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Allegro Music Club
Informal group meets in homes to perform. Meets at 7:30 pm, second Mondays, September-May.
681 Thornton Terr., Verona, 53593
Rhonda Chalone, 608-848-6789

Candid Concert Opera
Offers up-close opera experiences to area communities, with music educators/students and skilled amateurs performing entire operas in concert format.

Capitol Chordsmen Chorus
Men's a cappella chorus rehearses Tuesdays at 7 pm at Asbury United Methodist Church, 6101 University Ave. Instruction and performance opportunities. Voice tests and group singing try-outs; annual show. A SPEBSQSA chapter.
PO Box 45375, 53744-5373

Capitol City Band
24-piece concert band; performs free summer June-August, 7 pm Thursdays, at Rennebohm Park.
PO Box 258007, 53725
Jim Latimer, 608-835-9861

Dimensions in Sound
Big band of adult volunteer musicians, providing concerts for residents of Dane County senior living facilities and nursing homes. Also available for community events. Tuesday evening rehearsals, September through April.
Ann Weber, president, 608-271-6402

Edgewood Chamber Orchestra
Campus/community ensemble with Edgewood College students and community musicians. Weekly rehearsals and scheduled concerts during the academic year. Performs standard repertoire for small orchestra, with emphasis on 20th-century works. Audition required.
Blake Walter, 608-663-2394

Edgewood College Campus-Community Choir
Performs works from the choral-orchestral repertoire once a semester. Group is made up of Edgewood College students and community musicians. Rehearses Tuesday evenings. Audition required.
Albert Pinsonneault, 608-663-2393

Edgewood College Concert Band
Campus/community ensemble with Edgewood College students and community musicians. Performs two concerts annually. Rehearsals at 7 pm on Wednesdays during the academic year. Audition required.
Walt Rich, 608-663-3400

Edgewood College Jazz Ensemble
Campus-community group; rehearses Thursday evenings.
1000 Edgewood College Dr., 53711

Festival Choir of Madison
Fifty-voice auditioned choir, mostly classical repertoire from the 16th to 21st centuries.
PO Box 2319, 53701

Four Lakes Traditional Music Collective
Non-profit supporting traditional music and dance, with educational and performance opportunities for all ages that celebrate diverse musical traditions. Sponsors Sugar Maple Traditional Music Festival at Lake Farm County Park, Sugar Maple Concert Series.
PO Box 3299, 53704

Madison Area Concert Handbells
Six-octave community handbell choir; membership by audition, with rehearsals on Mondays at Asbury United Methodist Church. Annual Bells of Christmas concerts and themed concerts in the spring.
PO Box 44056, 53744

Madison Area Youth Chamber Orchestra
Madison-area high school student chamber orchestra; rehearses for one week during the summer and presents a full concert.
2030 Helena St., 53704

Madison Chamber Choir
A 24- to 30-voice auditioned chamber choir. Repertoire includes choral masterworks from the 16th to 21st centuries.
PO Box 44274, 53744

Madison College Community Show Choir
A community choir for Madison and surrounding area, singing popular music. No auditions required.
1701 Wright St., 53704
Brian Short, 608-246-6055

Madison Community Orchestra
Performs four times annually. No audition necessary for string players; wind and percussion players complete an informal audition when vacancies exist. Rehearsals weekly during the academic year.
211 N. Carroll St., 53703
Blake Walter, 608-663-2394

Madison Diocesan Choir
Preserves and develops choral liturgical music for Catholic worship. Performs, sponsors workshops, sings jointly with other choirs, and travels to other communities. Rehearses Tuesdays at Bishop O'Connor Catholic Center.
702 S. High Point Rd.

