Marquette Choral Society

The logo for the Marquette Choral Society


Marquette Choral Society is a mixed chorus composed of members of the community of Marquette, Michigan and its surrounding area and of students at Northern Michigan University. It was founded in 1971. Marquette Choral Society performs two major concerts per year, one in December and the other in April. Over the years, it has focused much of its attention on the large works of the choral repertoire including the oratorios of Handel, Bach, and Haydn, masses by Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert, etc.

The Marquette Choral Society Presents

Messiah (HWV 56)
by George Frideric Handel

Dr. Erin Colwitz, conductor


Anthony Beacco, tenor

Wayne Hanmer, bass

Kathy Bushong, soprano

Carin Gilfry, mezzo-soprano


Saturday Evening, December 3rd, 7:30pm

 Sunday Afternoon, December 4th, 3:00pm

St. Peter Cathedral, Marquette Michigan

The Society will welcome new members at the first two rehearsals of the Winter term. Please consider joining us January 23rd, and January 30th, 2017, in Room 250 in the Thomas Fine Arts Building at NMU. Rehearsal begins at 7:00pm, registration is from 6:30-6:50pm.

Help Support the Marquette Choral Society

There are two ways to give to the Marquette Choral Society:

  • Use this link to download and print a form that you can use to mail in a check to the NMU Foundation to support the Choral Society.

  • Use the NMU Foundation site from which you can make a contribution that will be charged to your credit card.

If you choose the second option, when you get to that page, enter "other" from the pull down menu as the designation and fill in "Marquette Choral Society" in the field that follows.  Use the "comment or special instructions" field to tell us how you would like to be listed in the program and how many tickets you would like for each concert.