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Christmas Concert & Dinner 2017

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 10, 2017 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 $25/adult and children 13 or older. Children under 13 eat free when with an adult also eating dinner. Cash bar. Tickets for the concert only are $10/adult. Tickets can be purchased at the door but we would appreciate it if you made a reservation in advance. For the full details, including how to make a reservation, please click on the link below:

2017 MMC Christmas Concert flyer

Please make your reservations by December 5th if possible. Email us at xmas@madisonmaennerchor.org or call Alan at (608) 335-0770.

Note: if the concert is canceled due to bad weather (as has happened in the past) we will post the news here on our web site and on our Facebook page. We will also attempt to contact everyone on the reservation list if we have a phone number or email address.

Swissfest 2017

On November 5, 2017 we traveled to Monroe to sing as a guest choir at the 51st Annual Swissfest. the event was held at Turner Hall in Monroe and included the Monroe Swiss Singers, the Maennerchor New Glarus and the Jodlerklub New Glarus.

It was a great event and I think we had a great time both performing and listening to the other choirs and other performers. The acoustics in the Grand Hall were great. Afterward, we headed downstairs to the Ratskeller for some refreshments.

Here are some photos; as always, click on the thumbnail to see the larger image.

Kommers 2017

The 2017 WSB Kommers was held on May 20th at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in Kenosha. Below are a few photos from the competition. Our hosts MGV Kenosha were the eventual winners; we placed third.

International Fest 2017

On Saturday February 25th we sang at the International Festival in the Overture Center. this year we performed on the stage of the Capitol Theater instead of the Rotunda Room where we performed the last few years. After we sang, quite a few of us headed over to the Buck & Badger for a drink. Or perhaps two.

Here are some photos from the day. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo.

Christmas Concert and Dinner 2016

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 11, 2016 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 $25/adult and children 13 or older. Children under 13 eat free when with an adult also eating dinner. Cash bar. Tickets for the concert only are $10/adult. Tickets can be purchased at the door but we would appreciate it if you made a reservation in advance. For the full details, including how to make a reservation, please click on the link below:

Christmas Concert & Dinner information

Please make your reservations by December 6th if possible. Email xmas@madisonmaennerchor.org or call Alan at (608) 335-0770.

MKI Oktoberfest

The Friends of the Max Kade Institute are having another Oktoberfest fund-raising event. A couple of us went to the same event last year and had a great time. The funds raised go to the Library of the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies.

Here is a link to the event page on their web site: http://mkifriends.org/events/

Briefly the event is on Friday November 4 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the University Club on State Street. There will be a German-style buffet, German and Swiss music and of course there will be beer – from Bull Falls Brewery in Wausau.

2016-mki-oktober-fest-poster

First Lutheran Church in Middleton

On Sunday September 11, 2016 we took part in the Annual Service at First Lutheran Church in Middleton. The church is no longer used for regular church services, it’s used mostly for weddings in the summer, but every fall there is an annual service. This year it was a special anniversary: the current church building was constructed in 1866 so this is the 150th anniversary! An addition was built in 1884 with the steeple and a new church bell. The church was added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1988.

The congregation was founded in 1852, which coincidentally is the same year that the Madison Maennerchor was founded.

It was a beautiful day for the service and it was great to be there and to sing during the service. Below are a few photos; as always click on the thumbnail to see the larger image.

 

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: http://mki.wisc.edu/events/2016/deciphering-old-german-script

 

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!