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!

A special fundraiser, Songs of Romance, will be held at the Madison Club overlooking Lake Monona on November 18 from 1-3 PM. Mark your calendars and watch for details soon.

Our 2017-2018
Concert Season includes a special performance in Milwaukee in April!
In Terra Pax -
Peace On Earth
Saturday, December 16, 2017
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 our own chamber orchestra. Complementing Finzi’s music are Mendelssohn’s moving prayer for peace, Verleih uns Frieden and an energetic Gloria from J. S. Bach’s Mass in A major (also with Sinfonia Sacra). Additionally the choir will sing a moving Libby Larsen piece entitled Cry Peace, and Giles Swayne’s timely Winter Solstice Carol. Settings of favorite seasonal carols round out the program including a lovely arrangement of Silent Night by one of our favorite composers, Peter Bloesch, and Behold The Star by William Dawson. Tickets will go on sale by October 1. Advance tickets: $20 Adults / $10 Students.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church“I Hear America Singing”
Performances in Madison and Milwaukee!
Grace Episcopal Church (Madison's beautiful Capitol Square at West Washington Avenue)
Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7:30 pm
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
(914 E Knapp St. Milwaukee)
Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

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,Wayne Oquin, Composer 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.
Tickets will go on sale by October 1. Advance tickets: $20 Adults / $10 Students.

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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