Milwaukee Irish Fest Choir

Milwaukee Irish Fest Choir and Milwaukee Irish Fest Children's Choir Auditions

What:  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.  This year, we are starting a NEW CHILDREN'S CHOIR in addition to the existing choir, featuring children between the ages of 7 and 12.
Who:  Anyone between the ages of 7-20 who loves to sing!
When:  Monday April 28th, 2014, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

The Children's Choir will meet once a week, either Monday or Thursday, between 5:45pm and 6:45pm from May through August (Irish Fest)
The Irish Fest Choir will meet twice a week, Monday and Thursday, between 7pm and 8:30pm from May through August (Irish Fest).

Call Mrs. K to schedule an audition time:  414.463.3065


Irish Fest Choir


The Milwaukee Irish Fest Choir

Celebrates 26th Anniversary

Founded 26 years ago by Ed Ward and Pat Moschea, the Milwaukee Irish Fest Choir was created to enrich the love of Irish Music in young people. In the last 26 years, over 900 young adults composed of students 14 to 20 have been part of the choir. The Choir has traveled to Ireland several times and has performed throughout the United States. Directing this year's choir is Brian McLinden with accompanist Leah Will.
 Visit the Tipperary Stage for our festival performances.

If you have any questions or are interested in joining the choir, contact Mrs. Moschea at


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

About Us

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 Brian McLinden and accompanied by Leah Will.