1983 - Getting ready to board the bus for the NorthAmerican Saengerfest in Columbus, Ohio and singing along to Peter Carste
Right: Watching the audience watching us
1981 - Below: First ever 4th of July Party at the Schmidts, which should become an annual event until 1998
1982 - The Maennerchor singing at the Ladies Chorus Spring Concert at the Elks Hall in Elmhurst
Elmhurst Männerchor History
Elmhurst Men's Chorus - Elmhurst, Illinois' oldest organization - Founded in 1907
1985 - Father's Day at Hermann & Dorothy Pigors' Oak Hill Gardens, Above: the Pigors Family
Right: Franz Kundmann, Tony Uhlen and Willi Bren in charge of the brats
Below: Uhlens & Brens, center Hans Neufeld & Klaus Schmidt, on the right Kundmanns & Ulbrichs w. Baerbel Carste & Hannelore Schoenauer
Plenty of fun and a wonderful concert at the North American Song Festival in Cincinnati/Ohio
1991: the Maennerchor had grown again to almost 40 active singers. Retiring Director Ludwig Lohmiller and his successor John Olivo front row center.
1989 - 'Men in shorts' at the annual Maennerchor picnic at Joe Wagner's mink farm in Winfield. Joe Wagner (right) was the owner of York Furrier in Elmhurst and the Maennerchor picnic was a stomping ground for many local and national politicians back then, especially in election years (oh the stories we could tell).
1991 - Always lots of fun (rain or shine), above: Another Fourth of July at the Schmidts, below: 3 weeks later at Germanfest, Milwaukee
THE ELMHURST MAENNERCHOR STAMMTISCH
In 1989, new President Klaus Schmidt started this brand new tradition, back then at the Heidelberg Restaurant in Elmhurst
- these days every 3rd Saturday of the month at 11:00 a.m. at the Schnitzelplatz in Glendale Heights