June 3, 2023 — 7:30 PM
Hamel Music Center
740 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin

The Festival Choir of Madison, in celebration of their 50th Anniversary season, will perform several substantial choral-orchestral masterworks from Handel, Beethoven, Mozart, Ola Gjeilo and Verdi, in the University of Wisconsin - Madison’s spectacular performance space at the Hamel Music Center.

The Festival Choir of Madison strives to offer musically outstanding choral events unlike any other in Madison. Concerts celebrate diverse art music traditions from across the globe, ranging from “traditional” choral repertoire to new music by living composers. Founded in 1972, the 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. The Festival Choir of Madison is currently under the artistic direction of Sergei Pavlov, who also serves as Director of Choral Activities at Edgewood College. For more information about the Festival Choir, please visit www.festivalchoirmadison.org.


Händel | Zadok the Priest
Mozart | Kyrie in D minor K341
Beethoven | Meeresstille und Glückliche Fahrt (Sea Stillness and Prosperous Journey) op.112
Fauré | Cantique de Jean Racine
Verdi | Va Pensiero from "Nabucco"/Anvil Chorus from "Il Trovatore"/Triumphal March from "Aida"
Ola Gjeilo | Dark Night of the Soul
Traditional/Rutter | When the Saints Go Marching In