Pandemic and Alpine Thunder Performances

The Pandemic cancelled all our performances starting in the middle of March.
We are just beginning to perform in the outside beer gardens that started
in the last weekend of May.  Beautiful weather greeted us for the entire
weekend.  We will update our Facebook page and Shows section of our web site
with performance status through June and the future.

Oktoberfest In August

Alpine Thunder does an Oktoberfest celebration at McCormick place for the Bavarian based Sixt S.E. Company.  Sixt S.E. provides rental car services in many countries throughout the world.

Rare Tyrolean Mountain Alphorn

Alpine Thunder team member, Jim Langenberg, has added a new valve alphorn to his performances. As we know there were only three of these made by a German instrument company. We have given the new alphorn a knickname: The Rare Tyrolean Mountain Horn.

Tornos Grand Opening

Swiss based company Tornos will have their grand opening in the Chicagoland area on April 30th. Alpine Thunder will be providing an Alphorn Thunder trio for the event.

Alpine Thunder and Germany Week In Chicago

Alpine Thunder will participate in the 10 day Germany Week at the Daley Plaza hosted by the Chicago German American Chamber of Commerce. The theme of the Alpine Thunder cultural music program is A Musical Tour Through Germany.

Alpine Thunder at the Edelweiss Restaurant

Visit Alpine Thunder at the Edelweiss Restaurant, located in Norridge, every Saturday night and for other special evening events to be announced in the near future. Prost Edelweiss!

Alpine Thunder Celebrates 2018 – Best Year Ever!

  • The Alpine Thunder team now has eight members
  • The most performances ever for 2018
  • The most performances ever for Oktoberfest 2018
  • Alpine Thunder team performs and interviewed on Chicago’s FOX32
  • Celebrated Hofbräuhaus 6th Anniversary
  • Looking forward to a great 2019

Alpine Thunder Participates in the Northeastern Illinois University Chicago Brass Festival

On Saturday, February 10th, 2018, Alpine Thunder performers Jim Langenberg and  Kelly Bayer-Langenberg will provide a performance and workshop on alphorns for the Chicago Brass Festival hosted by Northeastern Illinois University.  Both musicians are accomplished brass performers and educators and sought out for performances/events throughout the United States.

Alpine Thunder Celebrates Hofbräuhaus Chicago-Rosemont 5th Anniversary

On January 20th, 2018, Alpine Thunder celebrated the 5th Anniversary of Hofbräuhaus.  We have been performing there every Saturday and Sunday afternoon since the beginning, including lots of additional performances around holidays and when ever their is an additional need.  Looking forward to many more years of success for Hofbräuhaus.  Prost!

Alpine Thunder Provides Music for a 111th Birthday Event

On Sunday, October 15th, Alpine Thunder provide music for Louise’s 111th birthday.  Originally born in Germany and immigrated here to the United States in 1928.  Speaking in both English and German she shared with me some of her life experiences.  Truly an inspirational individual.  Happy 111th Birthday Louise!