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Rehearsal every Tuesday at 8:00pm

Beethoven Männerchor

Founded in 1867, the Beethoven Männerchor has been a leader in San Antonio’s German community. Its purpose is to preserve German song, music and language. It is one of the oldest German singing societies in Texas.

We rehearse every Tuesday night at 8:00 PM and every member is welcome to join us!  The Männerchor participate in regional, state and national Saengerfests with other clubs.  The Männerchor also perform regularly at our Oktoberfest, Gartenfest and other events at our Halle und Garten.

Every Tuesday at 8:00pm

Beethoven Damenchor

Beethoven Damenchor was founded on March 22, 1932 as an outgrowth of the activities of San Antonio’s venerable pioneer male choir, Beethoven Männerchor, founded in 1867.

Every Wednesday from 7-9:30pm

Beethoven Band

The Beethoven Bands are comprised of more than 70 musicians who fill the biergarten with a spirited and diverse selection of music! The band meets every Wednesday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Beethoven Männerchor, 422 Pereida St. in the Historic King William District. If you are interested in joining, contact Al Tapia, Director, at 210-545-5654.

January-March, 2024

German Classes

German Classes are offered at Beethoven as part of a cultural awareness and mission of preservation. Register at the Beethoven Halle und Garten.

Classes run from the 2nd week of January thru the 2nd week of March

*$100 for New students (book included)

*$65 for 2023 returning students


Select your class:

_______Beginning German …….5:45 to 6:45 p.m.   Tuesdays,  starting 9 Jan (*Red Room)

_______Intermediate German…6:45 to 7:45 p.m.   Tuesdays,  starting 9 Jan  (*Red Room)

_______Advanced German……..5:30 to 6:30 p.m.   Tuesdays,  starting 2 Jan  (*Green Room)

*All classes are one hour long & held on the first floor of the mansion adjacent to Beethoven Biergarten.

GTHS San Antonio Education Program moving to Beethoven Halle und Garten
We are happy to announce that our San Antonio Samstagsschule as well as adult classes are moving to the Beethoven Männerchor location at 

422 Pereida St.
San Antonio, Texas 78210

The “Mansion” at the Beethoven Männerchor is a beautiful Victorian house with ample room for all our language classes. The fenced in Biergarten allows for plenty of space for outdoor play. The Biergarten opens at 4pm on Saturdays, so there won’t be any conflict. Classes that fall on Beethoven’s festival days will be rescheduled.

We are excited for this new opportunity to partner with Beethoven Männerchor and its long standing German-Texan traditions.

If you haven’t met our teachers yet, you’re in for a treat. They are passionate about igniting your passion for the German language.

Here is an overview of who’s teaching what and when. Please follow the links to learn more about our teachers and classes.

Andrea will be teaching our German 1 for kids at 9:30am. At 12:00PM she will teach the A1.2 class for adults as well as the Intermediate Conversational German at 2PM.

Agnes will teach the Vorschule class at 9:30AM, German 2 for teens at 11:45AM, as well as a beginning German A1.1 class for adults at 2:00PM.

Flavia will be teaching the Beginning Conversational German Class for adults at 10:00AM, the Intermediate German for Kids at 12:00PM as well as the Advanced German for Kids at 2:00PM. 

As an adult, if you don’t know any German, you would start with the A1.1 class, move to A1.2 and then A1.3 before going to A2.1. Each of these sections will take you a semester. When you’ve reached the A2 level, you can consider taking a beginning conversational class. We do not recommend taking it before you have completed all three A1 levels as you will be too frustrated due to your lack of knowledge concerning vocabulary and grammar. If you have some understanding of the German language, by all means, give it a shot. If the class has at least 4 participants, you can just drop in for a session to see if it’s a good fit for you.

Our children’s classes are grouped by age and skill levels. 

We hope to see you at Beethoven!

Classes start February 3rd!

Sign up via this link: German Language Classes
Beethoven members get a 10% discount with the code Beethoven10