Max Kade Institute Lectures

Stories of Freedom and Unfreedom in German and Other Immigrant Voices in the Americas, 1500-1870
Aaron Fogleman, Northern Illinois University
March 15, 6pm
UW–Madison, Memorial LIBRARY, room 126

An Extraordinary Record: Three-Plus Centuries of Germans in New Orleans as Documented in the Holdings of The Historic New Orleans Collection
Daniel Hammer, Historic New Orleans Collection
April 7, 6pm
UW–Madison, Union South

Of German Neighborhoods and Low German Villages: Spoken German in South Africa
Peter Wagener (Emeritus), Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim, Germany
April 19, 6pm
UW–Madison, Union South

More information at http://mki.wisc.edu/events/all-events

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International Festival 2016

Sorry this has taken me so long to post, but here are some photos form our performance at the International Festival on Saturday January 9th at the Overture Center. We had a good crowd in the Rotunda Room and after the performance we went over to the Come Back Inn for “refreshments.”

Thanks to Paul Wertsch for two of the photos. As always, click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo.

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Christmas Concert & Dinner 2015, Part 2

I’m a little behind in updating the web site, but here are some additional pictures from the Christmas Concert & Dinner in December 2015. Thanks to Carrie Wilkey for sharing these photos!

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Upcoming Events

Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and your New Year is off to a good start! Thanks to all of you who attended our Christmas Concert & Dinner in December. We hope you had a good time.

For those of you who saw the flyer at the concert and are interested in joining the Maennerchor and are interested in the refund of the “concert only” part of your ticket, please come to one of our Thursday rehearsals in January or February (our last rehearsal in February is on the 18th) at Turner Hall at 7:00 p.m.

Here is the latest information I have on the upcoming events for the choir. As always, visit the Calendar page on the website for the latest information.

February 12: We are scheduled to sing for the Friendship Club of Bethel Lutheran Church beginning at 7:30 p.m. or so. Singers please be at Bethel by 7:00 p.m. so we can have some time to warm up.

February 13: Our annual Stiftungsfest. We will be renting a bus and travel to Monroe where we will have some time to tour Minhas Brewery and/or Distillery. Dinner will be at the Monroe Turner Hall. Happy hour begins at 5:30 and dinner will be at 6:30. We may make a stop in New Glarus on the way home. The bus will leave Turner Hall at 3:00 p.m.

February 25: We will perform at the Capitol Lakes retirement community in downtown Madison at 7:00 p.m.

May 15: It seems like a long way off, but this is the date for our 2016 Spring Concert. The concert will be at Turner Hall; the tentative starting time is 6:00 p.m.

May 26 through May 29: It’s the 62nd NASB Saengerfest in Pittsburgh. Yes, the one in Pennsylvania.

June 18: WSB Kommers will once again be held at Hart Park in Wauwatosa.

September 11: We will perform at the Annual Service at First Lutheran Church in Middleton at 2:30 p.m.

September 18: Wauktoberfest

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Wisconsin Magazine of History

The Madison Männerchor was mentioned in two places in the Winter 2015-2016 edition of the the “Wisconsin Magazine of History”.

In the article, “Green Turtle Soup, Lobster Newburg and Roman Punch”, the MMC is referred to as “Suitable entertainment…” on page 19 and listed on the reproduced menu from 1901 on page 21.

Wisconsin Magazine of History – Winter 2015-2016

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Oakwood Village Christmas Concert 2015

On Thursday December 18th we performed at Oakwood Village. Our friend and former member Dick Layman invited us to come and sing and we did. We had a great turnout for the concert and afterward we adjourned to the dining area for refreshments and some more singing. As always, we had a great time at Oakwood Village. thanks for inviting us Dick!

Here are some photos. As always click on the thumbnail to see the larger photo.

 

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2016 Madison Boychoir Festival concert

Date/Time:
Sat, 01/30/2016 – 12:30pm

Join 400+ boys as we present the 2016 Madison Boychoir Festival concert!

Madison West High School, Stevens GYM

FREE and open to the public.

Location

Madison West High School: Stevens Gym

30 Ash Street

Madison, WI 53726

United States
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German-American Hour Radio Show

“The Best of the Wurst”

Tune in and enjoy the German-American Hour. It’s Contemporary. It’s Traditional. It’s Topical. It’s Live. And It’s a Full Two Hours Every Sunday.

8:00 AM – 10 AM

German-American Hour

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Christmas Concert & Dinner 2015

“A heartfelt thanks to all of those who attended the Madison Männerchor (MMC) Christmas concert Sunday afternoon. We very much appreciate your support and sincerely hope you had a good time in helping us celebrate the holiday season. We hope you enjoyed the concert as much as we enjoyed performing for you. For those who stayed for dinner, we hope you enjoyed the meal. It is always a treat to have good catered food like we had from Cranberry Creek and Ralph Clasen’s outstanding ham baked in sourdough.

I hope some of the men who attended the concert take us up on our concert ticket rebate offer by attending one of our Thursday night rehearsals, either in January or February. We practice every Thursday night at 8:00 pm at Madison Turner Hall. We hope to see you there. Our next practice is Thursday, January 7th at 8:00 pm. We are taking the holidays off and we have a performance this Thursday at Oakwood Village West at 7:00 pm.

Thanks again and everyone “hab ein Frohen Weihnachten und ein Guten Rutsch ins Neu Jahr.” (Merry Christmas and Happy New Year)”

Gϋnther Ruch, President
Madison Männerchor

Here are a few photos from the concert and dinner on Sunday December 13th – as always, click on the small image to see the larger photo.

 

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Upcoming Events

Here is the latest information I have on the upcoming events for the choir. As always, visit the Calendar page on the website for the latest information.

November 13: “Quench Your Thirst for Knowledge” at the University Club on campus is the fall fund-raising event for the Max Kade Institute. It runs from 6:00 pm until 9:00 in the evening. We won’t be singing, but it should be a good time. Further details are available here.

November 29: The Milwaukee Combined Choirs Christmas Concert is on Sunday November 29th at 2:00 pm at Nathan Hale High School, 11601 W Lincoln Ave, West Allis.  Cost is $8.00 per person and includes coffee and Stollen after the concert.

December 13: Christmas Concert & Dinner at Turner Hall beginning at 3:00 p.m. All of the details, including ticket prices and how to make reservations are here.

December 17: Concert at Oakwood Village. We will be singing at 7:00 p.m. so singers should plan on arriving by 6:30 to warm up.

January 9, 2016: International Festival at the Overture Center. No information yet as to what time we will sing.

February 12: We are tentatively scheduled to sing for the Friendship Club of Bethel Lutheran Church beginning at 7:30 p.m. Further details will be posted as they become available.

February 25: We will perform at the Capitol Lakes retirement community in downtown Madison at 7:00 p.m.

May 14: It seems like a long way off, but this is the tentative date for our 2016 Spring Concert. The concert will be at Turner Hall beginning at 6:00 p.m.

May 26 through May 29: It’s the 62nd NASB Saengerfest in Pittsburgh. Yes, the one in Pennsylvania.

June 18: WSB Kommers will once again be held at Hart Park in Wauwatosa.

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