The Marvel of This Night
Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10, 7:30 p.m.
St. Mary’s Visitation Parish (1260 Church St., Elm Grove)
Our annual celebration of Christmas will feature music focusing on the awe-inspiring aspects of that most special of nights. Selections include Carl Schalk’s “Before the Marvel of This Night,” the favorite of all ages “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,” William Levi Dawson’s setting of the African American song “Behold the Star,” and a special arrangement of one of the world’s most beloved carols, “Silent Night.” Other holiday favorites and sing-along carols are also planned. As always, join us after the concert for cookies, punch and Christmas raffle!
“Sing!” Said She
Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8, 7:30 p.m.
Schwan Hall on the campus of Wisconsin Lutheran College (8815 W. Wisconsin Ave.)
Join us for a Milwaukee Choristers’ FIRST: a program of compositions and arrangements solely by women! There are few areas of endeavor in which the “glass ceiling” has been more present than in the composition of Western music. Still, going all the way back to the Middle Ages, women in every age have expressed their voices in choral music. Dr. James B. Kinchen, Jr. is crafting a program featuring works of some of our favorite contemporary composers including Judith Baity, Undine Smith Moore, Eleanor Daley and our own beloved accompanist, Patricia Ilika Black.
Two dozen Choristers visited Havana, Cienfuegos and Trinidad, Cuba in January, 2016 to perform, attend workshops and experience the culture. It was a life-changing trip!
The Choral Ambassadors of Greater Milwaukee (30 Choristers and friends) in front of the Jose Marti Memorial in Havana, Cuba on January 24, 2016.