“Wo man singt”
German-American Singing Festivals, 1849–1914
Wednesday, April 5, at 12:00 pm Central Time
Free and open to the public, but registration is required.
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Between 1849 and 1914, German-American singing festivals with thousands of participants and visitors were a constant yet changing element in the cultural landscape of the United States. They brought German and European music to America, helped immigrants construct a German-American (musical) identity, and contributed to asserting their status in society. This presentation will focus on the beginnings and the expansion of German-American choirs, especially Männerchöre (choirs for male voices), singing federations and their festivals, and the musical repertoire that was performed from the mid-nineteenth century to the beginning of World War I.
Heike Bungert is Professor for North American History at the University of Münster in Germany and has published extensively on the festivals of German Americans.
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A visit from Sankt Nikolaus
Our annual Christmas Concert & Dinner will be held on Sunday December 11, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. This year the event will be at a new venue: St Bernard Catholic Church, 2438 Atwood Ave in Madison. After the concert, there will be a visit from Sankt Nikolaus followed by dinner at approximately 5:00 p.m.
Tickets for the concert and dinner are $25 per person. Tickets for the concert only are $10. There will be a cash bar. 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:
2022 Christmas Concert flyer
Please make your reservations by December 4th if possible. Questions? Email us at email@example.com.
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.
Madison’s International Festival begins tomorrow. You can view the online content from Saturday, February 27 – Saturday, March 6, 2021. The Madison Männerchor submitted a virtual performance. Check it out at the Overture Center’s website:
Overture’s 2021 International Festival
German Fest Milwaukee has announced that 2020 German Fest, originally scheduled July 24-26, has been cancelled, due to the current Covid-19 situation. For more information, please see the press release on the German Fest website: https://germanfest.com/
Opening of MKI Exhibit
“Neighbors Past and Present: The Wisconsin German Experience”
Lecture by Mark Louden
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
6:00 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
University Club Restaurant, 803 State Street, Madison