Madison Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week beginning November 22

Monday, 19 November 2012 | Rich Samuels

Friday November 23 2:30 and 7 pm Oakwoods Village-University Woods Auditorium
The Oakwood Chamber Players with Navan in a program called “A Celtic Christmas: Christmas Lights”.
A Celtic Christmas: Christmas Lights will feature a mix of vocal and instrumental music as the groups perform creative interpretations of familiar music that is spirited and expressive of the holiday season.

Navan singers Amy Curl, Sheila Shigley, Paul Gorman and Elizabeth Simcock have studied the Celtic language, traditions and culture and will intersperse colorful stories throughout the performance. The Oakwood Chamber Players will perform instrumental arrangements drawn from both traditional and Celtic holiday music.

Navan is a nationally recognized vocal ensemble that has recorded several CDs and has been featured on Boston Public Television WGBH’s “A Celtic Christmas Sojourn” singing seasonal music.

The Oakwood Chamber Players is a group of Madison-area professional musicians who have rehearsed and performed at Oakwood Village for 30 years. Tickets are available at the door – $20 general admission, $15 seniors and $5 students.

Visit and for more information. Phone (608) 230-4316

Saturday November 24 at 8 pm and Sunday November 25 at 1 pm at the Marriott-West in Middleton.
The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra holds its Annual Holiday Pops Concert. Performance includes vocalist Aaron Thompson and the Middleton High School Concert Choir.
You’ll hear some old favorites and hopefully new favorites as well, as we get your holidays off to a rousing start! Guest vocalist Aaron Thompson and Middleton High School Choir students join Maestro Andrew Sewell and the Wisconsin Pops for A Christmas Sampler sure to put you in the holiday spirit. Enjoy selections from The Nutcracker, Christmas on Broadway, Wassail Dances, and A Medley of Well-Known Carols. And don’t forget to clap on time to our traditional encore, Sleigh Ride!
Call: 258-4141

Saturday November 24 at 8 p, and Sunday November 25 at 3 pm at Gates of Heaven 302 East Gorham St.
The Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble presents a concert program of baroque vocal and instrumental chamber music on period instruments.
Music by Bach, Bon, Vivaldi, Monteverdi, Strozzi, Schenk, and Telemann.
The musicians are:
Consuelo Sanudo – mezzo soprano
Monica Steger – traverso
Eric Miller – viola da gamba, cello
Anton TenWolde – cello, vola da gamba
Max Yount – harpsichord
Call: 238-5126

Wednesday November 28, 12 pm at Luther Memorial Church 1021 University Avenue. Organ concert by Bruce Bengston. Information at (608) 258-3160

Wednesday November 28 7:30 pm ay Mills Hall 455 N. Park St.
UW Jazz Orchestra.

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Rich Samuels
Classical music of all eras and varieties.

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