About Us

Founded in 1972 by Marlys Greinke, Master Singers of Milwaukee is in its forty-seventh continuous season.  Current conductor and music director, Dr. Eduardo García-Novelli, brings a wonderful brightness  enlivening the ensemble with his rich and detailed background of musical knowledge, understanding, and a “spirit of life” sense in presenting varied, interesting and challenging programs. Master Singers has and continues to be guided by its Mission Statement—Master Singers of Milwaukee celebrates a passion for vocal artistry by exploring the dimensions of choral music that engage, uplift and rejuvenate the human spirit through extraordinary choral music and exceptional performances.   

 

Musicians

MSM is an adult mixed-voice choral ensemble composed of talented vocal musicians from the greater Milwaukee area. Its depth of range and power comes from singers with extensive musical backgrounds ranging from international vocal soloists singing throughout America, Europe and Japan, church and school choral directors, high-quality students from area schools and serious amateur musicians. The musicianship is of high quality and the members are warm-spirited and focused on presenting exceptional performances.

 

Music

MSM is dedicated to performing a wide variety of great music of all eras, genres and composers past and present. The versatile ensemble has sung the compositions of over 400 composers ranging from the Renaissance of Hildegard von Bingen, Palestrina and Monteverdi, the classics of Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven, the romance of Faure and Poulenc and the current compositions of Part, Paulus and Rutter.

 

Collaborations

Throughout the years MSM has also had the opportunity to work with several prominent guest and resident conductors including Eldon Balko, Robert Bergt, Cary John Franklin, Sharon Hansen, Margaret Hawkins, Richard Hynson, Lee Jacobi, Pasquale Laurino, Alice Parker, Alexander Platt, Scott Stewart, Charles Sullivan, Eric Townell and John Windh.

 

Also, a frequent part of the seasons are collaborations with the Concord Chamber Orchestra, the Milwaukee Children’s Choir, Milwaukee Youth Symphony and some of the finest instrumental,musicians, dancers and performers in the metropolitan area.

Most recently, MSM had the pleasure of sharing the stage with one of Wisconsin’s finest high school choirs, the Muskego High School Chorale and Select Ensemble conducted by Matthew Wanner.

 

Community

MSM enjoys reaching out to the community through concerts at Milwaukee’s Lake Park, “Festa Italiana”–special performances in the opera tent, the Italian Community Center–“Opera in the Courtyard,” the Milwaukee Soldiers’ Home and the Milwaukee County Zoo–dedication day to the military and special performances by MSM members in smaller ensembles for private parties and special occasions.

 

Notable Performances

  • Mahler’s Eighth Symphony – guest artists with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Chorus–a farewell concert to Andreas Delfs

  • Presented and sang alongside the Great Lakes Navy Band and the Soldiers’ Chorus of the U.S. Army Field Band in a free public concert in front of a capacity audience at the Pabst Theater

  • A fully staged performance of Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” with members of the Milwaukee Ballet, guest soloists and the Marquette University Choir–accompanied by two pianos and a percussion ensemble

  • A dedication concert to the Wisconsin victims of the 9/11 disaster with special guests from the Wauwatosa Fire Department Color Guard

  • Two concerts presented as part of the Performing Arts Series at the Hamilton Fine Arts Center

    • The first concert featuring guest soloists from the Florentine Opera Studio Artists

    • The second a unique collaboration with the Ko-Thi Dance Company of Milwaukee (an African dance company) 

  • A dedication concert to the Wisconsin victims of the 9/11 disaster with special guests from the Wauwatosa Fire Department Color Guard

  • The Midwest premier of Misa a Buenos Aires (Misa Tango) with the composer (Martín Palmeri) at the keyboard, and featuring Daniel Binelli on the bandoneon.

 

Season Schedule

Master Singers of Milwaukee presents four concerts every season with each concert performed twice–normally in different venues throughout the greater Milwaukee area. The ensemble rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. at Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church, 2366 N. 80 St., Wauwatosa, WI.

Master Singers of Milwaukee, Inc.

7635 West Bluemound Road - Suite 215
Milwaukee, WI  53213
888-744-2226
info@mastersingersofmilwaukee.org
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