About The Madison Chorale
It was a circle of five musicians in the early 1970’s with $40 in their pockets who longed to see a dream come to fruition. With sheer determination and singularity of purpose, the group pulled their efforts to establish a viable and enjoyable form of group entertainment. Forty years later, their efforts have paid off.
The Madison Chorale, your local venue for talent and entertainment, celebrates 40 years of inspirational music production. An auditioned intergenerational group open to men and women, the group performs a variety of holiday and Spring concerts. They have provided a creative and challenging outlet for those who love to sing.
Originally affiliated with the City of Madison Heights and Lamphere Continuing Education system and the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, the group sang for the first time at City Hall in May, 1973. Under the direction of various music directors who came and went, the group finally stabilized under the youthful and creative leadership of Maureen Kennedy.
Recognized by the City of Madison Heights and honored by the State of Michigan House of Representatives, the group provides many charitable performances and has established an annual concert series.
The Power of Music
Music enhances the holiday spirit, freshens your outlook on life, fosters hope, exhilarates, encourages awareness of the arts.
It requires effort and dedication on the part of those who bring us joy through their artful presentation of music. They transport us into the peaceful realm of pure harmony, or, with exuberance, open our eyes wide with exciting foot-stomping, gutsy musical rendition.
Local resident and accomplished musician Maureen Kennedy directs the 30-member Madison Chorale with a seriousness of effort designed to mold and develop the many talented members of the group. Her ability to recognize talent and apply it suitably to enhance the group effort is honed and perfected after 35 years of service and commitment to the chorale. She holds a master degree in music with concentrations in Choral Conducting and Vocal Pedagogy. Her undergraduate degree is in Music Education with a major in Voice. She knows the melody, the harmony and the sound she wants to hear and strives with determination to take us there. You will benefit from her efforts to produce melodic perfection.
Blues, ragtime, romance, show tunes, old tunes - somber, lively, spiritual, classical - you will hear a seasonal and varied production of music to warm your soul and lift your spirit. We have proudly presented programs such as the “Richard Rodgers Anthology,” Bach’s “Magnificat,” and Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms.” Join us and hear the music come alive for your enjoyment!
The Madison Chorale, Sunday, April 13, 2014
- Left to Right (Row One): Kathy Deyo (S), Linda Peters (S), Barb Niewoit (S), Mary Healey (S), Bev Waterstradt (A), Mary Maten (A), Donna Artman (A)
- (Row Two): Brenda Braidwood (S), Claudia Mahon (S), Renee Machiniak (S), Pam Johnson (S), Linda Berriman (A), Chris Kavalick (A), Barb Butyter (A)
- (Row Three): Gene Bosetti (T), Mary Jo Wisneski (S), Dennis Menlen (B), Sandie Allen (S), Bill Cassey (B), Gene Fox (B), Sharon Billings (A), Mary Lusch (A), Sue Madro (A)
- (Top Row): Noah Horn - Director, Chancellor Wyman - (T) Accompanist, Dan Greenia (T), Joe Machiniak (T), Vince Halkey (T), Mark Matthews (B), Paul Naylor (B), Cheryl Szof (A)
Key: S (Soprano), A (Alto), T (Tenor), B (Bass)