About our Club:
The charter of the Utica Maennerchor adopted in 1865 states that “THE PURPOSE OF THE CLUB SHALL BE TO PROMOTE GERMAN AND AMERICAN CHORAL SINGING.”
You do not have to be a singer to join our club. Members may be singers or non singers.
Very few organizations can compare with our 140 years of having fun. If you are interested in becoming a member, please ask one of our members for an application, call us or email us. We have one of the finest and most reasonable facilities in the area for weddings, parties, clambakes, meetings and more. Please call us or stop by for a tour.
The Utica Maennerchor is one of the last surviving institutions established by a vibrant German immigrant community. By 1900, Utica’s 3,696 German immigrants and their several thousand children had founded a dozen churches, four schools, seventeen social organizations and dozens of businesses. From 1905 until 1916 the local German community sponsored an annual German Day, attended by thousands of Uticans, including many not of German descent. The First World War drastically undermined this lively ethnic community.
The city of Utica is still home to many German immigrants and to the ancestors of those who once came and founded the club. The Utica Maennerchor is celebrating tradition, friendship and community ever since.