Music

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The musical life of First Unitarian Society is rich and varied. Our adult, teen, and children’s choirs sing a wide range of repertory representing a variety of styles, old and new. Read more about our choirs. Solo singers and instrumentalists and ad hoc ensembles, such as the FUS String Band, the Chime Choir, and the Three Sopranos, provide inspiration for our congregation and opportunities for fellowship, learning and growth.

Our professional staff, accomplished performers and educators all, regularly contribute to the musical tapestry. The Friday Noon Musicale series provides musical outreach to the greater Madison community by talented local musicians, and our two auditoriums provide traditional and contemporary venues for in-house and guest musicians.

friday noon musicales

For 30 years, our Landmark Auditorium has hosted free noontime recitals. Bring your lunch and join us on Fridays, October through May, from 12:15-1 p.m., to hear performances by some of Madison’s finest musicians. Musicales are also broadcast on 102.9.

winter choral festival

Every December, the adult choirs join with the Teen Choir and Choristers in a celebratory Winter Choral Festival. Past choral fests have featured commissioned works for our distinguished choirs.

Spring Choral Festival

First Unitarian Society presents a Spring Choral Festival –Sunday, April 22 – 9 and 11 a.m. Featuring anthems by Aaron Copland, Stephen Paulus, Ola Gjeilo, and more sung by the Society Choir, Meeting House Chorus, Choristers, Teen Choir and Soloists, with Organ, Piano 4-hands, and String Quartet. Special Poetry and Prose selected and read by Rev. Michael Schuler

performing at first unitarian society

In addition to our choirs, solo singers, ensembles, and instrumentalists are most welcome. For more information on how to get involved, please contact Assistant Music Director, Linda Warren, at lindaw@fusmadison.org.