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.
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!
- 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
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.
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!
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!
On Saturday, October 14th, WGN created a video segment that was aired in the morning and shown at length on their 5PM and 10PM televised shows. Hofbrauhaus personnel were interviewed and Alpine Thunder provided the music and alphorn sections. View the below and enjoy!
To celebrate Leinenkugel’s 150th anniversary both Leinenkugel and Hofbräuhaus Munich collaborated to create a dark lager beer style – Leinenkugel’s 150th Anniversary Beer. Alpine Thunder provided the celebration music at Jesse Oaks in Gages Lake.
March 2, 2017
Alpine Thunder performed a German folk music and culture program for the Vernon Hills High School language department. Last year we accomplished a similar program for the Libertyville High School language department. The program highlights German folk music, language and culture with active involvement by the students.
December 1, 2016
Although we often take today’s Christmas celebration customs for granted, most of the so-called “traditional” Christmas practices only date back to the 19th century. Many of these customs originated in Germany and Austria. Alpine Thunder will take you on a musical journey through Germany relating German Christmas music,
and, other German folk songs to traditional holiday practices, German culture, language and geography