Last year's winner, Thomas Glass, is now performing with the Minnesota Opera.

Last year's winner, Thomas Glass, is now performing with the Minnesota Opera.

 

The Houston Saengerbund presents the Second Annual German Singing Competition.

On Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 7:30 p.m., the Houston Saengerbund will present in concert eight finalists in its Second Annual German Singing Competition in the sanctuary of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1311 Holman in Houston, Texas.

The finalists are selected from among the 82 entrants and a panel of three judges will select the winners. The 2017 judges are Diane Zola, Casting Director of the Houston Grand Opera; Rick Erickson, Director of the Bach Society of Houston; and Alex Rosen, a composer and Artist in Residence at the Julliard School in New York City. The Saengerbund will present $7,500 in prize money to the winners.

The first-place winner of last year’s German Singing Competition, Thomas Glass, is now performing with the Minnesota Opera.

Each of the finalists will perform two selections sung in German. The judges will meet and confer at the end of the concert. Mary Kay Buehler, Director of Music for the Saengerbund and organizer of the competition, will announce the winners to the audience. The Saengerbund will host a reception for the finalists and the audience after the concert in the Beutel Room at First Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Tickets for the event are $10 per person and $5 for students. The Houston Saengerbund is a 501 (c) (3) organization.

The Houston Saengerbund is the oldest active musical organization in the City of Houston. German immigrants founded the organization in the Nineteenth Century. It was formally incorporated in 1883. The Saengerbund’s mission is to promote the performance of vocal music in German.

The Saengerbund presented a concert of German Christmas Music to a full house at First Evangelical Lutheran Church on Tuesday, December 6, 2016.