FolkLib Index - Wisconsin Choirs and Choruses
    - AND all non-Jazz School Bands

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      This page lists links for current and past Wisconsin-based Choirs and Choruses, and non-Jazz School Bands. All Handbell Choirs are listed on a separate page. Barbershop Choruses are listed on the "Wisconsin Barbershop Groups" page. See also the list below of known Wisconsin A Cappella groups.

    Wisconsin Concert/Community/Marching Bands includes all Marching Bands of all types, and all city or regional Concert Bands
    Wisconsin Big Bands includes all non-School Dance Bands
    Wisconsin Jazz Musicians includes all School Jazz Bands

| A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M |
| N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z |
| A Cappella Groups | Handbell Choirs | Choral Organizations / Web sites |

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  1. .Apollo Male Chorus [Active: 19??-1970] [Oshkosh]
          after disbanding, it reformed into the Oshkosh Choraliers
          no known connection to the Apollo Male Chorus of Minnesota
  2. .Appleton Boychoir - Page ( Rob Konitzer) ( FoxArts.Net) ( Portal Wisconsin) [Active: 19??-] [Appleton]
  3. .Ashwaubenon High School Choir - Page ( Music Department) [Active: 19??-] [Ashwaubenon]
    B  
  4. .Badger State Girl Choir - Page ( Author ?) [Active: 2006-] [Neenah]
  5. .Bayport High School Choir (Can't find a home page for this High School) [Active: 19??-] [Green Bay]
  6. .Beaver Dam Senior High School Bands [Active: 19??-] [Beaver Dam]
  7. .Beaver Dam Senior High School Choirs [Active: 19??-] [Beaver Dam]
  8. .Beaver Dam Senior High School Concert Band [Active: 19??-] [Beaver Dam]
  9. .Bel Canto Choir (Lawrence University) [Director: Karen Bruno 19??] [Active: 19??-] [Appleton]
  10. .Bel Canto Chorus of Milwaukee - Page (http://www.belcanto.org/ [Webmaster: ?] - JavaScript Restricted!) ( Author ? [Archive]) [Active: 1931-] [Milwaukee]
  11. .Britten Choir, The [Active: 19??-] [Madison]
  12. .Brookfield Central High School Choirs - Page ( Wikipedia) [Active: 19??-] [Brookfield]
  13. .Brown Deer High School A Cappella Choir - Page ( Wikipedia) [Active: 19??-] [Brown Deer]
    C  
  14. .Carthage College Choir - Page ( Carthage Music Department) [Active: 19??-] [Kenosha]
  15. .Carthage Music Ensembles - Page ( Carthage Music Department) [Active: 19??-] [Kenosha]
          (for the few this might affect, this page crashes Netscape 4.79 every time)
  16. .Carroll College Choir - Page ( Carroll College) [Active: 19??-] [Waukesha]
  17. .Cecilian Singers [Active: 19??-1970] [Oshkosh]
          after disbanding, it reformed into the Oshkosh Choraliers
  18. .Chaminade Women's Chorus - Page ( Portal Wisconsin) ( U. W. Fox Cities) [Active: 19??-] [city?]
  19. .Community Chorus - Page ( Heidi Mules) [Active: 1981-] [Hales Corners]
          (formerly: Hales Corners Community Chorus)
  20. .Cudahy High School Choirs - Page ( Google Sites) [Active: 19??-] [Cudahy]
    F  
  21. .Festival Choir of Madison, The - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Author ?) ( CD Baby) [Active: 19??-] [Madison]
          (Artistic Director: Eric Townell, Executive Director: Nancy Foss, Accompanist: Theodore Reinke)
  22. .Friesland Community Men's Chorus - Page ( Author ?) ( CD Baby) [Active: 1982-] [Friesland]
    G  
  23. .Gospellers, The - Page ( Wisconsin Conference UCC) [Active: 2008-] [various cities]
          [not The Gospellers a cappella group from Japan]
    H  
  24. .Heart to Heart - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Author ?) [Active: 19??-] [Slinger]
          ( Brad Charles, Nancy Charles, Barb Hyder, Kirk Hyder)
  25. .Homestead High School Choirs - Page ( Homestead High School Choirs) [Active: 19??-] [Mequon]
    I  
  26. .Irish Fest Choir - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Irish Fest [Archive]) [Active: 1988-] [Milwaukee]
    K  
  27. .Kids From Wisconsin, The - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Author ?) / Alumni Roster [Archive]) [Active: 1969-] [Milwaukee]
          "The Kids From Wisconsin are sponsored solely by the Wisconsin State Fair, West Allis, WI"
          (members: Danny DeKok 1973, Greg Koch 1984, Pat McCurdy 1971-1973)
          See their discography for others who are not known to appear on any recording except ones by the Kids From Wisconsin.
