Middleton Good Neighbor Fest 2014

No singing for us at the Middleton Good Neighbor Fest again this year, but a couple of us took part in the 5 K race. It was a very hot and humid morning, so naturally we were very thirsty when we finished the run.

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Cemetery Sing 2014

On Sunday August 3, we had our annual Cemetery Sing. We began at Highland Memorial on Cottage Grove Road. After a few songs and some words of remembrance for Pat Burke we drove to Roselawn in Monona. We sang a few songs and shared some memories of Ernst Roth, Roger Attoe and the other friends who are buried here.

Then it was off to visit the Spartan Bowl in McFarland for some refreshments.

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First Reheasal Update

The first rehearsal for 2014 has been moved from Thursday September 4th to Wednesday September 3rd! Rehearsal will be at the usual time at Turner Hall but for this week it will be on Wednesday, not Thursday.

Thursday conflicts with the Packer season opener: they’re playing at Seattle and the kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Central.

Not sure yet what the plan will be for the October 2nd rehearsal which will conflict with the Packers – Vikings game at Lambeau…

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Vorstand and Music Committee meetings

The Vorstand meeting will be on Thursday August 14th and the Music Committee meeting will be on Thursday August 21st. Both meetings are to start at 8:00pm at Turner Hall. If there is a conflict with the location, we’ll come up with an alternative meeting place.


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After the beer is gone

A constructive use of empty beer bottles:


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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 3: First rehearsal for the 2014-15 season – 8:00 p.m. at Turner Hall. Note that this is a Wednesday night! We are moving this rehearsal so it doesn’t conflict with the Packer game on Thursday night.

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 14: 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:


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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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