Spring Concert 2014

Our 162nd Spring Concert will be held on Saturday May 3, 2014 at Turner Hall in Madison beginning at 7:00 p.m. Our guests will be MGV Harmonia from Kenosha; they will perform at the intermission in addition to singing a few songs with us.

Tickets are available at the door for $15. Children under 16 are admitted free. The ticket price includes hors d’oeuvres and sandwiches and there will be a cash bar throughout the evening. Turner Hall is located at 3001 S. Stoughton Road in Madison.

For the other details, see our concert flyer: 2014_Spring_Concert_Flyer

 

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Cookies and Aquavit

Yes, it’s that time of year again!

Cookies and aquavit

Cookies and aquavit

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Upcoming events

We’ve had a quiet year since the International Festival – maybe too quiet. But now that Spring is here, more or less, we do have a few events on the schedule. As always, be sure to visit the Calendar page on the website for the latest information.

April 10: we will hold our weekly rehearsal at Kavanaugh’s Esquire Club at 8:00 pm. Kavanaugh’s is located at 1025 N Sherman Ave, Madison, WI 53704

May 3: our annual Spring Concert will be held at Turner Hall beginning at 7:00 pm.

June 21 and 22: we will host Kommers and Sängerfest 2014 in Madison. See the website for the current schedule and other information. Sadly, my suggestion of having the competition at the Hartmeyer Ice Arena was rejected; it will be held at Turner Hall. I still think “Kommers on Ice” would have been awesome….

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Best Food Photo of 2013

Please vote in our poll for the best food photo of 2013. The poll will remain open until the end of April 2014. We had a lot of good meals in 2013, so here are the photos to refresh your memory:

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Stiftungsfest at the Essen Haus (February 2013)

Dinner was excellent

Dinner was excellent

Sandwiches for the Spring Concert (May 2013)

Parsley on everything!

Parsley on everything!

Kommers in Sheboygan (October 2013)

Dinner was pretty good.

Dinner was pretty good.

Cooking class at the Turner Hall Oktoberfest (October 2013)

Clockwise from the top: creamed carrots, savoy cabbage, Wiener Schnitzel and roesti potatoes. It was delicious!

Clockwise from the top: creamed carrots, savoy cabbage, Wiener Schnitzel and roesti potatoes. It was delicious!

Lutefisk dinner at Christ Lutheran Church in DeForest (November 2013)

Clockwise from the top: mashed potatoes and gravy, rutabaga, meatballs, lutefisk with melted butter, cranberry sauce and coleslaw

Clockwise from the top: mashed potatoes and gravy, rutabaga, meatballs, lutefisk with melted butter, cranberry sauce and coleslaw

Christmas Concert dinner (December 2013)

Dinner was great. Clockwise form the top: turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, ham baked in sourdough with a pineapple slice, cranberry sauce and green bean casserole.

Clockwise from the top: turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, ham baked in sourdough bread, cranberry sauce and green bean casserole.

2013 Food Photo Poll
Which is the best food photo from 2013?
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Stiftungsfest 2014

Our annual Stiftungsfest was held at the Essen Haus on Saturday February 15th. We had quite a good turnout despite the weather and we had a pretty good time. One of the evening’s highlights was Walter wearing the 1950s version of the MMC uniform, complete with the white coat and bow tie. My hat’s off to the former members of the choir from this era: obviously they never spilled a beer or put too much mustard on a bratwurst while in uniform!

 

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Upcoming Events – February 2014

We have one concert on the schedule this month: the International Festival at the Overture Center in Madison on Saturday February 22nd. We’re scheduled to sing at 12:10 on the Rotunda Stage. Here is a link to the full International Festival schedule:

http://overturecenter.com/community/international-fest

I’m assuming that we will be in full uniform with no white socks.

 

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MMC Concert at Oakwood Village 2014-01-16

Retired MMC singer Dick Layman invited us to perform at Oakwood Village. It was kind of memorial concert for Dick’s wife Gloria who passed away late last year. We performed at 7:00 p.m. in the main auditorium. We sang a selection of our songs, including some that were especially requested by Dick.

After the concert we adjourned to the dining hall and enjoyed sandwiches and beer. Naturally we did a little more singing!

Thanks again for inviting us Dick!

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Best Sock Photo of 2013

Please vote in our poll for the best sock photo while in full uniform for 2013. The poll will remain open until the end of March 2014. To refresh your memory, here are the photos from our archives:

White socks, Milwaukee Liederkranz concert (April 2013)

Oops! Someone forgot about the "no white socks" rule.

Oops! Someone forgot about the “no white socks” rule.

Norwegian Flag socks, Spring Concert (May 2013)

A German choir yes, but some of us were celebrating the Syttende Mai.

A German choir yes, but some of us were celebrating the Syttende Mai.

Packer socks, Kommers (October 2013)

At least they weren't white socks this year...

At least they weren’t white socks this year…

Santa socks, Christmas concert (December 2013)

Technically these are dark socks, so there is no violation of our uniform standards

Technically these are dark socks, so there is no violation of our dress code

This poll is closed! Poll activity:
start_date 27/12/2013 19:10:07
end_date 31/03/2014 23:59:59
Poll Results:
Which is your favorite sock photo from 2013?
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MMC Christmas Concert 2013

The Madison Maennerchor had our annual Christmas Concert & Dinner at Turner Hall on Sunday December 15, 2013. We had a pretty good turnout for the concert, and afterwards Sankt Nikolaus paid us a visit and then we had dinner, featuring ham baked in sourdough bread from Clasen’s Bakery.

Eric recorded the concert and has made the audio files available for listening and downloading. If I’ve done this correctly, clicking on the link below should take you to the folder containing the audio files. Then just click on a file to hear the song:

MMC Christmas Concert 2013

And here are some pictures!

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Cooking Class Oktoberfest 2013

Ralph Clasen taught a cooking class at the Turner Hall Oktoberfest, and has provided the recipes for the dishes he made during the class. I apologize for the delay in posting them here; but it took me a while to reformat the recipes in a convenient form. Any typos or other problems you may find in the file are my fault, not Ralph’s. Please click on the link below for the Oktoberfest recipes in PDF format:

Cooking_Class_Recipes_Oktoberfest2013

Enjoy!

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