Friday, October 21st,  6:30 to 9 p.m. at St. Marks Cathedral in Salt Lake City

 

Contact bee@beevocals.com or lothargulla@comcast.net for further details. 

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