Yes, it’s that time of year again!
Yes, it’s that time of year again!
We’ve had a quiet year since the International Festival – maybe too quiet. But now that Spring is here, more or less, we do have a few events on the schedule. As always, be sure to visit the Calendar page on the website for the latest information.
April 10: we will hold our weekly rehearsal at Kavanaugh’s Esquire Club at 8:00 pm. Kavanaugh’s is located at 1025 N Sherman Ave, Madison, WI 53704
May 3: our annual Spring Concert will be held at Turner Hall beginning at 7:00 pm.
June 21 and 22: we will host Kommers and Sängerfest 2014 in Madison. See the website for the current schedule and other information. Sadly, my suggestion of having the competition at the Hartmeyer Ice Arena was rejected; it will be held at Turner Hall. I still think “Kommers on Ice” would have been awesome….
Please vote in our poll for the best food photo of 2013. The poll will remain open until the end of April 2014. We had a lot of good meals in 2013, so here are the photos to refresh your memory:
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Stiftungsfest at the Essen Haus (February 2013)
Sandwiches for the Spring Concert (May 2013)
Kommers in Sheboygan (October 2013)
Cooking class at the Turner Hall Oktoberfest (October 2013)
Lutefisk dinner at Christ Lutheran Church in DeForest (November 2013)
Christmas Concert dinner (December 2013)
Our annual Stiftungsfest was held at the Essen Haus on Saturday February 15th. We had quite a good turnout despite the weather and we had a pretty good time. One of the evening’s highlights was Walter wearing the 1950s version of the MMC uniform, complete with the white coat and bow tie. My hat’s off to the former members of the choir from this era: obviously they never spilled a beer or put too much mustard on a bratwurst while in uniform!
We have one concert on the schedule this month: the International Festival at the Overture Center in Madison on Saturday February 22nd. We’re scheduled to sing at 12:10 on the Rotunda Stage. Here is a link to the full International Festival schedule:
I’m assuming that we will be in full uniform with no white socks.
Retired MMC singer Dick Layman invited us to perform at Oakwood Village. It was kind of memorial concert for Dick’s wife Gloria who passed away late last year. We performed at 7:00 p.m. in the main auditorium. We sang a selection of our songs, including some that were especially requested by Dick.
After the concert we adjourned to the dining hall and enjoyed sandwiches and beer. Naturally we did a little more singing!
Thanks again for inviting us Dick!
Please vote in our poll for the best sock photo while in full uniform for 2013. The poll will remain open until the end of March 2014. To refresh your memory, here are the photos from our archives:
White socks, Milwaukee Liederkranz concert (April 2013)
Norwegian Flag socks, Spring Concert (May 2013)
Packer socks, Kommers (October 2013)
Santa socks, Christmas concert (December 2013)
The Madison Maennerchor had our annual Christmas Concert & Dinner at Turner Hall on Sunday December 15, 2013. We had a pretty good turnout for the concert, and afterwards Sankt Nikolaus paid us a visit and then we had dinner, featuring ham baked in sourdough bread from Clasen’s Bakery.
Eric recorded the concert and has made the audio files available for listening and downloading. If I’ve done this correctly, clicking on the link below should take you to the folder containing the audio files. Then just click on a file to hear the song:
And here are some pictures!
Ralph Clasen taught a cooking class at the Turner Hall Oktoberfest, and has provided the recipes for the dishes he made during the class. I apologize for the delay in posting them here; but it took me a while to reformat the recipes in a convenient form. Any typos or other problems you may find in the file are my fault, not Ralph’s. Please click on the link below for the Oktoberfest recipes in PDF format:
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.
We’re past the deadline for reservations, but if you didn’t quite get around to making a reservation, don’t worry – there will be tickets available at the door.
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: