Teutonia Männerchor Festival

Event Information

Funk’s Union Park

Wilhelm Groschel [tenor and conductor]

Event Type:
Choral, Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
29 March 2018

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

23 Jul 1868, Evening

Program Details

Program also included unidentified choral pieces.

Ganz und Richter began at 10pm.

Performers and/or Works Performed


Review: New York Herald, 24 July 1868, 5.

“About five hundred members and friends of the Teutonia Maennerchor assembled last evening at the Union Park, Sixty-fifty street, East river, to participate in the annual summer night’s festival. The gardens were handsomely illuminated with Chinese lanterns and transparencies, and the air of the place and its patrons was one of unalloyed pleasure and sociality. During the evening the burlesque operetta of the ‘Goose and Judge’ was performed by the members of the society, and a number of choice musical morceaux were rendered with excellent taste and effect. Dancing, however, formed the chief attraction, and all the varieties of the art had their exponents, including even the can can. ‘Cool heavens and a favoring air’ rendered the Terpsichorean exercises more tolerable than they usually are at this season, and the occasion was eagerly grasped and extended to an early hour this morning.”

Review: New-Yorker Musik-Zeitung, 01 August 1868, 826.

Last week the Teutonia Chorus celebrated its well-attended annual summer night’s festival at Funk’s Union Park. At 10 pm, the chorus performed the operetta Ganz und Richter [Goose and Judge] conducted by Wm. Groschel, with Mr. Reichmann, C. Schwarz, and Behr in the leading roles.