We all had lots of fun preparing for Bunter Abend.
During the 1800's, the German immigrants wanted to preserve their culture in their new country. Many of them formed societies based on common interests. Some of these interests included singing.
In 1872, the Indianapolis Liederkranz was formed. Liederkranz means "singing society". The club was dedicated to four-part male harmony, so the choir was only for the men. Now over one hundred forty years later, it is still going strong.
In 1997, a women's choir (Damenchor) was added. Both choirs are directed by Loesje Chandler, and they rehearse every Wednesday evening from September through May at 7:00pm for the women and 8:15pm for the men. Each choir hosts a spring and fall concert. In addition, there is a combined Christmas concert, and there are several dances during the year.
All of these events are open to the public, including rehearsals.