Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sacramento German Genealogy Society – Medieval German Stories and Ballads

This program, originally scheduled for presentation in 2011, had to be postponed due to problems of travel from Germany. “Cantefable” is a medieval term for a story which is partly spoken and partly sung or accompanied by music. For several years, this German troupe has been presenting performances annually in the United States geared to medieval and other traditional topics. The songs and stories presented by these German historian-performers, whom we see dressed in period costumes and playing medieval instruments, give us glimpses of life in German medieval times.
Meeting time & location: Tuesday, March 27, beginning at 1 p.m. at St. Marks Methodist Church on Lusk Drive at St. Marks Way, east of the Country Club Plaza Shopping Center (2391 Saint Marks Way, Sacramento). Meetings are held in MacMurdo Hall, on the basement level. An elevator is available. Guests are welcome.
We advise attendees to arrive early, perhaps at 12:30 or even a little earlier, in order to have opportunities 1) to look over the books for sale, 2) to discuss a problem with a “Quick Questions” expert, or 3) to become acquainted with other services that SGGS offers. Admission is free.
You are also welcome to attend the “Study Group,” a small group that meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the church's Education Building (second floor, usually in room E-22). People who attend the Study Group discuss ideas and make suggestions for researching specific German ancestors. Admission is free.
We look forward to seeing you!

Submitted by SGGS
Posted by Ron Setzer

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