Our annual Christmas Concert & Dinner will be held at Turner Hall, 3001 S Stoughton Road in Madison, on Sunday December 15, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. After the concert, there will be a visit from Sankt Nikolaus followed by dinner at approximately 5:00 p.m.
Tickets are $23/adult & children 13 or older. Children under 13 eat free when with an adult also eating dinner. Cash bar. Tickets for the concert only are $8/adult. For the full details, please click on the link below:
Christmas Concert & Dinner Information
Please make your reservations by December 10th. Email email@example.com or call Alan at (608) 335-0770.
It’s doesn’t seem right that it should get dark so early these days, but I guess that’s my cue to make a post about the upcoming events for the rest of the year. This is the information that I have at the moment; times and dates do change sometimes, so you should always check out the Calendar page on the web site.
December 15: Christmas Concert and Dinner. The annual MMC Christmas Concert and Dinner will be at Turner Hall on Sunday December 15, 2013. The concert will start at 3:00 p.m. Beyond that, details are a little sketchy – as soon as more information is available I will post it.
December 19: East Side Club Christmas Party. The East Side Club (formerly the East Side Businessmen’s Association) has invited us to sing at their Christmas party on Thursday, December 19, 2013. The time is 7:00 p.m. although I’m not sure if that’s when we sing or that’s when we should be there to warm up.
Looking ahead into 2014, we’ve got two things on the calendar so far:
February 15: Stiftungsfest. This is the tentative date for the 2014 Stiftungsfest. It will be at the Essen Haus; tentative time for dinner is 7:00 p.m. with the “social hour” beginning at 6:00 p.m.
February 22: International Festival. We’ve been invited to the International Festival at the Overture Center. The festival runs from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday February 22, 2014 but there is no word yet on when we are scheduled to perform.
As you can see, there are no MMC events on the schedule for November (so far at least) except for our always exciting business meeting after rehearsal on Thursday the 7th. So to get you in the mood for the meeting, here are some photos from the October meeting:
We are spellbound as the secretary reads the minutes from the last meeting
Discussion about the new uniforms or something; the refreshments were very distracting.
Did someone say adjourn?
Hello friends–please spread the word and invite your friends! Here’s a chance to enjoy a great afternoon of entertainment this Sunday, October 13 at the annual Wine Fest. It’s a friendly mix of Austrian Volksmusik, Viennese songs and operetta, humor and skits, and you get to dance and sing along!
33rd Annual Wine Fest
Austrian American Society of Milwaukee
Sunday, October 13, 2013
at the Schwabenhof in Menomonee Falls
N56 W14750 Silver Spring Drive
Doors open at 1:00 p.m.
Program begins at 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy Authentic Austrian Volksmusik, Elegant Viennese Song, Skits, Good Humor, Old-World Culture and a chance to sing and dance along! Featuring the exquisite zither music of Kurt von Eckroth and the graceful singing of soprano Rachel Renee.
Tickets $8.00 at the door on the day of the event—no pre-sales.
Additionally, fine food and beverages will be available from the Austrian Club and from the Schwabenhof bar and restaurant staff.
For more information contact:
Doug Scott, (414) 614-2235
Hope you are enjoying the nice weather we’ve been having. Here are some of the details for upcoming events:
October 19: WSB Kommers. The Sheboygan Gesangverein Concordia is hosting the competition. The bus will be at Turner Hall at 12:15 p.m.
October 26: Oktoberfest at Turner Hall. There will be an Oktoberfest celebration at Turner Hall on Saturday October 26, 2013. The tapping of the keg is scheduled to be at 1:00 p.m. There will be live music beginning at 1:00 and lasting until about 8:00. Other activities are being planned as well – there are more details on the Madison Turners web site.
For late breaking details please check out the Calendar page on the web site. If you click on the “Agenda” control on the calendar, the upcoming events will be displayed as a list.
And a quick reminder about…
December 15: Christmas Concert and Dinner. 3 p.m. at Turner Hall
I also wanted to mention that when the leaves start to fall, it’s a sure sign that the lutefisk dinner season is about to begin. Sadly Lakeview Lutheran in Madison had to cancel their dinner this year. But Christ Lutheran in DeForest is having their lutefisk dinner on Saturday November 9. See you there!
The University of Wisconsin Choral Union and UW Chamber Orchestra will present a concert containing two works, Dona Nobis Pacem by the English composer of Welsh descent Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Die Erste Walpurgisnacht by German composer Felix Mendelssohn. The concert will be presented on Saturday November 23rd (7:30 pm) and Sunday November 24th (2:00 pm) in UW Mills Hall, Mosse Humanities Building. Please call the School of Music’s Concert Line (608) 265-2787 for tickets. You can also purchase tickets on line at the UW Choral Union web site. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $8 for students/seniors.
Die erste Walpurgisnacht (The First Walpurgis Night) is a secular cantata for soloists and choir composed by Felix Mendelssohn. The words are taken from a poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The text involves Druids in the Harz mountains The piece is about 36 minutes in length. Sung in German.
The sections are titled:
- Es lacht der Mai (May is in full bloom) Tenor & chorus of Druids & people.
- Könnt ihr so verwegen handeln? (Could you be so rash, so daring?) Alto, old woman, & chorus of wives of the people.
- Wer Opfer heut zu bringen scheut (Whoever fears to sacrifice) Baritone, priest, & chorus of Druids.
- Verteilt euch, wackre Männer, hier (Divide your forces, valiant men) Chorus of Druid watchmen.
- Diese dummen Pfaffenchristen (Christians and their priests are witless) Bass, watchman, & chorus of watchmen.
- Kommt mit Zacken und mit Gabeln (Come with prongs and pitchforks) Chorus of Druids and people.
- So weit gebracht, dass wir bei Nacht (It’s come so far that now by night) Baritone, priest, & chorus of Druids and people.
- Hilf, ach hilf mir, Kriegsgeselle (Help, oh help me, comrade) Tenor & chorus of Christian watchmen.
- Die Flamme reinigt sich vom Rauch (The flame is purified by smoke) Baritone, priest, & chorus of Druids and people.
Dona Nobis Pacem (Give Us Peace) by Ralph Vaughan Williams was composed in 1936 to mark the hundredth anninversary of the Huddersfield Choral Society. The texts are taken from Walt Whitman poems, speeches and excerpts from The Bible. It was intended to be a plea for peace. It is scored for soprano and baritone soloists with chorus and orchestra. Sung in English.
“Die erste Walpurgisnacht”, p. 226 in The World of the Oratorio, Kurt Pahlen. Portland, OR: Amadeus Press, 1990.
“Die Erste Walprugisnacht”, retrieved from Wikipedia, accessed September 24, 2013. “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Die_erste_Walpurgisnacht”
“Dona Nobis Pacem”, retrieved from Wikipedia, accessed September 24, 2013. “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dona_nobis_pacem_(Vaughan_Williams)”
Luther Memorial Church is honored to host the St. Thomas Boys Choir of Leipzig during the first U.S. concert tour of its 800-year history. The choir will sing from the church’s rear balcony, just as it performs at St. Thomas.
Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to hear world class music in Madison. Tickets are available for purchase online on the Luther Memorial website via Brown Paper Tickets. You can select your seats from a seating chart of the LM nave at $20, $30 or $60.
Buy your tickets today… and pass it on!
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St. Thomas Boys Choir of Leipzig
Luther Memorial Church
Concert date is Nov. 3, 2013 – 7 p.m.