Madison Flute Club
Provides performance and educational opportunities for flutists of all ages. Recitals, events and the Adult Flute Choir.
1926 Rowley Ave., 53726

Madison Jazz Jam
Hosts session for musicians to work on improvisational skills while performing with veteran jazz musicians, 4 pm most first and third Sundays at The Fountain; open to all ages and skill levels, and includes feedback from a musician/educator.
Bob Kerwin, 608-238-7925

Madison Maennerchor
Preserves the tradition of German men's choral singing. Strong new singers always welcome; fluency in spoken German not required. Rehearses at 8-9:30 pm Thursdays, Sept.-May, at Turner Hall.
c/o Madison Turners, 3001 S. Stoughton Rd., 53716
Guenther Ruch, 608-241-3090

Madison Marimba Quartet
Plays a free concert each year on the Saturday or Sunday between the Christmas and New Year's holiday. All genres of music from classical to popular to jazz.
PO Box 258007, 53725
Jim Latimer, 608-835-9861

Madison Pipes and Drums
A Scottish Highland Bagpipe band dedicated to increasing the awareness of Scottish music and heritage in the Madison area. Rehearsals weekly, lessons on bagpipes and on the highland snare, tenor and bass drums. Performs 12-18 times a year, and competes with other bagpipe bands in the area.
2390 Dahlk Cir., Verona, 53593
David Bradley, 608-886-2282

Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps
Open to young men ages 17 to 21. Auditions in November; experience required. International travel during the summer.
2935 S. Fish Hatchery Rd. #401, 53711

Madison Youth Choirs
Welcomes singers of all abilities, ages 7-18, in 11 single-gender choirs. Auditions by appointment; scholarships and financial aid always available.
PO Box 5233, 53705

Mideast by Midwest Salsa
Seasoned performing group fusing Arabic and Latin music.
77 Wood Brook Way, Fitchburg, 53711

New Horizons Band
Concert and swing bands for all levels amateur musicians. Wednesday evening rehearsals at Ward-Brodt, with performances year-round. Instruction available.
595 Arthur St., Verona 53593
Jon Nelson, 608-438-5230

Perfect Harmony Men's Chorus
Welcoming gay and gay-friendly men for singing and concerts. Rehearsals at 7 pm Sundaysm Grand Hall of Capitol Lakes Retirement Community, 333 W. Main St. Concert seasons begin in Jan. and Sept.
PO Box 14706, 53708

Philharmonic Chorus of Madison
A 35- to 40-voice community chorus performing sacred, secular and folk music from many countries and centuries. Weekly rehearsals Mondays, Sept.-May; audition required.
PO Box 5007, 53705

Studio Orchestra
Community orchestra of volunteer musicians, providing concerts for residents of Dane County senior living facilities and nursing homes. Also available for community events. Wednesday evening rehearsals Sept.-May.
Ann Weber, 608-271-6402

Surrounded By Reality
Free jazz, experimental and creative music collective performing and booking shows.

UW Russian Folk Orchestra
Specializing in Russian and other East European folk music with authentic Russian folk instruments. Membership open.
Victor Gorodinsky, music director, 608-259-9440

VFW Community Band
Sponsored by VFW Post 1318. Meets Thursday evenings, September through May. Two rehearsals and two concerts each month. Also plays services on Veterans' Day and Memorial Day.
PO Box 258007, 53725
Jim Latimer, 608-835-9861

Wild Hog in the Woods
Volunteer-run cooperative hosts local and national folk and acoustic musicians most Fridays at 8 pm in the Wil-Mar Center.
Wil-Mar Center, 953 Jenifer St., 53703

Wisconsin Chamber Choir
Forty-voice auditioned choir, performing broad range of historical to modern choral works, a cappella and with professional orchestra.
PO Box 8252, 53708

Wisconsin Children's Choir
Performing groups for children, grades 3-12. Available for concerts year-round; auditions in Jan., May and Aug.
PO Box 46571, 53744

Wisconsin Music Heritage Society
Collects and promotes music by Wisconsin composers; collects for the Wisconsin Music Archives at the Mills Music Library, UW-Madison.
6333 Masthead Dr., 53705
Howard Kanetzke, 608-238-6567

Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras
Four orchestras plus percussion, harp, brass choir and chamber music ensembles for grades 5-12. Rehearsals on Saturdays Sept.-May. Annual spring auditions.
UW Humanities Bldg., Rm. 1625, 455 N. Park St.

Yahara River Chorus-Sweet Adelines International
Women's four-part harmony a cappella chorus. New members welcome. Rehearsals at 7 pm Tuesdays, Peace Lutheran Church, Waunakee. Various smaller groups also available for performances.
Booking: Sharon Kittle, 608-592-7544; membership: Bonnie Senkowski, 608-415-5023
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