Attention Lovers of German Vocal Music!

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On Saturday, January 20, 2018, the Houston Saengerbund will present its 3rd Annual German Vocal Competition, The Saengerbund Awards. The final concert is a Liederabend featuring eight national finalists who will compete for $7500 in prize money. Each performer will perform two German selections from opera, operetta, Lieder, or folk songs. The judging panel will rank the finalists, and the cash prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the evening. Last year, our Audience Favorite Award was very popular. You will have the opportunity again this year to participate by voting for your favorite performer.

This year’s final judging panel includes professional singers and musicians from Houston Grand Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, Opera in the Heights, and the University of Houston. Former winners of the Saengerbund Awards have gone on to important engagements at Houston Grand Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Minnesota Opera, and the Seattle Opera, as well as appearances with the Dallas Symphony, the Minneapolis Symphony and the Quasthoff Vocal Awards in Heidelberg, Germany.

The event is free to the public and will include a reception following the competition. The Saengerbund Awards will commence at 7:30 pm at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1311 Holman, Houston, TX, 77004.

Mary Kay Buehler