Two weeks of rehearsal...
Two Madison-area performances...


Since 2002, the Isthmus Vocal Ensemble has maintained a remarkable tenure as one of Madison's most elusive yet enduring summer musical institutions.

Built from the great choral traditions of Robert Fountain and other luminaries, the group unites the talents of director Scott MacPherson with some of the Midwest's top singers for a brief, intensive rehearsal period. The result: two sparkling performances that linger with audiences throughout the year.




Learn more about our upcoming and past performances

Upcoming Performances →

Past Performances


Find out about our organization, its members, and history.

Conductor, Scott MacPherson →

The Ensemble →

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Our 2016 performances were (and 2017 will be) supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Our heartfelt thanks to them for contributing to the development of the arts, the economy, and the community.