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:
Guenther has written an article on the history of the Madison Maennerchor for the Friend of the Max Kade Institute’s Fall 2016 newsletter. Here’s a link to the PDF version of the article:
On Sunday September 11, 2016 we took part in the Annual Service at First Lutheran Church in Middleton. The church is no longer used for regular church services, it’s used mostly for weddings in the summer, but every fall there is an annual service. This year it was a special anniversary: the current church building was constructed in 1866 so this is the 150th anniversary! An addition was built in 1884 with the steeple and a new church bell. The church was added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1988.
The congregation was founded in 1852, which coincidentally is the same year that the Madison Maennerchor was founded.
It was a beautiful day for the service and it was great to be there and to sing during the service. Below are a few photos; as always click on the thumbnail to see the larger image.
We helped celebrate Werner Inglin’s 80th Birthday last Sunday at The Willows. We all had a great time- Werner even serenaded us!
“Tom George Greenway is for Thomas T. George (1924-1999), a Madison lawyer, alderman from 1971 to 1975, and a Heritage Heights resident who lived at 905 Inwood Way.”
Tom sang with the Männerchor for many years. This Greenway is located off of Cottage Grove Road on the East side of Madison.
Now that our 2015-2016 season has come to a close, it’s time for the more-or-less annual Madison Maennerchor Sock Photo Poll. I have gone through the concert photos from the past year and found five sock photos for you to choose from. To refresh your memory, here they are in chronological order:
The Santa socks from the Christmas Concert & Dinner (December 2015)
The trees & snowflakes socks from our concert at Oakwood Village (also December 2015)
The Luther “Here I Stand” socks from our performance at Bethel Lutheran Church (February 2016)
The Bucky Badger and UW socks from our Spring Concert (May 2016)
The lucky Norwegian flag socks from Kommers (June 2016). Actually they were a lot more lucky at Kommers in 2015 when we actually won!
The poll will remain open until September 1, 2016. I think I have this set up so that you can vote once a day until then.
The Max Kade Institute at UW-Madison is offering a workshop on deciphering old German script on Saturday October 1, 2016. Mark Louden will be the speaker and the workshop will be held on campus at Union South from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For all of the details, including the workshop fee, lunch menu and registration deadline, please follow this link: http://mki.wisc.edu/events/2016/deciphering-old-german-script
The annual Wisconsin Saengerbezirk Kommers was held in Wauwatosa on Saturday June 18th at Hart Park. The Milwaukee Damenchor hosted the competition. Below are my pictures of Kommers; as always please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo.
Congratulations to the Milwaukee Damenchor for winning the competition, and MGV Harmonia Kenosha and the Gesangverein Concordia Sheboygan for placing second and third!
We will be taking part in the Make Music Madison event on Tuesday June 21. We’ll be singing at the Madison Public Library (the central branch at 201 W. Mifflin Street) at 7:00 p.m. We will be performing outside the main entrance of the library, rain or shine.
Singers: please be at the library at 6:30 to warm up before the performance.
Extraordinary castles built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria in the late 19th century are explored. Hosted by Dan Cruickshank.