Join us for an evening of Song, Dance, and Laughter

Come and sing together with us!

Community Singing of German Folk-songs

From 6-7pm a FREE dance lesson – learn how to dance the Viennese Waltz!

7-8p for Eating.  8-9pm for the singing.  9-10p for Ballroom dancing!

$14 Admission includes dinner with bratwurst and trimmings.

Drinks may be purchased at the VE’s full bars.

Bring the whole family!  ($10 Children under 12).

To reserve seats at specific tables, call 215-486-3440 before Sept. 10.  Payment at the door is acceptable and we will have sufficient additional unassigned seating for all.

Cake and Coffee optional, $4 extra

Lyrics and translations will be projected onto large screens.

A Songbook with the notes, lyrics and translations available for purchase.

Bring your own guitar and help accompany the singing!

The Franklinville-Schwarzwald Männerchor  is pleased to announce we are holding a unique

event: Community singing at its best-loved and well-known German Folk Songs. That’s right

– a Mitsingen! German culture has such a rich heritage of songs: love songs, drinking songs,

songs for hiking, hunting, and dancing, songs for reflection, dreaming, and sorrow. These

songs also teach life lessons, loyalty, love of freedom, love of country, value of friendship, and

courage in the face of oppression. Let’s pass on this precious cultural heritage to the coming

generations! Lyrics to all songs will be provided, as well as English translations. In between the

community singing, the M.nnerchor will perform songs in beautiful four-part harmony. We

will also feature instrumental and vocal artists.


We are also privileged to have Peter Kadel, a Sr. Fellow of the Imperial Society of Ballroom

Dancing, donating his time to provide a free hour long dance lesson to anyone who wishes to

learn the Viennese Waltz. Since many of the community songs are in . time, they are suitable

for dancing (and schunkeln too). Come sing and dance. Jacqueline Smith will direct this

unique combination of community singing, choral performances and classical music. Cost

is $14.00 per adult which includes a bratwurst dinner with all the trimmings. Drinks may be

purchased at the bar. Children under 12 – $10.00. To reserve seats at specific tables, call 215-

486-3440 before September 10.