Past Performances

2018-2019 Season

Jasmine Flowers

Jasmine Flowers

Saturday May 18, 2019 – 7:30 PM First Unitarian Society (Google Maps)
900 University Bay Dr, Madison WI 53705

Video: The dance of Light and Water on the West Lake in China, painted through the harmonies of one of the contemporary masters of choral music, the Chinese-American composer Chen Yi

A Thousand Beautiful Dreams

A Thousand Beautiful Dreams

Saturday March 16, 2019 – 7:30 PM First Unitarian Society (Google Maps)
900 University Bay Dr, Madison WI 53705

Angels and Demons

Angels and Demons

Saturday November 3, 2018 – 7:30 PM First Unitarian Society (Google Maps)
900 University Bay Dr, Madison WI 53705

A Dante-inspired journey from the Inferno through Purgatory all the way to Paradise, as interpreted by composers Karl Jenkins, Zdeněk Lukáš, György Orbán, Alfred Schnittke, Joseph Rheinberger, Rodion Schedrin, W. A. Mozart, and Marteen Spruijt!

Video: Festial Choir of Madison sings “Cantus Lacrimosus” by Karl Jenkins (b.1944)

2017-2018 Season

The Slavic Soul

The Slavic Soul

Saturday May 19, 2018 – 7:30 PM First Unitarian Society (Google Maps)
900 University Bay Dr, Madison WI 53705

Video: Anya Gubenkova and the Festival Choir of Madison sing A Cuckoo is Cooing (arranged by Dimitri Shostakovich)
Nikoleta Popova, Guest Conductor

45th Anniversary Gala

45th Anniversary Gala

Saturday March 17, 2018 – 7:00 PM First Unitarian Society (Google Maps)
900 University Bay Dr, Madison WI 53705

Video: Festival Choir of Madison sings “Bird Song” by John Milne (b.1954), inspired by Maya Angelou.
Solo Soprano: Lee Hayes

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

Saturday November 4, 2017 – 7:30 PM First Unitarian Society (Google Maps)
900 University Bay Dr, Madison WI 53705

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

Video: Festival Choir of Madison sings “Salve Regina” by Lars Jansson (b.1951), arr. Gunnar Eriksson

Sergei Pavlov, Conductor
Ted Reinke, Piano
James McKenzie, Percussion

2016-2017 Season

Musical Zodiac

Musical Zodiac

Saturday May 6, 2017 – 7:30 PM First Unitarian Society (Google Maps)
900 University Bay Dr, Madison WI 53705

Featuring works by Ennio Morricone (Scorpio), Hector Berlioz (Sagittarius), Claude Debussy (Leo), J.S Bach (Aires), and many more.

With this concert, we celebrate Mr. Ted Reinke’s 25th anniversary as our principal accompanist!

The Great American Songbook

The Great American Songbook

Saturday March 4, 2017 – 7:30 PM First Unitarian Society (Google Maps)
900 University Bay Dr, Madison WI 53705

Da Pacem Domine

Da Pacem Domine

Saturday October 29, 2016 – 7:30 PM First Unitarian Society (Google Maps)
900 University Bay Dr, Madison WI 53705

2015-2016 Season

An Evening with Joseph Flummerfelt

An Evening with Joseph Flummerfelt

Saturday May 7, 2016 – 7:30 PM Christ Presbyterian Church (Google Maps)
944 East Gorham St, Madison WI 53703

Misa Criolla

Misa Criolla

Saturday March 5, 2016 – 7:30 PM First Unitarian Society (Google Maps)
900 University Bay Dr, Madison WI 53705

The Romance of Music

The Romance of Music

Saturday November 7, 2015 – 7:30 PM First Unitarian Society (Google Maps)
900 University Bay Dr, Madison WI 53705