Kay Heggestad

On Wednesday evening we sang a few songs at the “Celebration of Life” gathering for Kay Heggestad who passed away on Friday 1/13. She was married to long-time Maennerchor member Paul Wertsch. We extend our condolences to Paul and the family.

Kay wrote her own obituary and it has gone viral, so I thought I would put these links on the web site for those of you who haven’t seen them yet.

Here is her obituary, and here is the story from Channel 3 about her obituary going viral.

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Christmas Songs

We were disappointed that we had to cancel this year’s Christmas concert due to the weather. So at our rehearsal last week we recorded three of the songs we would have sung at the concert as our gift to you. Frohe Weihnachten!

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Christmas Concert Canceled

Due to the winter storm that is bearing down on southern Wisconsin, we have decided to cancel our annual Christmas concert and dinner.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but with the hazardous road conditions forecast for Sunday, we think it’s better if everyone stays off the roads as much as possible.

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Christmas Concert and Dinner 2016

A visit from Sankt Nikolaus

A visit from Sankt Nikolaus

Our annual Christmas Concert & Dinner will be held at Turner Hall, 3001 S Stoughton Road in Madison, on Sunday December 11, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. After the concert, there will be a visit from Sankt Nikolaus followed by dinner at approximately 5:00 p.m.

Tickets are $25/adult and children 13 or older. Children under 13 eat free when with an adult also eating dinner. Cash bar. Tickets for the concert only are $10/adult. Tickets can be purchased at the door but we would appreciate it if you made a reservation in advance. For the full details, including how to make a reservation, please click on the link below:

Christmas Concert & Dinner information

Please make your reservations by December 6th if possible. Email xmas@madisonmaennerchor.org or call Alan at (608) 335-0770.

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Oktoberfest at the Edgewater 2016

On Saturday October 1st we sang at the inaugural Oktoberfest celebration at the Edgewater Hotel. The weather was not the best, to say the least, and it didn’t help that the Badger football game was on TV inside the hotel, but a few hardy souls endured the elements to hear us sing. The band that was supposed to play after our performance actually cancelled because of the rain.

All things considered it was a pretty good outing, though of course it would have been better if the Badgers had not lost to Michigan.

Here are a few pictures from out time at the Edgewater. As always click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo.

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Wauktoberfest 2016

We sang at Wauktoberfest at Endres Manufacturing in Waunakee on Sunday September 18th. It was a beautiful day and for once we didn’t have to worry about missing the Packer game because they had the Sunday night game. the schedule had changed a bit from previous years, so we sang later in the day after the dachshund races and the art auction.

Here are some photos from Wauktoberfest. We had a great time as always and are looking forward to next year!

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Cemetery Sing 2016 part 2

These photos are from the Edgewater Hotel – this was one of the afternoon stops on the Cemetery Sing on August 21st. We sang at the Boathouse area along the lake shore. Thanks to our friends at the Edgewater for providing these photos!

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Cemetery Sing 2016

Sorry for the long delay, but here are some photos from the 2016 Cemetery Sing on August 21. Our first stop was the Great Dane Pub – Eastside. From there we headed out to Forest Hill Cemetery and then Resurrection Cemetery across the street.

Then it was off to lunch at Kavanaugh’s Esquire Club and the stops at Slices and the Edgewater hotel, before returning to Turner Hall.

Below are some photos form the first part of the day. I will post the photos from the Edgewater separately. As always, click on the thumbnail image to see the larger version of the photo.

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MKI Oktoberfest

The Friends of the Max Kade Institute are having another Oktoberfest fund-raising event. A couple of us went to the same event last year and had a great time. The funds raised go to the Library of the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies.

Here is a link to the event page on their web site: http://mkifriends.org/events/

Briefly the event is on Friday November 4 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the University Club on State Street. There will be a German-style buffet, German and Swiss music and of course there will be beer – from Bull Falls Brewery in Wausau.

2016-mki-oktober-fest-poster

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Edgewater Oktoberfest

We’ll be singing Saturday October 1st at the Edgewater Oktoberfest at 5:00 p.m. Here’s the flyer for the event at the Edgewater:

Edgewater Oktoberfest flyer

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