Category Archives: MMC Members

Visitors from Canada

At our rehearsal on April 9th, we had some special visitors from Calgary: Paul Hermann and his daughter Dorothy. Paul sang with the Maennerchor while he was in an exchange student at the University back in 1951-52. So he was a part of the choir during the centennial year of 1952.

A group of German exchange students in 1951. Paul Hermann is #12.

A group of German exchange students in 1951. Paul Hermann is #12.

The key to the group photo from 1951

The key to the group photo form 1951

Here are some photos from the rehearsal on April 9.

 

Brewing Program at UW

I’ve also posted this on our Facebook page, but in case you didn’t see the article in last Sunday’s Wisconsin State Journal about the brewing program at UW – Madison, click here. The class is taught by MMC member Hans Zoerb.

T-shirt photo

I really like to post sock photos, but every once in a while you get the chance to step outside of the box, so I just had to post this photo of a T-shirt at our rehearsal tonight:

Wisconsin T-shirt

I think this is even better than the famous “Irish yoga” T-shirt…

Rockow directs MTC

Former Madison Maennerchor director Ron Rockow had the opportunity to direct the Mormon Tabernacle Choir at their concert at the Overture Center in Madison on Tuesday June 18, 2013. The Wisconsin State Journal has the full story here. The State Journal also has some photos of the rehearsal and concert.

 

Gottlieb Grimm

Gottlieb Grimm was originally from Bottingen in the Kingdom of Württemberg, Germany. He was born in 1831 and learned the craft of bookbinding from his father, Gelasius Grimm. He emigrated to America in 1849 and settled in Madison, WI in 1850 where he began his life as a Bookbinder. It is reported that Gottlieb bound the first book ever in Madison. The book was actually a collection of back issues of Graham’s Magazine, which Madison banker Simeon Mills had saved and wanted bound. As a side note, Gottlieb was also a founding member of the Madison Maennerchor, a German singing society started in 1852 which patterned after the similar groups in the “old country”.

Here is a link to the Grimm Bindery in Madison, Wisconsin.

MMC Concert at Oakwood Village West 10-27-2011

Our performance was at 7 p.m. in the main floor auditorium. Later, we all moved to the dining room. Our concert sponsor and retired MMC singer, Dick Layman, arranged for sandwiches and Wahrsteiner beer after the concert in the dining room above the auditorium. Singing erupted soon after the beer and drinks were passed around!

Both the auditorium and dining room were filled to capacity with residents and Maennerchor singers (we’re in the white shirts, of course). A great time was had by all.

Thank you, Dick, for bringing such joy your community!

We had a lot of people at this celebration!

Singing and festivities at Oakwood Village

We sang and had a great time at Oakwood