Future Planned Activities
Spring 2021 – March 23, 2021 - First lecture of the new “Speaker Series of the Teutonic Council” with Kessi Kuhn from Germany. The lecture is at the Armstrong campus of Georgia Southern University Ballroom A at 6 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored with the Office of Global Engagement at Georgia Southern.
September 2021 - Annual German American Day Celebration with German food, music, and cultural activities
TBA –a rescheduling of this cultural exchange with the jazz concerts by the “Big Band” from Martin Luther University (Halle)
German Cultural and Musical Activities
February 2014 – Assisted the German Heritage Society and the Georgia Salzburger Society to bring four vocal soloists from the Halle Germany Opera to perform Handel’s Messiah with the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus.
June 2016 – Began an annual exchange program of high school teachers in Halle with the Savannah-Chatham and Effingham County High Schools. This two-week exchange bringing two Halle teachers to South Effingham High Schools followed by the Effingham teachers going to Halle in spring 2017. The Halle school is Elisabeth-Gymnasium. www.elg-halle.de
September 2016 – With the assistance of the local German American Societies, the Teutonic Council sponsored the first official Celebration in Orleans Square. Co-sponsored by the German Heritage, German Friendly, and Georgia Salzburger Societies.
August 2017 – Served as a sponsor for an Evening of German Vocal Music performed by the soloists from The Savannah Music Festival.
September 2017 – Sponsored with the support of the three local German American Societies the second annual German American Day Celebration at the German Fountain in Orleans Square.
2017 - 2018 - With the Georgia Rotary International and Armstrong State University, the TC sponsored Louise Jäsche from Martin Luther University to study music for the academic year at Armstrong.
August 2018 – Sponsored two performances of The Savannah Voice Festival’s performance of Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck.
September 2018 - Hosted a piano recital at the Savannah Arts Academy by Jorma Marggraf, and a music theory lecture by Professor Jens Marggraf from Martin Luther University (Halle)
September 2018 - Sponsored a German American Day Celebration at the DeSoto with German food, entertainment, and cultural exhibits. Co-sponsored by the German Heritage, German Friendly, and Georgia Salzburger Societies.
Feb 12, 2019 – Served as a co-sponsored with Georgia Southern University a collaborative concert featuring pianist Professor Jens Marggraf (piano) from Martin Luther University (Halle, Germany) and Dr. Emily Grundstad-Hall (soprano) from the Armstrong campus of Georgia Southern University.
August 19, 2019 - Sponsored “Song Night: A Liederabend” performed by soloists from The Savannah Voice Festival.
September 2019 – Sponsored the 5th Annual German American Day Festival at the DeSoto with German food, music, and cultural exhibits. Co-sponsored by the German Heritage, German Friendly, and Georgia Salzburger Societies.
September 2020 – Served as the primary sponsor of the Martin Luther University Big Band (Halle) to perform at German American Day Celebration, to be the featured big band at the Savannah Jazz Festival, and to perform concerts at area universities and high schools (canceled due to the pandemic).