... promoting German culture in the Peoria, Illinois area through song, sport, food, drink and fellowship!

2017 Harmonie Officers
Jeff Pulfer
1st Vice President
Hans Busch
2nd Vice President
Paul Bishop
Membership Secretary
Scott Diestelkamp
Recording Secretary
Andy Sepich
Adam Gudat
Address and Map
Friday Dinner Menus
Special Dates
Photo Album
Rental Info
Address and Map
Das Bier Run
Heritage Tent
Admission Prices
Food and Refreshments
Sponsors are Our Friends
Hickory Grove
Address and Map
Festival Dates
Photo Album
Rental Info
Market Flyer
Ratskellar Brummers
Lindenhof Echos Alphorns
Puppet Theater
Photo Galleries
Volunteer Info


There have been male German singing groups in the Peoria area since the 1800’s. The Harmonie Singers originated in 1967 and in 2008 merged with Concordia, a hundred + year old singing organization. This group strives to preserve the German traditions through both German and American music. Harmonie, along with The Kaiser Wilhelm Ratskeller Brummers, our sponsored band, have established the Richard P. Wolfe Scholarship, an annual music scholarship to Bradley University. This is one of the many community activities that Harmonie provides.

You do not have to be a singer to join our organization. We have many other activities. We sponsor the Bratfest at Hickory Grove Park, throw horseshoes also at Hickory Grove, and set up food booths at local events such as The World Fest at the Civic Center and Oktoberfest at the Peoria Riverfront. A stag is held in the fall for all members and their invited guests, and a member appreciation dinner is also held in the fall. The fellowship shared among members is the strength of our club.

We encourage everyone to get involved and have a place and a need for every member’s special talent. Our meetings are at 7:00 the first Wednesday of the month, at the Lindenhof, October thru May, and at Hickory Grove, weather permitting, June thru September. A potluck dinner is held one hour prior to all meetings.

2016 Harmonie Officers

President: Jeff Pulfer
1st Vice President: Jeff Pulfer
2nd Vice President: John Katzke
Membership Secretary: Pete Bachfischer
Treasurer: Adam Gudat
Recording Secretary: Andy Sepich

Delegates to GACS:
Brent Caras
John Katzke
Norbert Zagas
Matt Doling
Alternate: Jon Robison and Louie Mayer

Trustee: Jack Fennel * 2015
Dick Orth * 2014
Bill Saathoff * 2013
* year of election

Standing Committees
Lindenhof: Louie Mayer
Hickory Grove: Dennis Kalvy
Music and Cultural Affairs:Dick Orth

For Harmonie-Concordia or Peoria German-American Society information email - info@peoriagermans.net


Delegates to GACS
Brent Caras
John Katzke
Jack Fennel
Matt Doling
Alternate Delegates
Al Hedemann
Contact Us
Club Calendar
What's for Dinner at the Lindenhof?
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SVP Shooters' Scores Web Site
Our Facebook Pages
Peoria German-American Society
Peoria Sportverein
Das Bier Run
Our Friends' Web Sites
German Society of Cincinnati
German Cultural Society St. Louis Chapter
St. Louis Schutzenverein