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:
I think this is even better than the famous “Irish yoga” T-shirt…
The choir didn’t sing at the Middleton Good Neighbor Fest this year, but several of us took part in the 5 K race. And naturally we had to “replenish fluids” after the race.
We’re looking for a second tenor for next year’s race, to complete the quartet.
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.
Service for George Dickinson: Friday, June 1st at 11:00 at the Winn-Cress Funeral Home on 5785 Highway Q in Waunakee. Visitation: 10-11 am, followed by procession to the cemetery and burial with military rights.George joined the Madison Maennerchor in 1967. He received his 40-year pin in 2008. He will be missed.
Our former comrade in song passed away recently.
His obituary can be found at this link
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.
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!
In September, 2011, Ed Essert (MMC Tenor I, retired), participated in a video on immigration that was conducted by the Waunakee (Wisconsin) Public Library through a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council. In this interview he and other members of the Waunakee community told their stories of where their families originated, how they came to the United States, and how they became part of the community.
The entire video can be viewed at this link. Ed’s portion is from 15:16 through 20:50. The video is very informative and enjoyable.
Danny Proud, one of our Tenors, assembled original songs about GI’s, humor, love and yearning from the US Army barracks of the 421st Medical Company (Air Ambulance) at Nellingen Kaserne, during the Vietnam War.
All of the proceeds from the sale of the CDs will go to Guitars4Vets, a non-profit organization providing music therapy for disabled veterans.
For more information, click Dan Proud.
Bill’s Birthday Party was held on Saturday, November 6, 2010, at the Capital Brewery, 7734 Terrace Ave., Middleton WI 53562.
We leave it up to you…was he having a great time?