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MAC: Madison choirs will perform Sunday
The Madison Youth Choirs Ragazzi and Cantabile will perform their spring program at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Monroe Arts Center. General admission tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students under 18, and MAC members are admitted at no charge. Tickets may be purchased in person through the MAC box office, 1315 11th St., Monroe; by calling 608-325-5700 or 888-596-1249; or by ordering online at (Photo supplied)
MONROE - Under the direction of artistic director Michael Ross, the Madison Youth Choirs' Ragazzi and Cantabile choirs will perform their spring program at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Monroe Arts Center, 1315 11th St.

Accompanied by pianist Jess Salek, the choir will perform new pieces and past favorites by both American and European composers.

MYC was formed in July 2003 through a merger of the Madison Boychoir and Madison Children's Choir. "Recognized as an innovator in youth choral music education, Madison Youth Choirs inspires enjoyment, learning, and social development through the study and performance of high-quality and diverse choral literature," according to a MAC news release. "The oldest youth choir organization in Wisconsin, MYC welcomes singers of all ability levels, challenging them to learn more than just notes and rhythms. The singers explore the history, context, and heart of the music, using music as a lens to discover the world. MYC serves more than 500 young people, ages 7 through 18, in 11 single-gender choirs."

In addition to a public concert series, MYC conducts an annual spring tour of schools and retirement centers, performing for more than 7,000 students and senior citizens annually.

MYC also collaborates with professional arts organizations including the Madison Symphony Orchestra, Madison Ballet, and Madison Opera, and supports the work of public schools and music educators throughout the area. Last summer, the boy choirs traveled to Scotland for their first appearance at the invitation-only Aberdeen International Youth Festival.

General admission tickets for the Madison Youth Choirs concert are $10 for adults and $5 for students 18 and under. Members of the Monroe Arts Center may attend for free. Tickets may be purchased in person at the box office, 1315 11th St.; by calling the Monroe Arts Center at 608-325-5700 or 888-596-1249; or online at

The event has been underwritten by corporate underwriter Colony Brands, Inc., and media underwriters Monroe Publishing, LLC, and Big Radio. Additional underwriting for this presentation has been provided by the Gunderson Stiles Fund for Classical Music.