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Gottscheer Relief Association, New York

Gottscheer Männerchor

Description:  Non-profit Men’s Choir, dedicated to fostering choral singing and preserving the cultural values of the Gottscheer heritage.

 

History:  The Gottscheer Männerchor was founded on April 1, 1900 in Brooklyn, New York, by young European immigrants, who came to the United States in search of a better way of life.  It was the first Gottscheer organization in the Eastern United States, dedicated to serving the needs of the Gottscheer immigrants in their new neighborhoods, loyalty to the country and faithfulness to the Gottscheer heritage.

 

For over a century since its founding, the choir has met many challenges and has had many notable achievements, and its present members are fully committed to continue the old tradition.

 

Since 1964, the Männerchor and the Deutsch Gottscheer Gesangverein (Ladies Choir), are jointly programming their choral activities as “Gottscheer Chöre”.  Two record albums and a songbook have been published.  A European tour was arranged with performances along the way in Germany and Austria and a visit to the old Gottscheer homeland.

 

Here, in the USA and Canada, the choirs participate regularly at the Gottscheer Treffen and in programs with other local organizations.  Performances in churches in the neighborhood and out of state, the traditional Spring and Fall Concerts, Christmas and various holiday presentations usually amount to over eight public performances in a season.


       Annual General Meeting & Dinner

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Frühlingskonzert  -  Spring Concert

& Dinner Dance

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Herbstkonzert - Fall Concert

& Dinner Dance

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For additional information, call

GOTTSCHEER HALL  (718) 366-3030

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St. Matthias Church, Ridgewood, NY, Jan. 4, 2004

Officers:
    Albert Belay     - President
    Albert Petsche   - Vice President
    Hermann Rom      - Financial Secr.
    Andreas Petsche  - Treasurer
    Dietrich Keppler - Recording Secr.

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657 Fairview Avenue
Ridgewood, New York 11385
tel: 718-366-3030