We concluded Kommers / Saengerfest 2014 by performing a short concert in the Capitol Rotunda. Afterward, we headed over to the Essen Haus to enjoy some beer, brats and music. Thankfully this all occurred before the rain returned.
Here are some pictures – as always, click on the image to see a larger version of the photo.
Here are my summer sort-of-dark socks
We sang in the Capitol Rotunda. The statue is a memorial to Colonel Hans Christian Heg who was born in Norway and was killed in action at the battle of Chickamauga in 1863.
For some unknown reason we actually started promptly at noon. We should never let this happen again.
The acoustics in the Capitol make it an interesting place to sing.
The women sang first
John directing the women singers
After the combined choirs sang, we sang happy birthday to John.
John is stepping down as director of the Madison Maennerchor. Our president Dick presented John with a plaque thanking him for his many years of directing the choir.
The winner of the competition was announced: Milwaukee Liederkranz
Milwaukee Liederkranz performing in the capitol
Afterward, we adjourned to the Essen Haus for some refreshments: beer, brats and music
Tim challenged Liederkranz to a volleyball game, but they said something about having to get back to Milwaukee...
Here's a hat photo in case you were getting tired of all the sock pictures.
And in the end...
...as Kommers / Saengerfest wraps up for 2014, Auf Wiedersehen from Madison!