May 17 concert gave audience taste of Sängerfest

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Columbus Swiss Singers in New Glarus, 2009

The Columbus Swiss Singers held a free concert as it completed preparations for the 41st North American Swiss Sängerfest, held in June,  in New Glarus,  Wisconsin.

The singers were rehearsing and preparing to represent Columbus  at this international event.
This concert showcased some of the music from the 2015 Sängerfest,  as well as the “Competition Selection” (also known as the “Prize Song”) of the Columbus Swiss Singers.  Each group sings (or yodels) a musical number, and then are judged on a scale of 0-100, with gold, silver, and bronze ribbons being awarded to the best choruses.
The event was held at St. Leo’s Catholic Church,  a grand old church in the Merion Village area.   The church has quite a history in Columbus and  has the most wonderful acoustics for musical event.
A free-will offering was taken to benefit the St. Leo’s Preservation Society.