    L  
  28. .Lakeshore Chorale - Page ( Author ?) [Active: 19??-] [Sheboygan]
  29. .Lakeshore Youth Chorale - Page ( Author ?) [Active: 19??-] [Sheboygan]
  30. .Lawrence University Concert Choir - Page ( World Concert Artist Directory) [Active: 19??-] [Appleton]
    M  
  31. .MacDowell Male Chorus - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( John Killa) ( FoxArts.Net) [Active: 1934-] [Appleton]
          Conductors: Albert A. Glockzin 1934-19??, Gordon Kotkosky 19??-1956, Edwin F. Zordel 1956-1984, Allan Leicht 1984-2010, Herb Berendsen 2010-
  32. .MadHatters - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Author ?) [Active: 19??-] [Madison]
  33. .Madison Maennerchor [Active: 19??-] [Madison]
  34. .Makarios - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Contact [ Faith United Methodist Church, Neenah] [Active: 19??-] [Neenah]
          ( Mike Cove, Bruce Kokko, Kirsti Kokko, Andy Lambrecht, Lynn Lambrecht, Tom Lambrecht, Karen Lord (Karen Cove), Craig Zolkowski, Susan Zolkowski)
  35. .Manitowoc High School Choir [Active: 19??-] [Manitowoc]
  36. .Manitowoc Lutheran High School Choir - Page ( Author ?) [Active: 19??-] [Manitowoc]
  37. .Master Singers of Milwaukee - Page ( Author ?) [Active: 1980?-] [Milwaukee]
  38. .Milwaukee Children's Choir - Page ( Dean Crocker) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
  39. .Milwaukee Damenchor, The - Page ( Geoffrey M. Kroening) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
  40. .Milwaukee Liederkranz Chorus - Page ( Geoffrey M. Kroening) ( Max Kade Institute) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
  41. .Milwaukee Liedertafel [Active: 19??-] [Brookfield]
  42. .Monteverdi Master Chorale - Page ( Author ?) [Active: 19??-] [Stevens Point]
  43. .Marquette University Choir ( Nominee and/or Winner WAMI 1997 / 1998) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
  44. .Marquette University Gospel Choir, The - Page ( Author ?) ( Nominee and/or Winner WAMI 1996 / 2001) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
    O  
  45. .Omro High School Choir - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Omro High School) [Director: Dennis Sphatt [Active: 19??-] [Omro]
  46. .Oshkosh Chamber Singers - Discog ( FolkLib Index) (OCAT Videos), Page ( Joy Schwarz) ( FoxArts.Net) ( Portal Wisconsin) [Active: 19??-] [Oshkosh]
  47. .Oshkosh Choraliers - Discog (OCAT Videos), Page ( Lanny Howard) [Active: 1970-] [Oshkosh]
          Director: Mary Backus 1992-, Accompanist: Todd Repp 1993-
          Former Directors: Harold Porter 1970-1971, Fred Leist 1972-1973, Larry Klausch 1973-1979, R. David Berndt 1980-1984, Dennis Sphatt 1985-1990, Linda Harmon 1991
          "The Oshkosh Choraliers was formed in 1970 when the Apollo Male Chorus and the Cecilian Singers disbanded."
  48. .Oshkosh Youth Choir (aka Oshkosh Symphony Youth Choir) - Discog (OCAT Videos), Page ( Joy Schwarz 1993-2002 [Archive]) [Active: 19??-] [Oshkosh]
          ( Alexis Blair, past Director [Archive])
    P  
  49. .Perry Tipler Junior High School Choir and Orchestra [Active: 19??-] [Oshkosh]
    R  
  50. .Redeemer Lutheran Church Choir [Active: 19??-] [Oshkosh]
  51. .Ripon College Choir - Discog ( FolkLib Index) [Active: 19??-] [Ripon]
    S  
  52. .Sacred Heart Church Mixed Choir [Active: 1/1970-] [Oshkosh]
  53. .St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Root Creek Choirs - Discog ( FolkLib Index) [Active: 19??-19??] [Root Creek (Greenfield) / Oak Creek]
          ( In 1852, when the Church was founded, Greenfield was called Root Creek. The Church's current choir and its Director, Lisa Reckzin, are mentioned on the site's "Voluteer" page, but I can find no mention of an Organist, or what type of Organ they have.
  54. .St. Mary Choir - Page ( St. Mary Catholic Church (St. Mary Parish)) [Active: 19??-] [Omro]
          ( Joni Volkert Director, Gail Breu, Mary Campbell, Dorothea Costello, Sue DeKeyser, Karla Ellis, Barb Geffers, Joanne Lane, Rose Luebke, Anita Marlett, Ann Paulson, Louise Ropella, Alice Wieseke, Betty Wirth, Jean Yost)
  55. .St. Norbert Abbey Choir - Discog ( FolkLib Index) [Active: 19??-] [De Pere]
  56. .St. Vincent's Men's Choir [Active: 19??-] [Oshkosh]
  57. .Sheboygan North High School Choir - Page ( High School) [can't find a Music Department home page] [Active: 19??-] [Sheboygan]
