The 2017 - 2018 concert season will be very special as we celebrate our TENTH ANNIVERSARY under the direction of our Artistic Director, Dr. Robert Gehrenbeck, with many of his favorite composers and music! Season highlights include a return to the beautiful First Unitarian Society Atrium for the December 16, 2017 concert and a world premiѐre of a commissioned work by Julliard's Wayne Oquin on April 13, 2018 with a repeat performance in Milwaukee on April 21, 2018 at St. Paul's Episcopal. Congratulations Dr. Gehrenbeck!

Are you an experienced singer seeking a community choir that values the creation of fine choral music and new friendships? Wisconsin Chamber Choir encourages you to audition! Auditions will be conducted form 5-7 PM on Tuesday, August 8 and from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM on Tuesday August 22. See our Auditions page for details.

“Peace On Earth”
Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 7:30 pm
First Unitarian Society Atrium, Madison, Wisconsin

The holiday message of peace and good will to all people resonates across the centuries. The centerpiece of the WCC’s 2017 holiday concert is Gerald Finzi’s lyrical retelling of the Christmas story, In terra pax, featuring baritone and soprano soloists with members of Sinfonia Sacra, the WCC’s own chamber orchestra. Complementing Finzi’s music are Mendelssohn’s moving prayer for peace, Verleih uns Frieden (also with chamber orchestra), and an energetic Gloria from J. S. Bach’s Mass in A major. Additional music by Stephen Paulus, Libby Larsen, Peter Bloesch, and Giles Swayne’s timely Winter Solstice Carol. Settings of favorite seasonal carols round out the program.

“I Hear America Singing” Wayne Oquin, Composer(Two Performances - Madison and Milwaukee)
Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Grace Episcopal Church
(Madison's Capitol Square at West Washington Avenue)
Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
(914 E Knapp St. Milwaukee)
A celebration of music of all the Americas—North and South—and all Americans.
In recognition of Robert Gehrenbeck’s tenth anniversary as Artistic Director, the WCC has commissioned a new work, Alleluia, by New York-based composer and Juilliard faculty member Wayne Oquin. Inspired by Randall Thompson’s classic setting of the same one-word text, Oquin’s new version will update Thompson’s musical style in his own, unique harmonic language. One of today’s most talented choral composers, Oquin’s style bears similarities to Morton Lauridsen’s, whose music will also appear on the program.
Also featuring such American masterpieces as Samuel Barber’s Reincarnations, Charles Ives’ Psalm 67, and works by Alice Parker, Moses Hogan, and George Gershwin, as well as music of Latin-American, African-American, and Native-American composers.

Founded in 1998, the Wisconsin Chamber Choir has established a reputation for excellence in the performance of oratorios by Bach, Mozart, and Brahms; a cappella works from various centuries; and world-premieres. The Wisconsin Chamber Choir's Artistic Director, Robert Gehrenbeck, has been hailed by critics for his vibrant and emotionally compelling interpretations of a wide variety of choral masterworks.
The choir is an auditioned ensemble of volunteer singers, many with music degrees, devoted to the art of choral music.

             
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