2017-18 Season

Winter Concert

Sister Cities

Sunday, December 10, 2017
First Congregational Church, 1609 University Avenue, Madison

1:30pm Choraliers, Con Gioia, and Capriccio (girlchoirs)
4:00pm Purcell, Britten, and Holst (boychoirs)
7:00pm Cantilena, Cantabile, and Ragazzi (high school ensembles)

This fall, MYC singers are embarking on a musical journey across the globe as we explore and perform compositions connected to the diverse cultures inhabiting Madison’s nine sister cities: Ainaro, East Timor; Arcatao, El Salvador; Camaguey, Cuba; Freiburg, Germany; Kanifing, The Gambia; Mantova, Italy; Obihiro, Japan; Tepatitlán, Mexico; and Vilnius, Lithuania. As we study the wide variety of musical forms that emerged from these nine regions, and think about the reasons we’re drawn to establish sister city relationships, we’re examining both the common forces that drive the creative expression of artists from all cultures and the unique contributions that artists of our sister cities have made to the worldwide musical canon. We invite you to join us for a culminating winter concert series celebrating these international choral connections.

Tickets available at the door
$10 general admission • $5 students age 7–18
Free for children under 7

This concert is generously endowed by the Diane Ballweg Performance Fund with additional support from American Girl Fund for Children, BMO Harris Bank, Dane Arts, Madison Arts Commission, Wisconsin Arts Board, Capital Times Kids Fund, Madison South Rotary, Madison Community Foundation, The Brittingham Fund, and the Courtier Foundation, Inc.

Spring Concert

Seriously Funny

Sunday, May 13, 2018
First Congregational Church, 1609 University Avenue, Madison

1:30pm Choraliers, Con Gioia, and Capriccio (girlchoirs)
4:00pm Purcell, Britten, and Holst (boychoirs) featuring Ragazzi
7:00pm Cantilena, Cantabile, and Ragazzi (high school ensembles)

This spring, Madison Youth Choirs singers are exploring the unexpected ways that elements of humor, from irony and incongruity to improvisation and timing, are reflected in a wide variety of classical and contemporary musical compositions. We’re learning that music, like humor, is a kind of language, operating with its own sense of logic, patterns, and conventions that composers can twist to surprise us and take our musical journey to new places. As we study the complexity of humor as a mode of creative expression, we are discovering the power of satire, wit, and misdirection to help us reexamine our assumptions, musical and otherwise. In our culminating concert series, our singers will present works including Handel’s “No, di voi non vo’fidarmi,” Timothy Takach’s “I WIll Howl,” “Fugue for Tinhorns” from Guys and Dolls, and the second movement of Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. The boychoirs will also present a world premiere work by Wisconsin-based composer Scott Gendel.

Tickets available at the door
$10 general admission • $5 students age 7–18
Free for children under 7

This project is made possible with support from American Girl’s Fund for Children, BMO Harris Bank, the Kenneth A. Lattman Foundation and Dane Arts with additional Funds from the Endres Mfg. Company Foundation, the Evjue Foundation, charitable arm of the Capital Times, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation, and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation. This project is also made possible by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with additional funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Scotland Send-off Concert

Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, July 24, 7:00pm
Good Shepherd Lutheran, 5701 Raymond Road, Madison

Join us as we send off the 55 members of our boychoirs who will travel to Aberdeen, Scotland for the inaugural Aberdeen International Festival of Youth Arts. Our singers will present their full tour program.

Hosted by Madison Youth Choirs

8th Annual Madison Boychoir Festival

For boys in grades 2-12

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 12:30pm
Madison West High School, 30 Ash Street, Madison, WI

400 boys singing! Do not miss the free Festival Concert featuring all of the festival choirs, the men of the Madison Choral Project and the boychoirs of the Madison Youth Choirs in a choral extravaganza!

Free and open to the public.

Hosted by Madison Youth Choirs, in partnership with Madison Metropolitan School District.

MYC statement regarding COVID-19 (5/18/20)

In light of COVID-19, our upcoming 2020-21 season is being planned with multiple scenarios in mind. And while it’s uncertain today what we will be allowed to do this fall, we remain committed to exhausting what’s possible within the current public health guidelines. Visit our Join a Choir page for the latest information or contact us directly at 608-238-7464. We look forward to singing together again! #mycyousoon.

–The entire MYC staff