Rehearsals begin on the second Wednesday in September and continue until the end of June. We welcome new singers and meet at 7:00 p.m. Beginning with the first rehearsal of the season, singers prepare for the Christmas holiday season, the annual Spring Concert, and the Saengerfest. Singers also entertain residents in nursing homes.
The German Language School operates under the Arion Singing Society umbrella.
The Arion Singing Society awards a monetary prize to a New Milford High School student who is studying German language and culture.
The Arion singers take part in the annual competition of the Connecticut Saengerbund. Choruses compete in two divisions and three categories: Men, Ladies, and Mixed. The Arion has done very well over the years as the many trophies and plaques can attest. The event is held on the last Sunday in June.
The Steuben Day Parade is an annual event that takes place on New York’s 5th Avenue every September. Over the years, the Arion members have participated in this exciting parade.
The German American Day Celebration is held in October at the Aqua Turf in Southington, CT. It is an annual and elegant event in which the Arion Singing Society participates with other German American organization. This event is also attended by the German American Ambasador, members of our state government, and other dignitaries. Visit www.gadct.org for more information.
President: Gunther Bohnsack
Recording Secretary: Deanne Komlo
Financial Secretary: Ursula Forberger
Monthly meetings held the third Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. except July and August
New members welcome. Membership: $25 per year, per person. First year membership fee waived for new singers.