The Festival Choir of Madison presents ‘Northern Lights,’ a concert of contemporary Norwegian and Baltic Choral music, inspired by the phenomena of Aurora Borealis. Our voices will be supported by leading Madison-based musicians in this magical journey through the mystical soundscapes of the North.
- Trond Kverno (Norway) – Ave Maris Stella
- Ola Gjeilo (Norway/US) – Northern Lights
- Eriks Esenvalds (Latvia) – Northern Lights
- Ola Gjeilo (Norway) – Dark Night of the Soul
- Lars Jansson (Sweden) – Salve Regina
- Peteris Vasks (Latvia) – Mother Sun
- Douglas Hill (Wisconsin, US) – “A different Drummer” Homage a Thoreau
The Messiah returns for its eighth year at Blackhawk Church on Madison's west side. We welcome the return of last year's outstanding vocal quartet who knock our socks off, and the combined Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra Chorus and Festival Choir of Madison under directors Scott Foss and Sergei Pavlov. This seminal holiday tradition of Handel's masterpiece is a must for everyone.
Purchase tickets at wisconsinchamberorchestra.org.
Festival Choir of Madison celebrates its 45th birthday with music that YOU, our beloved audience, will select! Our Facebook page will be open for your ideas starting in late September… Stay tuned! Hear all-time favorites along with compositions from some of the leading American composers that the Festival Choir of Madison has commissioned through the years!
In his third season as our Artistic Director, Sergei Pavlov brings to Madison the music of his native Bulgaria, along with very rarely performed masterpieces by Sergei Rachmaninov, Viktor Kalinnikov, Antonín Dvořák and many others!
(Rachmaninov’s early motet “Theotokos ever vigilant in Prayer,” fragments from Smetana’s comic opera “The Bartered Bride,” Bulgarian folk songs, Dvořák’s “Songs of Nature” and others.)
Händel's masterpiece returns for its eighth year at Blackhawk Church on Madison's West side. We welcome the return of last year's outstanding vocal quartet Sarah Lawrence (soprano), Jamie Van Eyck, (mezzo-soprano), Calland Metts (tenor) and Peter Van de Graaff (bass), along with the combined WCO Chorus and Festival Choir of Madison under directors Scott Foss and Sergei Pavlov. Andrew Sewell conducts the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, choir and soloists in this seminal holiday tradition of Händel's "Messiah".
Experience the healing power of LIGHT & MUSIC in a project inspired by choral works of Arvo Pärt, John Tavener, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Hikaru Hayashi, Daniel Elder, Rene Clausen and James MacMillan