Madison Symphony Chorus
Our Chorus

Madison Symphony Chorus

Beverly Taylor, Director

“Without the artistry of the Madison Symphony Chorus, under the expert direction of Beverly Taylor, the Symphony could not present many of the most magnificent works in the repertoire. It is the talent and dedication of the Chorus that make some of our most exciting performances possible.”  – John DeMain

Join the Chorus

New members to the Madison Symphony Chorus are always welcome! If you’re interested in rehearsing and performing with the MSO Chorus – including during the MSO’s December Christmas concerts and April 2022 Missa Solemnis concerts – please contact Chorus Manager Dan Lyons. Auditions are being scheduled for Sept. 13, 14, and 17, and the first rehearsal is Tuesday, Sept. 21 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

To make an appointment to audition, contact Chorus Manager Dan Lyons at daniel.lyons1908@gmail.com

Chorus History

Formed in 1927, the Madison Symphony Chorus gave its first public performance on February 23, 1928, and has performed regularly with the Madison Symphony Orchestra ever since. The chorus is comprised of more than 125 volunteer musicians who come from all walks of life who enjoy combining their artistic talent.

In recent seasons, the Chorus has joined the MSO for such awe-inspiring works as Beethoven’s Symphony Number 9 “Ode to Joy,” Mahler’s Symphony of a Thousand, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Janacek’s Glagolitic Mass, Rossini’s jubilant Stabat Mater, the Requiems of both Verdi and Mozart, Holst’s The Planets, John Adams’ challenging On the Transmigration of Souls, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 (Resurrection), excerpts from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Rachmaninoff’s magnificent The Bells, Vaughan Williams’ Toward the Unknown Region, and excerpts from Handel’s Solomon, among others.