Festival Choir of Madison

Celebrating the power of music for over 45 years!

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Festival Choir of Madison is an auditioned mixed-voice choir of 50 experienced singers who come from all walks of life to make music together. We pride ourselves on our exquisitely crafted performances. Each is a musical journey binding audience and musicians together in a memorable experience.

This season is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and The National Endowment for the Arts.

Festival Choir is grateful for support from…

American Family Insurance

First United Methodist Church

The Pleasant Rowland Foundation

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Northern Lights

  • First Unitarian Society 900 University Bay Drive Madison, WI, 53705 United States (map)

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 Northern Lights concert flyer. The concert program itself will be uploaded shortly!

The Northern Lights concert flyer. The concert program itself will be uploaded shortly!

Earlier Event: October 22
First Unitarian Society
Later Event: December 8
Handel's Messiah with WCO