Christmas Concert & Dinner 2014

We had our annual Christmas Concert & Dinner at Turner Hall on Sunday December 14, 2014. We had a good turnout for the concert.  Afterward Sankt Nikolaus paid us a visit and then we had a great dinner, featuring ham baked in sourdough bread from Clasen’s Bakery.

Thanks to everyone who helped to make the evening a success: the set up crew, the clean up crew, the folks at Turner Hall and Edith’s Catering, and of course Sankt Nikolaus.

Here are some photos from the concert – as always, click on the small image to see the larger photo.

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Folklore Village Concert 2014

Plum Grove Church

Plum Grove Church

We will perform a Christmas Concert at Folklore Village on Friday December 19, 2014 at 7:00 p.m in the historic Plum Grove Church. After the concert, the Christmas tree in nearby Farwell Hall will be lit with candles and we’ll sing some Christmas carols.

Tickets for the concert are $7 adults, $5 seniors & teens and $4 for kids. Reservations are recommended; please call 924-4000. For further information see the Calendar page at the Folklore Village web site.

Folklore Village is located at 3210 County Road BB in Dodgeville Wisconsin. This is about a half mile south of the intersection of County Road BB and Highway 18/151 just west of Ridgeway. Here is a map. Farwell Hall will be on your right and the Plum Grove Church will be on your left about a block south of Farwell Hall.

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Christmas Concert and Dinner 2014

A visit from Sankt Nikolaus

A visit from Sankt Nikolaus

Our annual Christmas Concert & Dinner will be held at Turner Hall, 3001 S Stoughton Road in Madison, on Sunday December 14, 2014 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 xmas@madisonmaennerchor.org or call Alan at (608) 335-0770.

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Oak Park Place Concert 2014-11-06

On Thursday November 6 we performed at the Oak Park Place retirement community on the far east side of Madison. It’s really a very nice building complex. After some difficulties with the folding music stand, we sang in the Grandview Hall and had a pretty good crowd. After our second set, we headed over to the Great Dane Pub for some refreshments.

Here are a few pictures, as always you can click on the thumbnail image to display the larger version of the photo.

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Capitol Lakes Concert 2014-10-30

On Thursday October 30th we performed at the Capitol Lakes Retirement Community in Madison. They have a very nice facility and the room that we sang in had great acoustics. After the concert we adjourned to the Essen Haus for refreshments.

Here are some pictures, as always you can click on the thumbnail image to display the larger version of the photo.

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Upcoming Events

Fall is here and instead of raking leaves after the Badger victory over Illinois, I thought I’d put together a list of the upcoming events for the rest of the year and some things in 2015. This is all based on the info provided at our October meeting; as always, be sure to visit the Calendar page on the website for the latest information.

October 23: Due to a scheduling conflict at Turner Hall, we will have rehearsal at the Essen Haus tonight.

October 30: We will perform at Capitol Lakes retirement community. The concert is at 7:00 pm; plan to be there in full uniform at 6:30 to warm up. Here is a link to a map.

November 6: We will give a concert at Oak Park Place at 7:00 pm. Plan to be there at 6:30 to warm up – full uniform is suggested to avoid being sanctioned by the president. Oak Park Place is conveniently located near the Great Dane Pub on Jupiter Drive. Here is a link to a map.

November 12: The film “Red Orchestra” is being shown at the Pyle Center (702 Langdon St in Madison) on campus at 7:00 pm. MMC is one of the sponsors of the film and admission is free.

December 14: It seems along way off, but this is the currently scheduled date for our annual Christmas concert and dinner. The concert is scheduled to begin at 3:00 pm, which typically means that the bar opens around 2:00.

December 19: We will perform a Christmas concert at Folklore Village at 7:00 pm. We will be singing in the historic Plum Grove Church. Folklore Village is located between Ridgeway and Dodgeville.

February 7, 2015: This is the tentative date for Stiftungsfest, which is tentatively planned to take place at Kavanaugh’s Esquire Club.

February 21, 2015: We will be performing at the International Festival at the Overture Center in Madison. No word yet on what time we will perform.

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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Wauktoberfest on WKOW-TV

Here’s a link to the story Channel 27 did on Wauktoberfest – you will see some familiar faces, and a large goat in lederhosen: Wauktoberfest video

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Wauktoberfest 2014

We performed at Wauktoberfest on Sunday September 14. We did the usual performance: sing the first set, pause for the dachshund races, and then sing the second set. It was a beautiful afternoon to sing and watch dachshunds run, and the Packers eventually managed to win after a dismal first half.

I did take some video of the dachshund race finals: click on the link for 7 Seconds of Glory. Congratulations to Bentley the 2014 champion.

Here are some photos from Wauktoberfest – as always, click on the small image to see the larger photo.

 

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Essen Haus Oktoberfest 2014

We sang at the Oktoberfest celebration at the Essen Haus on Saturday September 13th. We sang two sets, though the second one was a little short because it was time for Dorf Kapelle to start their set.

Here are some pictures – as always, click on the small image to see the larger version of the photo.

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First Rehearsal Reminder

Just a quick reminder that the first rehearsal of the 2014-15 season will be on Wednesday evening September 3 at 8:00 pm at Turner Hall. And there will be the monthly business meeting after the rehearsal.

Thanks to Paul H for the “Luther Socks” – I imagine they’ll look very nice with the new uniforms…

Here I stand, I can do no other

Here I stand, I can do no other

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