mADISON aREA cOMMUNITY cHRISTMAS fESTIVAL 2015
Saturday, Dec. 19 (2 & 7pm) & Sunday, Dec. 20 (2pm), Middleton PAC, WI
Maestro's second annual Madison Area Community Christmas Festival, featuring over eighty local performers, will be held at the Middleton Performing Arts Center, 2100 Bristol Street, on Saturday, December 19 (2 & 7pm) and Sunday, December 20 (2pm). The program opens with Christmas favorites performed by local music ensembles including the Ringing Badgers Handbell Ensemble, Choral Arts Society Chorale, and Maestro Brass. The Madison Area Community Chorus & Orchestra, under the direction of Mark Bloedow, will present a festive orchestral overture on “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” Joseph Martin’s fully orchestrated choral celebration “Festival of Carols” including audience carol singing, selections from Handel’s Messiah including “For Unto Us” and the “Hallelujah Chorus,” and more! Advance tickets (Adult $16, Senior $12, Child/Student $8) are available from Willy Street Co-op Stores (East and West), online at www.christmasfestival.brownpapertickets.com, and at the door one hour prior to each performance. Discounted group sales are welcome and available by contacting Maestro Productions. All are welcome to this special community celebration of the season! Great event for all ages, special complimentary holiday treats, too, please join us!
Highlights from Christmas Festival 2014
Maestro Productions presented the Madison Area Community Christmas Festival 2014, featuring over eighty local performers, at the Middleton Performing Arts Center, 2100 Bristol Street, on Saturday, December 20 (shows at 2 & 7pm) and Sunday, December 21 (one matinee show at 2pm). The first half of the program featured a community showcase of local music ensembles performing Christmas favorites including: The Ringing Badgers Handbell Ensemble, Choral Arts Society Chorale, and Mad City Brass (UW Madison Graduate Brass Quintet). The second half of the concert featured the Christmas Festival Choir & Orchestra, under the direction of Mark Bloedow, presenting a varied program including a festive orchestral overture, “A Christmas Portrait,” the fully orchestrated choral celebration “Canticle of Joy” by Joseph Martin, “And the Glory of the Lord” and the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Messiah (G. F. Handel), and a closing audience Carol sing.