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.

Soloists Amanda Walker and Lee Swimm for “Text me Merry Christmas” at the 2018 Tudor Dinner

Soloists Amanda Walker and Lee Swimm for “Text me Merry Christmas” at the 2018 Tudor Dinner

The Ladies Must Sing quartet performing “All I want for Christmas (is you)” at the 2018 Tudor Dinners

The Ladies Must Sing quartet performing “All I want for Christmas (is you)” at the 2018 Tudor Dinners

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. One of those objectives is to give back to our community, which we do by sponsoring young musicians via scholarships to the UW-Madison Summer Music Clinic.

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!

 

Spring 2019 Roster

Soprano

Bethany Ackeret
Ellen Amundson
Bernadette Bakunovich
Jeannie Campbell
Abby Churchill
Julie Dahlen
Julie Frey
Kathy Groat
Marty Gustafson
Barb Kohler
Kelsey Markham
Megan Mitchell
Shannon O’Brien-Kaszuba
Nan Schaefer
Jessie Schutz
Amanda Walker

Alto

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

Tenor

Robert Dent
Paul Dvorak
Dennis Egre
John Kjentvet
John Schauf
Jerry Schremp
Woody Stanley
Alan Struthers
Lee Swimm







Bass

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