Before we halted our rehearsals in March 2020 due to the pandemic, we did have a photo session for a choir portrait. This would have appeared in the program book for our Spring 2020 Concert, but of course that was canceled too. Here is the photo:
Our 2020 Christmas Concert & Dinner has been cancelled due to the pandemic, so we’ve put together a short Christmas video. The soundtrack is our rendition of “Wir wuenschen eine frohe Weihnacht” from our “O Tannenbaum” CD that we recorded a while back. We traditionally sing this song at the end of the Christmas Concert. The photos of the choir and Sankt Nikolaus are from our 2015 Christmas Concert & Dinner and were taken by Carrie Wilkey.
The video has been uploaded to MMC channel on YouTube. If you’re interested in seeing it, please click here!
The choir has not been able to rehearse or otherwise be together since March 12th, so instead of doing our weekly Zoom call, we decided a socially distanced tailgate party would be a nice change of pace.
We have cancelled our 168th Annual Spring Concert which was scheduled for May 31st.
With the continuing spread of the coronavirus, we are still weeks away from resuming rehearsals even in the best case scenario. So for the safety of the choir members, family and friends, we have decided to cancel the concert.
At this point there is no scheduled date for the next rehearsal.
We had a short meeting after our rehearsal on March 12th to discuss future rehearsals in light of the current public health emergency. Given the continuing spread of the coronavirus and the demographics of the choir, we decided to suspend rehearsals until April 9th.
Our Spring Concert is still scheduled for May 31st at Madison’s Turner Hall, but we will re-evaluate this in April.
This fall, Wisconsin Public Television re-ran a segment on the Madison Männerchor on Wisconsin Life that originally aired in May 2018. The video is 5 or 6 minutes long. To see the story on the Wisconsin Life website (the article includes the video that aired as well as some bonus footage) please click here!
Isthmus, Madison’s weekly newspaper, has a great article on choir in their Music section this week. The article includes a photo of the choir singing a the Essen Haus Oktoberfest this fall. To read the article, please click here!
Some bad news this morning: we’ve heard from our friends in Plain, and Strassenfest has been cancelled due to the rain that is moving into the area.
Kommers 2019 was held on Sunday April 7th at Hart Park in Wauwatosa. MGV Harmonia Kenosha won the competition, with the Madison Maennerchor in second place and Milwaukee Liederkranz, the 2018 winner, in third. Milwaukee Liedertafel was the host choir and the set up and food were great.
Below are some photos; click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo.
Our rehearsal on Thursday February 7, 2019 has been canceled due to weather and road conditions. With the rain, sleet and snow that we’ve had over the last two days, plus the forecast of much colder temperatures tonight, it will be dangerous to be out on the roads. So tonight’s rehearsal (and business meeting) has been canceled.