The Madison Diocesan Choir is a music ministry dedicated to the mission of fostering and encouraging full, conscious, and active participation in the the liturgy in the Diocese of Madison. The Choir is composed of over 60 singers from all walks of life throughout the entire Diocese. Whether a teacher, nurse, or business person (to name only a few of our occupations), each member strives towards excellence in this unique ministry of the Church. At the same time, many have remained active as cantor, choir member, choir director, or accompanist in their own parish.
The Choir, rehearses each Tuesday evening at the Bishop O’Connor Catholic Center in Madison. For more information, call the Office of Worship at (608) 821-3080.
In the summer of 2007, the Diocesan Choir took a two-week tour of Germany, Switzerland and Austria and sang for Concerts and Masses in some of Europe's most beautiful and historic churches, including the Cologne Cathedral, the Freiburg Muenster and the Vienna's Karlskirche. In 2001, the Diocesan Choir toured Italy and sang for the Holy Father, Pope John Paul II. The Choir also has toured Italy, Spain, France, Ireland, the British Isles, Scandinavia, Iceland, Germany, and the western United States.
On December 22, 2002, Bishop William H. Bullock presented the Bishop’s Distinguished Service Award, the highest diocesan honor in Madison, to the Diocesan Choir for the members’ service and ministry to the diocese over the past four decades.
The Madison Diocesan Choir receives some funds from the annual Diocesan Service Appeal, but much of our annual budget depends on donations. If you would like to support the choir with a tax-deductible online donation, please click here. You may indicate that you would like this gift to go to the Diocesan Choir at the top of the online form. We are grateful for all of our generous benefactors! (photo by Ken Halfmann)