With the enthusiasm of devoted members and friends, the organization maintained its reputation as a great place to socialize and participate in choral singing. With Mr. Roy Madeia as conductor from 1962-2002 of the Men’s chorus, the Combined chorus and the Ladies’ chorus, the Turner Society continued to participate in competitive Choral singing at the annual Staats Sängerfest. Under the leadership of Mrs. Martha Wagner as President, the Ladies chorus achieved a high level of excellence in competitive choral singing. The accomplishments of choral groups are recorded on the plaques and trophies which are proudly displayed at the Turner Hall. Since the retirement of Mr. Roy Madeia in 2002, and Mr. William Kanute following him, the choruses were then conducted by Ms. Nancy Stewart.
After being held for the many years at High Meadow in Granby, CT, the Staats Sängerfest was hosted by the Meriden Turner Society in 2016, and will be again on June 25th, 2017. The all day affair starts with breakfast in the morning, followed by choral singing of groups from all over Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. At the conclusion of individual group performances, lunch is served with entertainment provided by the Diamond Chips band, and all the groups organize to sing Massenchoir together.