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.
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.
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:
Please make your reservations by December 6th if possible. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Alan at (608) 335-0770.
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.
We’ll be singing Saturday October 1st at the Edgewater Oktoberfest at 5:00 p.m. Here’s the flyer for the event at the Edgewater:
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.
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
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!
We will be taking part in the Make Music Madison event on Tuesday June 21. We’ll be singing at the Madison Public Library (the central branch at 201 W. Mifflin Street) at 7:00 p.m. We will be performing outside the main entrance of the library, rain or shine.
Singers: please be at the library at 6:30 to warm up before the performance.
At the Monday March 7th meeting of the German Interest Group – Wisconsin, Michael Rehberg, Black Point Estate, Lake Geneva, will talk about “German Beer Barons in Southeastern Wisconsin.” The meeting is at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 2921 Mount Zion Avenue in Janesville. Here’s a link to the meeting and speaker info page on the German Interest Group’s web site: