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As early as 1852, German settlers in the Austin area hadformed a singing group. On February 8, 1879, they officially organized as a singing society bearing the name “Saengerrunde”. In the early 1900s, the Saengerrunde purchased their current property including the Scholtz Garden Restaurant, Saengerrunde Hall and the Saengerrunde Bowling Club.
It is the oldest ethnic organization in Austin. Saengerrundes structure is made up of the Maennerchor (Mens Choir), with the following auxiliaries: the
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