Tom George Greenway


Tom George Greenway is for Thomas T. George (1924-1999), a Madison lawyer, alderman from 1971 to 1975, and a Heritage Heights resident who lived at 905 Inwood Way.”

Tom sang with the Männerchor for many years.  This Greenway is located off of Cottage Grove Road on the East side of Madison.

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Sock Photo Poll 2015-2016

Now that our 2015-2016 season has come to a close, it’s time for the more-or-less annual Madison Maennerchor Sock Photo Poll. I have gone through the concert photos from the past year and found five sock photos for you to choose from. To refresh your memory, here they are in chronological order:

The Santa socks from the Christmas Concert & Dinner (December 2015)

The mandatory concert sock photo

The mandatory concert sock photo






The trees & snowflakes socks from our concert at Oakwood Village (also December 2015)

Trees & snowflakes at Oakwood Village, December 2015

Trees & snowflakes at Oakwood Village, December 2015






The Luther “Here I Stand” socks from our performance at Bethel Lutheran Church (February 2016)

Luther socks at Bethel Lutheran Church, February 2016

Luther socks at Bethel Lutheran Church, February 2016






The Bucky Badger and UW socks from our Spring Concert (May 2016)

Bucky & UW socks at the Spring Concert, May 2016

Bucky & UW socks at the Spring Concert, May 2016







The lucky Norwegian flag socks from Kommers (June 2016). Actually they were a lot more lucky at Kommers in 2015 when we actually won!

Lucky Norwegian Flag socks at Kommers, June 2016

Lucky Norwegian Flag socks at Kommers, June 2016







The poll will remain open until September 1, 2016. I think I have this set up so that you can vote once a day until then.

Which is your favorite sock photo from the MMC 2015-2016 season?
  • 5% - ( 1 vote )
  • 10% - ( 2 votes )
  • 25% - ( 5 votes )
  • 5% - ( 1 vote )
  • 55% - ( 11 votes )
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Deciphering Old German Script Workshop

The Max Kade Institute at UW-Madison is offering a workshop on deciphering old German script on Saturday October 1, 2016. Mark Louden will be the speaker and the workshop will be held on campus at Union South from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

For all of the details, including the workshop fee, lunch menu and registration deadline, please follow this link:


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Kommers 2016

The annual Wisconsin Saengerbezirk Kommers was held in Wauwatosa on Saturday June 18th at Hart Park. The Milwaukee Damenchor hosted the competition. Below are my pictures of Kommers; as always please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo.

Congratulations to the Milwaukee Damenchor for winning the competition, and MGV Harmonia Kenosha and the Gesangverein Concordia Sheboygan for placing second and third!


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Make Music Madison

We will be taking part in the Make Music Madison event on Tuesday June 21. We’ll be singing at the Madison Public Library (the central branch at 201 W. Mifflin Street) at 7:00 p.m. We will be performing outside the main entrance of the library, rain or shine.

Here are links to our event listing and also the schedule of performances at the Public Library.

Singers: please be at the library at 6:30 to warm up before the performance.



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Fairytale Castles of King Ludwig II – on PBS tonight, June 6

Fairytale Castles of King Ludwig II

Extraordinary castles built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria in the late 19th century are explored. Hosted by Dan Cruickshank.

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Spring Concert 2016

We held our 164th Annual Spring Concert on Sunday May 15, 2016 at Madison Turner Hall. Our guest choir was the Monroe Swiss Singers. Below are some photos from the concert. Thanks to all who attended; we hope you had a good time!

Thanks to all who helped set up and clean up. And also to those who helped make the sandwiches. And special thanks to Geoff Kroening for sharing his photos of the concert.

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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:


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