Dayton Liederkranz Turner

Statement of Purpose

The Dayton Liederkranz Turner is a 501c3 all-volunteer organization, whose purpose shall be the cultivation, promotion, furtherance, education, and maintenance of German song, dance, customs, culture, heritage, traditions, genealogy, and language, and participation in community and civic affairs.

Musical Heritage

The area’s oldest German-American club is the Dayton Liederkranz-Turner. It was granted a charter as a singing club in 1890, and for over a hundred years has continued to keep alive the finest in traditional German customs and culture.

Singing Groups and Folk Dancers

Many enjoyable cultural activities and celebrations are held at the club, among them are the concerts presented in the Spring, Fall and at Christmas by the Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus and Youth Chorus. Singers also participate in District and National Saengerfests. All concerts are free and open to the public. Since 1981, members of the Dayton Liederkranz Volkstaenzer have brought dancing entertainment to many area public celebrations. They enjoy entertaining with their authentic folk dances from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. They are members of the German-Austrian Folk Dance Association.