Saengerchor -Boston was founded in 1888 as the Schwäbischer Männerchor (men’s choir). During the last century the “choir” was expanded to include women. This augmented chorus rehearses and presents frequent concerts, including dinner dances at their home base, the Boylston Schul-Verein (BSV German Club) in Walpole, Massachusetts.
Past choir director, the late Claus Hasbrouck, specialized in his own arrangements of many traditional German art and folk songs providing the choir with a rich repertoire which is still used today. Often the choir ends the Christmas season singing German and Austrian carols including “Stille Nacht.” Fasching brings a light hearted celebration to the choir with a repertoire of Carnival songs sung in costume.
The Mayfest event signals the beginning of summer, when the choir festivals go on hiatus, singing again at the BSV Sommerfest and Oktoberfest before the October Cabaret program. Past performances have included light opera, themed skits, “Zigeunerabend” (A Gypsy Evening), plays, and Cabaret. Come join us for the creative fun, German culture, and Gemütlichkeit!