The Sheboygan Symphony Chorus is currently directed by Wilhelmina Nelmes Vogtle.
During the summer of 1994, Janet L. Herrick, Director Emeritus, then a Professor of Music at Lakeland Collvege, formed a chorus to perform with the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra. Respected local music educator Frank Berger was selected as Assistant Conductor and Accompanist. They held auditions to find local talent and performed Handel’s Messiah during the 1994 holiday season. To this day, the chorus performs in several concerts per year and is composed of over 80 community voices.
The Chorus has had the opportunity to present some of history’s most respected masterworks and grow in artistry and technique. They have demonstrated talent with moving and expressive singing in varied styles and languages. Their opening performance in the Weill Center, with the exciting finale from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, was a performance never to be forgotten.
Many superb soloists have emerged from the Chorus and been featured with the Symphony during the regular season as well as Messiah and Summer Pops concerts. Symphony Chorus members have participated in two national honor choirs sponsored by the American Choral Directors’ Association. Symphony singers, carolers and small ensembles drawn from the Chorus have also performed at several Symphony concerts in past seasons and throughout our community.
During the Holiday Season, Sheboygan Symphony Chorus members join together to spread holiday cheer for all to hear. Our caroling services offer smiles, memories and holiday magic for all of the community to love and experience.
Symphony Chorus Carolers can be scheduled via phone or email.
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As Sheboygan’s musical treasure for over a century, the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra has touched the lives of many. Generous donations allow us to make a lasting impact in Sheboygan. Our symphony makes the Sheboygan community a more attractive place to live, work and raise a family.
If you enjoy and appreciate the high-quality, live classical music presented by the talented musicians in our area, please consider making a donation.