Upcoming Events

Hope you’re all having a good summer! It’s hot and sticky today, and I’m not really motivated to do much in terms of real work, so I thought I’d take a couple of minutes to write a post about some of the upcoming choir activities. Plus my boss is out of town until Friday.

As always, be sure to visit the Calendar page on the website for the latest information.

July 27: The church service at German Fest is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Presumably those who are singing will have to be there somewhat earlier – the Summerfest grounds will be open at 9:30 a.m. The service is Protestant this year, and by Protestant I mean Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.

August 3: We’ll be having our annual Cemetery Sing beginning at 1:00 p.m. We will begin at Highland Memory Gardens at Pat Burke’s grave site. The address is 3054 Cty Rd BB (Cottage Grove Rd). Then we will go to Roselawn Memorial Park to honor our past members there; the address is 401 Femrite Drive in Monona. After this we will gather at the Spartan Bowl in McFarland and have a libation in memory of old friends. The address is 4711 Farwell St, McFarland – this is at the corner of US 51 and Farwell St.

September 4: First rehearsal for the 2014-15 season – 8:00 p.m. at Turner Hall.

September 13: Essen Haus Oktoberfest, probably beginning around 2:00 p.m.

September 14: We will take part in the 10th annual Wauktoberfest in Waunakee. We will sing at 2:30, then take a break for the Dachshund races at 3:00, and then sing again until 4:00 or so.

December 20: It seems along way off, but this is the currently scheduled date for our annual Christmas concert and dinner.

May 2, 2015: It’s even farther off, but we will be having our Spring concert at 7:00 p.m. at Turner Hall.

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WSB Sangerfest 2014

We’ve received two more photos of the Capitol concert from Geoff Kroening:

To: Wisconsin Sängerbezirk Presidents, Secretaries and others

Attached are two pictures of the WSB Chöre performing in the State Capitol Rotunda.  Margot Paap’s son-in-law took these photos and Margot gave me professionally printed images which I scanned for electronic posting on the Milwaukee Liederkranz facebook page.  The scanned images from the vivid color prints turned out well and I thought I would share them via email to all the WSB clubs.  Please forward and share them with your singers.

The photos are below – click on the image for a larger version of the photo. I’ve also shared the Milwaukee Liederkranz Facebook photo gallery on our own Facebook page.

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WMTV story about Kommers / Saengerfest

Paul Hartwig has passed along a link to the Channel 15 story about  Kommers / Saengerfest including some footage at the Capitol. There may be a short commercial at the beginning of the video. Here’s the link:

http://www.nbc15.com/video?videoid=2870249

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WSB Capitol Concert 2014 recordings

Recordings from the WSB Sängerfest Capitol Concert on Sunday June 22, 2014 are now available online. Click here and you should see a folder on our Google Drive with all of the mp3 files – one for each song. You can play them over the web, or download them to your computer.

Thanks to Eric for making these available!

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Kommers 2014 Part 3

We concluded Kommers / Saengerfest 2014 by performing a short concert in the Capitol Rotunda. Afterward, we headed over to the Essen Haus to enjoy some beer, brats and music. Thankfully this all occurred before the rain returned.

Here are some pictures – as always, click on the image to see a larger version of the photo.

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Kommers 2014 part 2

After the morning’s competition and dinner, there was a short rehearsal for the evening concert (and the Sunday concert at the Capitol) and then some free time; the amount of free time depending on whether you had signed up to make sandwiches or not.

In the evening the combined choirs sang a few song, ate some sandwiches and had a dance.

Click on the images below to see a larger version of the photo.

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Kommers 2014 part 1

The Kommers competition for 2014 was held on Saturday June 21 at Madison Turner Hall. The competition began at 11:00; seven choirs performed – the Schwaben Maennerchor and Milwaukee Liedertafel performed together.

After the performances, we had a catered dinner.

Here are some photos – click on the image to see a larger version.

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Upcoming Events

We’ve got a few events coming up in June and July. As always, be sure to visit the Calendar page on the website for the latest information.

June 21 and 22: we will host Kommers and Sängerfest 2014 in Madison. See the website for the current schedule and other information. The events on Saturday the 21st will be at Turner Hall in Madison: the Kommers competition will begin at 11:00 a.m. and events will continue through the day finishing up with the concert and dance in the evening. On Sunday the 22nd, there will be a free concert at the Capitol Rotunda starting no earlier than noon, followed by a picnic at the Essen Haus.

Singers: for the competition on Saturday morning we’ll be in full uniform. Saturday evening it’s your choice of full uniform or black pants and a white shirt. For Sunday’s events, our new casual shirts are the uniform of the day.

July 10 and 17: Rehearsals for the German Fest church service combine choir. These are at the Schwabenhof in Menomonee Falls beginning at 7:00 p.m. You must attend one of the rehearsals in order to sing in the choir at the church service.

July 27: The church service at German Fest is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Presumably those who are singing will have to be there somewhat earlier – the Summerfest grounds will be open at 9:30 a.m. The service is Protestant this year.

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Want to Boost Your Salary? Try Learning German

From recent Time.com article:

http://time.com/#money/137042/foreign-language-fluency-pay-salary/

 

 

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Spring Concert 2014 recordings

The recordings from the MMC 2014 Spring Concert are now available online as MP3 files. Click here and you should see a folder on our Google Drive with all of the MP3 files – one for each song. You can play them over the web, or download them to your computer.

Thanks to Eric for making these available!

 

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