August 13-16, 2015

August 13-16, 2015

Milwaukee Irish Fest Choir

Milwaukee Irish Fest Choir
 

The Milwaukee Irish Fest Choir was founded in 1988 by Pat Moschea and Ed Ward as an opportunity for young people to be involved in the rich tradition of Irish Music. The young adults involved in the Choir, ages 14-20, perform traditional Irish choral music at venues and events throughout the year. In 2014, we began a new Children's Choir, featuring children ages 7-12.  Over the years, more than 900 young adults have been part of the Choir. They have entertained audiences at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C., St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York and Old St. Mary's in Philidelphia. They have toured throughout Ireland, including performances with the Omagh Community Youth Choir and at Our Lady of Knock. Directing this year's Choir is Brian McLinden with accompanist Leah Will.

The Children's Choir meets once a week, either Monday or Thursday, between 5:45 and 6:45 p.m. from May through August. The Irish Fest Choir meets twice a week, Monday and Thursday, between 7 and 8:30 p.m. from May through August.

The Milwaukee Irish Fest Choir holds auditions each year during the winter months to build member participation. The end result is an incredibly talented group of youth that are passionate about music and learning the Irish heritage. The official choir season typically begins in May with rehearsals and culminates with a weekend full of performing at the annual Milwaukee Irish Fest held in August each year. During the summer months, members build bonds that far outreach mere summer memories, but rather can shape their lives through valuable experiences.

To schedule an audition time, call 414.463.3065. Walk-ins accepted.


Past Experiences

1999— First concert with the Omagh Community Youth Choir
Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, WI

2000–-First Tour to Ireland, featured on Galway Bay FM

2003—East Coast Tour, including performances in New York, Washington D.C, and Pennsylvania

2006—Ireland Tour, including a joint performance with the Omagh Community Youth Choir, to continue our ongoing friendship

2014—Started Milwaukee Irish Fest Children's Choir


Upcoming Performances

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Irish Fest and Omagh Choirs - Friday

08-14-20154:15 PMTipperary

Irish Fest and Omagh Choirs - Saturday

08-15-201512:15 PMTipperary

Irish Fest and Omagh Choirs - Sunday

08-16-201511:30 AMTipperary