The strength of any organization is loyalty and lengthy participation. At the 2017 Sangerfest Banquet in Calgary two longstanding members were recognized for 40 years plus, participation in Männerchor Liederkranz, Edmonton – the 40 year pin.

When Odo Gorfer immigrated to Canada from Austria over 40 years ago he went looking for a choir to join and found, not only a choir, but a group of friends who meet regularly, travel together and make the beautiful music of his heritage.

Guenther Koesling followed his father’s footsteps into Liederkranz.  40 years later he is still enjoying making the music of his German background. He has also led his son, Gene, to the choir.

Congratulations on reaching this milestone!