The spring concert is now behind us and was well received by a very large crowd. The songs were beautiful, especially the presentations of the Ladies Chorus, proud to show off their new dirndls.
Their song “Ach wãre ich wieder daheim” brought even this editor a tear to my eye, and I am sure to many of us originally from Germany. Teutonia Men’s Choir made a good presentation of their selections and the mixed choir surprised us with a wonderful presentation of “An der Weser”.
We herd the Kinderchor, so much improved over the years, the Schweitzer Maennerchor presented four songs and the Bloomfield Liedertafel surprised us with four selections and “ Muss I denn zum Staedele hinaus”. I had the feeling our director Ed Helgerman was very pleased.
Thank you to our Master of Ceremonies, Bill Banzhaf especially mentioning my return after a year not being in the Sängerhalle and thank you to all the wonderful members who welcomed me back.
After the concert, the Gaudi Buam entertained with dances to the sound of their oompah band.
Now the singers are looking forward to their year-end celebration of the season on May 30th and after a short respite, the rehearsals for their trip to Europe.
We hope that everyone will attend the Teutonia picnic and we hope the weather gods are again in our favor. The Teutonia Ladies and gentlemen, mostly singers will be hard at work preparing that good homemade Potato Salad, Sauerkraut and then serve all the Wurst and goodies on the ninth of June. You can wash it down with a cool beer from the Beer Wagon which is included in the entrance price.
It is so great to meet old Teutonia friends and enjoy the great Hank Haller band.
Birthdays are celebrated this month by: Barbara Benvin; Alice Weinbrenner; William Aireheart; John Sliwa; and Kevin Van Shura; To all many good wishes und Herzliche Glückwünsche für das neue Lebensjahr!
Happy get well wishes and good recuperations are going out to Loretta Satori, Peter Brown, Richard Browning, Hans Meier and Kevin Van Shura.