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June 16th - 18th, 2022
Madison Marriott West -1313 John Q Hammons Dr. -Middleton, WI 53562.
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Sangerfest to be held June 16-18, 2022

In Madison, Wisconsin

Every two years the Norwegian Singer’s Association of America (NSAA) holds a Sangerfest (Singers Festival) for the purpose of performing and cultivating the love and understanding of Scandinavian music.

This year Sangerfest  2022 will be held at the Madison Marriott West from June 16 to 18.
The Grand Concert will be held on June 18. It will be performed by approximately 100 chorus members accompanied by an orchestra and concert piano. The program will include choral arrangements of Norwegian music (sung in the language of origin) and secular and sacred English language
selections. The concert will be directed by Dr. David E. Judisch, Professor Emeritus of Voice and Opera at Luther College.

This will be the 63rd biennial Sangerfest. Sangerfest 2022 is produced by the Dane County Friends of Scandinavian Culture in association with the Norwegian Singers Association of America and is under the coordination of Madison’s Edvard Grieg Chorus.

This program supported in part by grants from the Owen Bekkum Trust, and the Bryant Foundation.

Sangerfest tickets can be purchased at the door at the Madison Marriot West prior to the Grand Concert.

Guest soloist
Baritone Brian Leeper will be the soloist at this year’s Sangerfest. Leeper is in his nineteenth-year teaching Voice at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He holds degrees from Luther College and The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and has done further graduate study at Florida State

Concert Orchestra
The Middleton Community Orchestra will perform at Sangerfest 2022. The MCO aims to provide enriching musical experiences for musicians and listeners by: Advancing the art and appreciation of orchestral music through the study and performance of works by the great composers, and
collaborating with soloists who have ties to the community.