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P.O. Box 2252
Oshkosh, WI  54903-2252

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The Oshkosh Chamber Singers

Thank you for helping make our 2015-2016 season a success!

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Our Music Director

As many of you are aware, on August 22, 2015, our beloved friend, colleague and Music Director, Dr. Carl Chapman, was involved in a serious bicycling accident. Carl is now home and beginning a new life chapter with many challenges ahead.

Throughout this period of transition, the Oshkosh Chamber Singers Board was committed to defining our future, while at the same time maintaining the traditions and high standards that Carl, the singing members of OCS, and you, our audience, have come to expect.

To that end, the OCS board is proud to announce that the position of Music Director of the Oshkosh Chamber Singers has been offered to Herb Berendsen. Herb has accepted, and shared these gracious words with the membership:

"I'd like to begin by saying that I am very excited, proud, and humbled to be your new director. You have been very welcoming in this difficult situation. I have the utmost respect for all that Carl has done musically in this community, particularly his founding, and work with, the Oshkosh Chamber Singers, and I am honored to be following in his footsteps. I will do everything in my power to keep traditions alive and to move us forward in a positive direction."

Concert Season 2015-2016

Music for Hope and HealingPoster for Spring 2016 concert
Saturday, May 7, 2016
7:30 p.m.
First Congregational Church, 137 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh (map & driving directions)

The setting of Forrest's Requiem For the Living is uplifting and inspirational. Its transcendent beauty stirs connections to the circle of life.

Our guest conductor is Herb Berendsen.

Our performance of this concert is supported in part by a major grant from the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation.

All our concert venues are barrier-free and handicapped accessible.

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Saturday December 19, 2015
2 performances: 4:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Trinity Episcopal Church, Division at Algoma
, Oshkosh (map & driving directions)

The Oshkosh Chamber Singers, accompanied by pipe organ and brass ensemble, joins with community readers to offer Scripture readings of the Christmas story and related choral selections.

The program includes several traditional Chamber Singers selections as well as newer pieces, including Ola Gjeilo’s Serenity (O Magnum Mysterium), which will feature a cello accompaniment by Nancy Lepien Kaphaem.

The audience will be invited to lift their voices in the congregational singing of familiar carols.

The guest conductor is Marianne Chaudoir.

The concert will be presented in honor of Music Director Dr. Carl Chapman, who is on leave because of medical issues; and Sir David Willcocks, a longtime guest conductor for the Green Lake Festival of Music, who died in September.

All our concert venues are barrier-free and handicapped accessible.

Click here to see highlights from our past seasons.