Weinlesefest * Club Dance - Saturday, October 21 - 7:30-11:30 p.m. Music by Immergrun Musikanten Have fun trying to "steal" a bottle of wine without being caught by our "police." Additional dance info below.
Kompass Rose Halloween Party Friday, October 27, 7:30 p.m. - Member event - Come in Costume, door prizes!
Military Ball * Club Dance - Saturday, November 11 - 7:30-11:30 p.m. Additional info below Music by George Tarasek Orchestra
We will honor of our veterans with a special military procession. We invite you to come in uniform!
- Dance Tickets: $5/member and $8/guest if purchased in advance at the Club Bar. - All entrance is $8 per person if purchased on the night of the dance.
- Matt's Saturday dinner menu is available from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
- Additional Club information on the Dining/Bar/Dance page. * The two dance events are sponsored by the Hobby Chor and are open to the public.
Beer Pairing Dinner Saturday, November 4 * Doors open 5pm Dinner Service 6pm Limited Seating! $60/pp member $75/pp non-member $25/pp member designated driver $30/pp non-member designated driver (No beer service included with designated driver tickets)
Chef Matt Miller and our beer guys, headed by Greg "Bucky" Buckwalter will present a special multi-course meal paired with German and Belgian craft beer tastings with each course. Mug and Beer Stein give-aways!
* This is a club sponsored event and open to the public. If you've never been to an event like this... you won't want to miss it!
Lancaster Liederkranz The Lancaster Liederkranz is a German Singing Society and Cultural Club, established in 1880 to promote and perpetuate German singing, dancing, music, language, foreign exchange, and culture for its members and their guests.
The Liederkranz is a private, membership club. Non-members must be accompanied by a member except for select dances and special events which are sponsored events that are open to the public. Those events are noted by an asterisk on the schedule of events listed on our Calendar and Schedule Page.
We welcome membership applications from all persons of good will age 21 years or older. Membership information and an application form is available on our Membership Page. Proper fees and sponsorship must accompany application.
Our Mission In the year 1880, on the fourth day of July, in the city of Lancaster, a group of men of German origin met and organized a Singing Society to be henceforth known as the LIEDERKRANZ. The object of this organization was to meet fraternally, sing and preserve native songs and music as well as perpetuate social customs of the Homeland.
In the year 1909, the Lancaster Manerchor and the Arbeiter Manerchor consolidated with the LIEDERKRANZ in order to promote the cultivation and improvement of the German chorus as well as sociability. These principles remain valid.
We continue today as a dynamic family organization dedicated to perpetuating and amplifying our founders' original purpose through song, dance, language, art, education and international cultural exchange. _________________________________________________________________________ Brief History 1880 – On July 4, 1880, the Liederkranz was chartered by the Lancaster County Court and moved to quarters in the Schiller Haus, 283 North Queen Street, Lancaster. This is recognized as the official start of the present day Liederkranz.
1909– The Lancaster Mannerchor and the Arbeiter Mannerchor consolidated with the Liederkranz. Frank Rieker, Lancaster's brewing king, arranged for the money to renovate a building on Prince and German Streets (now Prince and Farnum) with the addition of a concert hall/ballroom and Ratskeller. The Liederkranz moved into these facilities the following year.
1993 – With German influence in the neighborhood declining, the facility at Prince and Farnum Streets was sold and the Liederkranz moved to its present location, the clubhouse and grounds of the Mt. Joy Legion at 722 South Chiques Road in Manheim (Salunga.) Official occupancy and ownership of the facility occurred in November.
Visit the History Page for more Liederkranz historical information.