We consider ourselves as the young and young-at-heart part of the Brisbane German Club. Our regular catch-up is in the Club’s Keller bar corner every first Tuesday from 6pm where we get together for a drink, a meal and good conversations.
We get involved in the Club’s events and activities but also organise events (Karneval, Feuerzangenbowle) and trips away exploring our region.
A lot of us come to Stammtisch to maintain or practice their German, catch up with like-minded people and form new friendships. We welcome anyone that is interested in making friends and having a good German time.
If you have any questions or want to get involved you can contact
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This Undergroup currently consists of 34 members of the German Club whose first get-together was held in June 2011.
Our aim is to play darts and also organise competition games with other dart groups in Brisbane. We also organise bus tours and fishing trips twice a year or more.
We hold a meeting every two months on Sunday mornings at 11.30am before the Club’s Frühschoppen to discuss business matters.
At the moment we have one dartboard cabinet installed inside our meeting room, which is situated on the right hand side of the stage when entering the great hall.
Between 10-15 members meet every Thursday night at the Club, not only to practice playing darts but also to play snooker, taste the German beers and Schnapps and socialise with other Club members.
It costs $5.00 to become a member of the Treffpunkt and there are also T-shirts available for sale with our Club logo.
Our members also volunteer their time and participate in the Club’s car park duties during footy and cricket games when needed. They also volunteer for other odd jobs when the Club needs to improve the building and gardens.
We are a young group and consist at the moment mainly of men. At the start, our Secretary was the only woman in the group participating on a regular basis (a rose between many thorns), however she has since been joined by three other “roses” to keep the boys in line!
For any information and details please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Mario Zocchi (Public Relations): 0414 294 568
Monika Kortz (Secretary): 3397 0971
BRISBANE LIEDERTAFEL/LIEDERKRANZ MIXED CHOIR
The choir was founded by Willi Kortz and the late Eddie Neuhaus in 1998 after many requests by interested singers to form a mixed choir.
The choir started out with 17 members and have now swelled to 45 members and still growing. The first public performance was held at the “Lufthansa Ball” at the Brisbane German Club in September 1998, followed by Christmas Carols at the City Hall in 1998 and 1999. The Choir held their first Annual Concert in 1999 and their first Christmas Concert at the Club in 2000.
In 2003, the men from the Liedertafel choir joined forces and are now part of the Mixed Choir. In 2007 the Choir changed their name to reflect this union and is now known as “Brisbane Liedertafel/Liederkranz Mixed Choir” in honour of the Brisbane Liedertafel’s 125th Birthday.
Our musical Director, Leo Keller, has a wide range of musical experiences both as a conductor and as a soloist. Leo sang solo roles in major works with various orchestras. Leo also took leading roles in productions of the Light Opera Co. of Qld. He has formed and conducted numerous choirs in his lifetime and now concentrates on maintaining the standards of the Brisbane Liedertafel/Liederkranz Mixed Choir.
The Choir’s piano accompanist, Olga Lipsky, who joined the Choir in 2000, is a recently retired Music Librarian at Griffith University’s Conservatorium of Music.
The Choir also performs at nursing homes when requested and participates every 3-4 years at the Sängerfest event held around Australia. There are between 15-17 German Choirs coming together to participate in these great musical events. The next Sängerfest will be held in June 2017 in Melbourne which we all look forward to attending.
There is always room for some more enthusiastic singers to join our Choir. It costs $50.00 to join. We practice every Tuesday night from 6.30-9.00pm at the Brisbane German Club. Come and have a look and listen!
For any enquiries, please contact:
Brisbane Liedertafel/Liederkranz Mixed Choir
c/o Brisbane German Club
East Brisbane, Qld, 4169
Ph: 3397 0971 (Monika Kortz – Secretary)
ALPENROSEN DANCE GROUP
The group consists of a Junior Group with children from the ages of 6 – 12 years and a Senior group from the ages of 12 – 60.
The traditional dance they perform is called the Schuplattler (Shoe-Slapping). This dancing comes from Upper Bavaria and Tyrol. They also perform the traditional Ringing of the Cowbells (Glocken) which consist of large and small sets of bells that are musically tuned. They play 250 songs ranging from German, Australian, Italian etc.
The group does a variety of events from the small to major events around Brisbane. They also travel around Australia to events such as the National Volkstanzfest held every two years.
If you are interested in booking them for an event or joining, please contact:
Rae Onger (07) 3359 0260
Thursday 5.30pm—9.30pm at the Brisbane German Club.
FRAUENGRUPPE / LADIES AUXILIARY
The principal activities of the “Ladies Group” are to raise funds by organising Raffles – be it at the monthly Frühschoppen, Members Christmas Parties, Mother’s Day and other functions held at the Club, as well as purchasing gifts for the Children’s Christmas Party each year.
The Skat players meet every second Sunday of the month (Frühschoppen) at the club for their game of cards. Some players also meet every second Wednesday night for extra practice games. Each year the Skat players take part in the Australian championships which are held at a different city each year.
For information, please contact:
Werner Simke (07) 3300 2565 or 0410 118 371.