Extra Concert for Civic Music Members!

Logo: RCCAThe Brown County Civic Music Association and River City Concert Association are partnering to offer a reciprocal concert for members! If you are a Civic Music member, you are invited to attend one concert of your choice from the River City Concert 2013-14 series in Marinette/Menomonee. Similarly, River City Concert Series ticket holders are entitled to attend one Civic Music 2013-14 concert of their choice.

Look over the list below or go to the website www.RCconcerts.com, listen to the video samples, and choose which concert you would like to attend. Call the Civic Music office (338-1801) or email (office@bccivicmusic.org) with your choice at least 48 hours before the concert you wish to attend. We will make arrangements for a complimentary ticket to be waiting for you at the will call table in the lobby prior to the concert. River City Concerts begin at 7 p.m. and are held in the Blesch Auditorium in the Blesch Intermediate School (formerly Menominee Middle School), 901 8th Avenue, Menominee, MI. (Please note their Abrams Brothers performance is the same night as our Paul Jacobs’ organ concert at the Weidner Center.) The availabilities are:

Date Event
Fri, Nov. 22, 2013 Aureole Trio – Flute, Viola, & Harp
Fri, Feb. 14, 2014 Pianist Charlie Albright
Fri, April 11, 2014 The Abrams Brothers – Bluegrass Ensemble
Mon, May 5, 2014 Les Trompettes de Lyon – 5 trumpets of varied sizes from France

Season tickets were mailed

Tickets for the 2013-14 Season were be mailed on Monday, September 9, 2013. Tickets were held until this date to include as many envelopes as possible in the bulk mail rate, helping to keep membership affordable. Tickets are available online, by mail, or at the door. Tickets purchased less than two weeks prior to the first concert will be held at “will call” in the lobby.

ArtStreet 2013 Drawing Winners

Kimberly Vlies at the 2013 Civic Music Artstreet Booth

Congratulations to the winners of our ArtStreet prize drawing! Hazel Kalkofen of Green Bay, WI won our top prize of two season memberships. Hazel and a guest will enjoy five world-class concerts in our 2013-14 Season. Concerts include Chanticleer (Fri, Oct. 4), International Chamber Soloists (Sat, Nov. 2), New Century Saxophone Quartet (Sun, March 9), Organist Paul Jacobs (Friday, April), and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (Sat, May 17).

Three runners up win two tickets to one of the above concerts of their choice. They are Nancy Krei of Fontana, WI, and Molly McLosky and Susan Katuin, both from Green Bay, WI.These winners were drawn from the visitors to the Brown County Civic Music Association booth on Culture Street.

Winner Town Prize
Hazel Kalkofen Green Bay, WI 2 season memberships
Nancy Krei Fontana, WI 2 tickets to the concert of choice
Molly McLosky Green Bay, WI 2 tickets to the concert of choice
Susan Katuin Green Bay, WI 2 tickets to the concert of choice

A big “thank you” for the volunteers who helped to staff the Brown County Civic Music Association booth!

Clarinet Lamp Raffle

Clarinet Lamp for Raffle

A clarinet lamp raffle will be held to raise funds for the Brown County Civic Music Association at the Chanticleer concert on Fri, Oct. 4. Tickets will be sold—for $5 each or 5 for $20—prior to the 7:30 p.m. start of the of the concert and at intermission. The drawing will take place at the end of intermission and those drawn must be present to win.

This stunning clarinet lamp was donated to Civic Music by Gary Wieseckel. Gary, a Civic Music board member, volunteer, and lover of music creates these beautiful lamps fashioned with real instruments. This gorgeous item of hand-made decor would make a fantastic Christmas gift for the music lover in your family.

It’s not too late to get your 2013-14 season membership!

If you have not already ordered your 2013-14 season membership, it’s not too late to do so!

For just $80 enjoy professional concerts featuring Chanticleer (Fri, Oct. 4), International Chamber Soloists (Sat, Nov. 2), New Century Saxophone Quartet (Sun, March 9), Organist Paul Jacobs (Friday, April), and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (Sat, May 17). Purchased singly, the concerts would cost $135.

Purchase tickets online or

Mail in season order form and payment
2013-14 Season Brochure and Order Form [pdf]

To order tickets or for more information contact:
Brown County Civic Music Association
P.O. Box 5243, DePere, WI 54415
Phone: (920) 338-1801
Fax: (920) 338-9702

Chanticleer Program Notes

Season Listing | Biography | Program | Program Notes

This program, titled She Said/He Said, is a complex and emotionally charged dialogue between the sexes. Godliness bestowed upon women (by men) is extolled in works by Andrea Gabrieli and Eric Whitacre. The bawdiest of Renaissance Madrigals, standards by Cole Porter and Ravel’s dramatic Trois chansons will revisit this this age-old topic. She Said/He Said features the wide-ranging voices of Hildegard von Bingen, Stacy Garrop, Joni Mitchell and more. Read More

Chanticleer Biography

Season Listing | Biography | Program | Program Notes


Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker magazine, and named Ensemble of the Year by Musical America in 2008, the San Francisco-based, GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Chanticleer embarks upon its 36th season in 2013-14, performing in 23 of the United States. A winter international tour of 9 European countries will see debuts in Dublin, Moscow, and St. Petersburg; and returns to Paris, Vienna, Budapest, Prague, Antwerp, Rotterdam, and Bruges. Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for their “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity,” Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from countertenor to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz, and from gospel to venturesome new music. Read More