Spring Concert 2016

The Madison Maennerchor’s 164th Annual Spring Concert will be held at Madison Turner Hall on Sunday May 15th at 3:00 p.m. Turner Hall is located at 3001 South Stoughton Road in Madison.

The Monroe Swiss Singers will be our guest choir. Admission is $8 per person. Sandwiches and cake will be served, and there will be beer, wine, spirits, coffee, and soft drinks.

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Upcoming Events

Hope your Spring is off to a good start! 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.

March 24: Time for another choir portrait! Singers, please be at Turner Hall at 7:30 p.m. in uniform. Our usual rehearsal will follow at 8:00 p.m.

March 29: Our usual Thursday night rehearsal is moved to Tuesday night this week due to a conflict on Thursday night. Turner Hall, 8:00 p.m.

April 7: We will perform at Oak Park Place at 6:30 p.m. Afterward, perhaps a visit to the Great Dane?

May 15: Our 2016 Spring Concert. The concert will be at Turner Hall beginning at 3:00 p.m. Our guest choir will be the Monroe Swiss Singers.

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 in Waunakee.

September 24: Oktoberfest at the Essen Haus.

December 11: It seems like a long way off, but this is the date for our annual Christmas Concert and Dinner at Turner Hall beginning at 3:00 p.m.

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German Beer Barons in SE Wisconsin

At the Monday March 7th meeting of the German Interest Group – Wisconsin, Michael Rehberg, Black Point Estate, Lake Geneva, will talk about “German Beer Barons in Southeastern Wisconsin.” The meeting is at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 2921 Mount Zion Avenue in Janesville. Here’s a link to the meeting and speaker info page on the German Interest Group’s web site:

http://www.gig-wi.com/meetings.htm

 

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Stiftungsfest 2016

On Saturday February 13th, we had our annual Stiftungsfest celebration. This year we did something a little different: we took a bus to Monroe for dinner at the Turner Hall. Before dinner we stopped at Minhas Brewery to sample some of their products and sing a few songs. And on our way back to Madison we stopped at Puemple’s Olde Tavern in New Glarus for a beer and a few more songs.

Here are some pictures – click on the thumbnail to see the larger image.

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Bethel Lutheran Church 2016

On Friday February 12th we braved the traffic and cold temperatures to perform for the Friendship club at Bethel Lutheran Church. We sang for about a half hour and afterward some of the group headed for refreshments at the Essen Haus.

Here are a few pictures. As always, click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo.

 

 

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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 3:00 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

September 24: Oktoberfest at the Essen Haus.

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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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