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 seasons begins typically in May with rehearsals and culminates with a weekend full of performing and participating in the annual Milwaukee Irish Fest held in August of each year. During the summer months, members build bonds that far outreach mere summer memories, but rather can shape their lives through their experiences.
Founded in1988 by Pat Moschea & Ed Ward, to promote Irish music and culture, the choir consists of young adults, ages 14 - 20, performing traditional Irish music.
Throughout their existence, the choir has been entertaining audiences at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C., St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York, Old St. Mary’s in Philadelphia, and has toured throughout Ireland, including performances with the Omagh Community Youth Choir and at Our Lady of Knock, Knock Ireland.
The Irish Fest Choir is directed by Charles A. Kessell and accompanied by Miles Plant.