  58. .Sheboygan South High School Choir - Page ( High School) [can't find a Music Department home page] [Active: 19??-] [Sheboygan]
  59. .Singing Statesmen, The - Page ( UW-Eau Claire Music Dept. [Archive]) [Active: 1967-] [Eau Claire]
          Conductors: Morris D. Hayes 1967-1988, Bruce G. McInnes 1988-1990, Gary R. Schwartzhoff 1991-
  60. .South Park Middle School Choirs - Page ( Oshkosh School District) [Active: 19??-] [Oshkosh]
  61. .Stevens Point Area Senior High School (SPASH) Choir - Page ( Music Department) [Active: 19??-] [Stevens Point]
  62. Swiss Family Fraunfelder - Page ( Larry Ganders) [Active: 1923-] [Madison 1941-19?? / Whitewater 19??-19?? / Elkhorn 19??-19?? / Milwaukee 19??-1950 / San Francisco, CA 1950-]
          This yodeling family dates back to the early 1600's, but they moved to the U.S. in 1923 and "would live in 27 locations in the United States". They moved to Wisconsin "when they were under contract with Schlitz Brewing Company".
          ( Reynard (Reinhard) William "Papa" Fraunfelder, Betty Fraunfelder, Reynard Jr. "Rheiny" Fraunfelder, Ruth Fraunfelder)
    T  
  63. .Tangled Up in Blue - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Author ?) [Active: 19??-] [Madison]
  64. .Trinity Lutheran Children's Choir - Page ( Trinity Lutheran) [Active: 19??-] [Oshkosh]
    U  
  65. Unity in the Community Choir [Active: 198?-] [Milwaukee]
  66. .University Singers - Discog ( FolkLib Index) [Active: 1967/8 - 1972/3] [UW-Madison]
          Sometime during the 1973/4 school year (date?) they performed in Kentucky. Some people there thought they were from the University of Kentucky, so they changed their name to the Wisconsin Singers.
  67. .Uspeh Slovenian Chorus - Page ( Max Kade Institute) - no known home page [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
  68. .UW-Eau Claire Concert Choir - Page ( Music Dept.) [Active: 19??-] [Eau Claire]
          Women's Concert Chorale, Conductor: Alan J. Rieck
          Other UW-Eau Claire Choral Ensembles - Music Dept.
  69. .UW Oshkosh Choirs - Page ( UW Oshkosh Music Dept.)       (Directors: John A. Breese 1923-1952, Stanley S. Linton 1952-62, John Vorisek 1962-64, Harold B. Porter 1964-79, Ernest W. Teie (Tye) 1970s, Harold Heap 1979-81, Carl E. Chapman 1981-)
    W  
  70. .Waukesha Choral Union - Page ( Author ?) [Active: 19??-] [Waukesha]
  71. .Waukesha South High School Choir - Page ( Music Department) [Active: 19??-] [Waukesha]
  72. .Wausau Lutheran Choir (founded 1972) - Discog ( FolkLib Index) - (name changed in 19?? to Wausau Lyric Choir) [Active: 19??-] [Wausau]
  73. .Wausau Lyric Choir - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Author ?), Director: Lucinda J. Thayer ( UW-Stevens Point Music Dept.) [Active: 19??-] [Wausau]
  74. .Webster Stanley Junior High School Choir and Orchestra [Active: 19??-] [Oshkosh]
  75. .White Heron Chorale - Page ( Author ?) ( FoxArts.Net) [Active: 19??-] [Appleton]
  76. .Wisconsin Community Choir - Discog ( FolkLib Index) [Active: 1968?-] [city?]
  77. .Wisconsin Czech Choraliers - Page ( Polkamart) [Active: 19??-] [city?]
  78. .Wisconsin Lutheran Choir - Page ( Wisconsin Lutheran College) ( CD Baby) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
  79. .Wisconsin Singers - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Shawn Lin) ( UW-Madison Student Organization Office) [Active: 1967-] [UW-Madison]
          Previously called the University Singers (1967/8 - 1972/3)

Wisconsin A Cappella Groups

  1. .Navan - "Irish Fest"
  2. .Tongue & Groove - "Jazz"

Wisconsin-based Handbell Choirs
  1. .Alleluia Ringers, The (of Concordia University) - "Handbell Choirs"
  2. .Ebenezer Brass Handbell Choir (Ebenezer United Church of Christ) - "Handbell Choirs"
  3. .Encore! Handbell Ensemble - "Handbell Choirs"
  4. .First Congregational Church, U.C.C. Handbell Choirs (Appleton) - "Handbell Choirs"
  5. .First Congregational Church Handbell Choir (Oshkosh) - "Handbell Choirs"
  6. .Fox Cities Handbells - "Handbell Choirs"
  7. .Jubilation Handbell Ensemble - "Handbell Choirs"
  8. .Madison Area Concert Handbells - "Handbell Choirs"
  9. .Milwaukee Area Handbell Ensemble - "Handbell Choirs"
  10. .Ringers of Glory, First Presbyterian Church's (Oshkosh) - "Handbell Choirs"
  11. .St. Peter's Handbell Choir - "Handbell Choirs"
  12. .Trinity Bells - "Handbell Choirs"
  13. .University Handbell Choir - "Handbell Choirs"

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