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n.1.(Mus.) A popular name for any society or club which meets for the practice of male part songs.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Liedertafel choirs had been formed in many cities and towns from the mid-1860s and were a popular form of entertainment.
He was president of Portland's Liedertafel Harmonie choir for six years and treasurer for 22 years.
In 2005, they visited Hamburg, in Germany, to perform with Liedertafel Harmonie and later, in October 2006, joined Die Meigener Choir in Solingen for the group's 50th anniversary celebrations.
To celebrate the Society's first anniversary and Shakespeare's birthday on April 23rd, 1885, the Metropolitan Liedertafel sang a number of popular pieces by Arne, Bishop, Stevens, Locke and Pelham Humfrey, all billed as 'madrigals'.
Before the First World War, local newspapers carried congratulatory reports of German gatherings, be they to establish liedertafel (singing groups), form bands or commemorate national occasions.
In the German musical community the most important was the Liedertafel society (which had the same name as its model in Germany), from which the Czech society Beseda brnenska--the Brno Arts Association, which was later to have a crucial impact on Czech musical culture in Brno, split off in 1864.