About the Philharmonic Chorus of Madison

At a Monday evening rehearsal.

At a Monday evening rehearsal.

Members of the 2018 chorus having fun before a recent rehearsal.

Members of the 2018 chorus having fun before a recent rehearsal.

Caroling at the Overture Center in 2014.

Caroling at the Overture Center in 2014.

The Philharmonic Chorus of Madison has been sharing the gift of music with the Madison community since 1946.

We are primarily an a cappella group of more than 50 members, from all walks of life, young and old, from students to retirees. All of us auditioned.

Making the music come alive with such a wonderful, harmonious blend of voices requires an extraordinary director, and we are most grateful to have Dr. Patrick Gorman as ours, a position he has held since 1995. Under his excellent leadership, the chorus has developed a varied and extensive repertoire, from classical masterpieces to the modern and contemporary.

Much to our delight and that of our concert audiences, his exceptional program selections often include folk songs and lively spirituals.

We seek to promote choral singing on a democratic, autonomous, and self-sustaining basis. The chorus is, and shall remain, a nonprofit association, organized solely to promote the activities and objectives stated in our constitution.

The chorus performs in two concert series each year. In the spring we have three performances that are free and open to the public, and each holiday season we perform as a part of the Tudor Dinners at the Wisconsin Union. Several small groups have been formed for additional occasional performances, including Ladies Must Sing, a quartet that regularly performs at sporting events around the Madison area, a men’s quartet, and a group of carolers who sing on State Street at Christmastime.

We love to sing, we live to sing, for you, with you, blending our voices in harmony and peace.
Dona nobis pacem!


2018 Roster


Bethany Ackeret
Ellen Amundson
Bernadette Bekunovich
Jeannie Campbell
Abby Churchill
Julie Dahlen
Julie Frey
Kathy Groat
Marty Gustafson
Barb Kohler
Shannon O’Brien-Kaszuba
Nicole Saunders
Nan Schaefer
Jessie Schutz
Amanda Walker


Kristine Beck
Becky Cohen
Karen Falkner
Brenda Gottsacker
Kim Huff
Karen Julian
Donna Lewein
Nadya Rosen
Susan Schauf
Heidi Sullivan
Veronica White
Kelly Wroblewski



Paul Dvorak
Bob Dent
Dennis Egre
John Kjentvet
John Schauf
Jerry Schremp
Lee Swimm
Alan Struthers


Jim Adams
Joe Bauer
Bob Bolle
Tom Eichman
Mike Flottmeyer
Dick Jones
Ed Krinsky
Andy Levi
Jon Nelson
Chris Parker
Kenneth Pope
Bob Roden
Phil Rosten