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  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- September 12, 1867
    First Entertainment of German Young Men's Club

    On Wednesday evening September 11, the German Young Men's Club gave its first entertainment at Library Hall, at the corner of Randolph and La Salle Streets.

    By 8 P. M. several hundred people, men and women, young men and young ladies, assembled in the hall, in compliance with requests made from the pulpits of various Protestant churches and personal invitations extended by members of the Club.

    The German Young Men's Club was organized May 9, 1866, by five students of a local American business college. The thirty-five members of the Club were born in this country,and work as clerks, bookkeepers, etc., for American firms. They are anxious to retain a knowledge of the German language.

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    The Club meets every Saturday evening in the social room of the Sixth Methodist Church. The meetings are conducted in the German language, and the programs, which consist of debates, readings, declamations, discussions of political issues, etc., are also all German.

    The Protestant pastors recommend the Club to the youths of their congregations in an effort to counteract the evil influences which lure many young men away from the Christian Church.

    The proceeds of this entertainment will be used to establish a library for the German Young Men's Club.

    Program

    1. Selection from "Freischuetz".......................Weber

    Theodore Falk, Pianist

    (Played on a Knabe piano)

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    2. Recitation, "Die Schlacht," .................. by Mr. Rieke

    3. Tableau, "Washington Crossing the Delaware"

    4. "Die Harmonie".....................................

    Double Quartet

    5. Reading, "Muttersprache," by Theodore Falk

    6. Tableau, "Constantine Sees the Cross in the Sky, and below the Cross the Words: 'In This Sign Thou Wilt Be Victorious'"

    7. "Phantasy" ........................................

    Theodore Falk, Pianist

    8. Reading by J. L. Hinners

    9. Tableau, "Liberty and Union"

    10. Overture from "The Caliph of Bagdad" ............................

    Falk and Coffin, Pianists

    11. Epilogue by J. W. Hoffmann

    12. "Gesellschaftslied"

    Double Quartet

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    13. Tableau, "Hector Defeats the Greeks"

    14. "Good Night" ................................

    Men's Chorus

    The program was well received. The assembly applauded frequently, showing that it appreciated the efforts of the performers. The double quartet consisted of three members of the Young Men's Club, four members of the Germaniamaennerchur, and one member of the Concordia Maennerchor....

    German
    III E, II B 1 a, III C