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Karen Ahlquist

Mendelssohn, Weber, and later Brahms composed Männerchöre, and Silcher arranged songs by Schubert for this medium. Opera choruses-even full productions-were performed, as were mixed-chorus works, for which Damenchöre were established. Männerchöre proliferated in the USA up to World War I, when their numbers declined in response to anti-German sentiment. Several of the oldest Männerchöre are active today, however some are mixed choruses and others remain all male. Bibliography T. Albrecht : “The Music Libraries of the German Singing Societies in