Elmhurst Men’s Chorus – Elmhurst, Illinois’ oldest organization – Founded in 1907
Wherever German immigrants would settle, they sought each other out and found ways to stay connected to their homeland, their culture and their memories through social support groups and especially their music. Such was the case in the 1890’s in the small community of Elmhurst, just 17 miles west of Chicago.
The Elmhurst Maennerchor really had its first attempt in 1894, when Hermann Krueger posted an announcement
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