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CD Release Party – November 17

Sound Salon – Alpine Dreaming

November 17, 2018 – 7:00pm
University Club, 803 State St., Madison, WI

Join us for this lively CD release party featuring the Grammy award-winning owners of Archeophone Records Meagan Hennessey and Richard Martin, accordionist Deb Krauss Smith, and folklorist and Professor Emeritus James P. Leary.
In 1920 Ferdinand Ingold, a poor but visionary Swiss settler in the small Wisconsin town of Monroe, audaciously launched a record label, Helvetia—invoking his homeland’s ancient name and celebrating its musical heritage. Praised in the immigrant press yet beset by fiscal challenges, Helvetia issued a scant 36 sides. Illuminating one of the first American record labels established by an immigrant for his own community, Alpine Dreaming both recalls a bygone era and resonates with all who seek better New World lives while remembering their homelands.
Co-sponsored by the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies, Mills Music Library, and the Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

2nd Annual MMC Open House

We held our 2nd Annual Open House at the Essen Haus on Thursday, September 27, 2018.  Had a good turnout and our friends from MGV Kenosha paid us another visit as well.

Also, President Ruch presented Walter Bausch with his 65-Year Certificate.

 

MMC Tile – Monona Terrace

When the Monona Terrace was being built, the public was offered the opportunity to purchase commemorative tiles for placement on the Terrace Roof Garden.

The other day I finally had a chance to locate (again) the tile purchased by the Madison Männerchor at the time.

It is located in the southeast corner of the Roof Garden, near the sign for the Lake Vista Cafe (see picture).

 

Tom George Greenway

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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.

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

“Quench Your Thirst for Knowledge” with German Beer, Food and Music! — Friday, November 13, in Madison

Join the Friends for an entertaining evening to benefit the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies!

Friday, November 13, 2015
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The University Club
803 State Street, Madison, 53703

Sample craft beer from Bull Falls Brewery in Wausau, Wisconsin,
Enjoy a German-style buffet with delicacies from Clasen’s European Bakery in Middleton, Swiss Colony in Monroe, and the University Club Restaurant.

Dance to Polka Music with Rick March, and bid on fun silent auction baskets.

To purchase tickets fill out the attached
FRIENDS of the Max Kade Institute FALL FEST 2015 Registration Form
$30 advanced purchase
$35 at the door

Help us promote this event — Download and print our flyer!

**Please note: Tickets will not be sent out. We will confirm your purchase by email or phone.
Stop at the registration desk at the event, and you will be issued a wrist bracelet.

 

Contact: friends.mki.madison@gmail.com or 608-262-7546