One of Tempe’s nine sister cities is Regensburg, Germany, at the confluence of the Danube and Regen rivers in Bavaria. And one of the prides of Regensburg—along with having Tempe, Ariz., for a sister city—is the Regensburger Domspatzen, the boys choir of Regensburg Cathedral. The boys of the Domspatzen could perhaps be considered nephews of Tempe, and in April their American relatives got to babysit them for a few eventful days—and let them sing for their keep. One of the oldest and most respected boys choirs in Europe, the Domspatzen (“Cathedral sparrows”) traces its lineage back to 975 A.D.
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Tempe Sister Cities Names Twelve to Ring of Honor
As Tempe Sister Cities celebrates its 40th Anniversary the Board of Directors has named twelve outstanding volunteers to be inducted into the Ring of Honor at ceremonies to be held at the Dick and Jane Neuheisel Sister City Garden located within Kiwanis Park. Please join Tempe Sister Cities in Celebrating this year’s Ring of Honor Inductees on Wednesday, October 5th at 6pm with amazing performances from Zhengjiang, China. This years honorees include: Michael Curd, Debbie Duncan, Millie Wuger, Pat Hatton, Daniel and Isabelle Hoessly, Alice Goitia, Mary Larsen, Bill Pedersen, Jerry Pies, Chris Quigley, and Hans Schiedinger. Click here to […]
Mayor Hans Schaidinger will be Inducted into the Ring Of Honor
Oberburgermeister Hans Schaidinger has been a friend of Tempe Sister Cities for 16 years, hosting elaborate receptions for the delegations that visit Regensburg time and time again. He was honored as the Oktoberfest King, and this year he will tap the keg to begin Oktoberfest 2011.