Elmhurst Harmonie begins rehearsals Jan. 17

Posted1/13/2022 4:56 PM

The Elmhurst Harmonie is starting rehearsals for the new season on Jan. 17.

If you love to sing (and are vaccinated) join the Monday night rehearsals. Any age is welcome.


Rehearsals are 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 17-Feb. 14 at the Elks Lodge, 711 W. St. Charles Road, three blocks west of Route 83 in Elmhurst/Villa Park.

Please contact Marlis at elmhurstchorus@gmail.com -- or stop by any Monday nigh We're looking forward to meeting you -- bring a friend!

Glen Sorgatz, a retired music educator and choral director, is the new director. The chorus will be preparing for the upcoming regional song festival in June in Wisconsin.

Learn more at www.elmhurstharmonie.com.

In 2019, two groups, the Elmhurst Men's Chorus and Elmhurst Ladies' Chorus, joined to form the Elmhurst Harmonie.

The roots of this newly merged chorus go as far back as 1894, when the original Elmhurst Maennerchor was founded -- only to falter a few years later. Dedicated to keep the tradition alive, it was revived one more time in 1907, becoming the oldest social organization in Elmhurst. In 1936, under the guidance of Ludwig Lohmiller, the Elmhurst Ladies Chorus was born, soon being the largest women's chorus in the area. While working side by side together all those years, in 2019 both choruses finally decided to unite.

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