Monthly Archives: December 2011

Rustin Buck, Director of the Houstonfest German Contest and former Houston-Leipzig board member, is once again looking for judges for the annual German competition for students grade 8 through 12 in the Houston area.  Following is his appeal, and if you would like to help at the Houstonfest, please contact Mr. Buck directly. Hello and […]

Bach Society Houston Organ Recital Sunday, January 1, 2012  •  6:00 p.m. Christ the King Lutheran Church Robert Bates plays a New Year’s Day Organ Recital on the Bach Organ (Noack, 1995) at Christ the King Lutheran Church. The program includes two of Bach’s most brilliant major works, as well as Noëls and seasonal music. Robert Bates […]

Christmas is the one holiday that unites all Christians, active and inactive.  It brings back childhood memories, and if you grew up in Germany, you will think of Sankt Nikolaus, who came during the night from December 5 to December 6 to bring you nuts and apples and an orange or two, or maybe switches […]

If you are German or of German heritage, you can conjure up the images evoked by the word Christkindlmarkt – immediately you smell the fennel and cinnamon, the eucalyptus, and the burnt almonds, and you can taste the Pfeffernuesse, the Printen, the Lebkuchen, and the Stolle.

You are cordially invited to the popular Learn-at-Lunch series on December 2, 2011, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Houston Visitors Center – a perfect opportunity for those working downtown or those coming to downtown to enjoy a light lunch of treats from the area and find out about this wonderful country.