John Bragle is a very active choral director, serving as the Director of Choirs for Williamston Community Schools, an Instructor of Choral Arts at Interlochen Camp for the Arts and as Director for the Michigan State University Children's Choir. John also maintains an active performing career as a classical artist, having sung with the Traverse and Detroit Symphony Orchestras, in several productions of MSU's Opera Theatre and in recital. Loving all things eclectic, John also stays busy performing with area musicians and bands playing keyboards, violin/fiddle, mandolin and of course singing. This is his second year leading workshops for the Mid-Winter Singing Festival.
Show Tunes with Pat Madden / 12:20-1:20
We Have Often Walked Down This Street Before, allowing our hearts to be filled with The Sound of Music, anticipating the magic of Some Enchanted Evening, knowing that the next day we'll feel that we Could Have Danced (or sung) All Night. Whether we're in East Lansing or Oklahoma, giving Iowa a Try or sailing in the South Pacific, singing the timeless songs of Broadway together makes life feel like a
Cabaret. We won't need 76 Trombones to send us Over the Rainbow.
Impossible Dream? Hardly! Come sing with us, we'll create Memories.
Bragle and Madden will Put On the Ritz but the spotlight will be on you!
Killarney to Milarkey with Pat Madden / 1:40 - 2:40
When Irish Eyes are Smiling, it's usually because they're reflecting the joy of singing. During this hour, friends, colleagues and musical conspirators John Bragle and Pat Madden will lead you in Irish song. We'll explore everything from ballads to bawdy drinking
songs-from serious to sentimental and from humor to harmony. Among
others, we'll sing Danny Boy, Cockles and Mussels, Whiskey You're the Devil, The Galway Races and The Night Pat Murphy Died. Bring an empty glass to use as a prop; you can swill it or cry in it...either way, we'll have a great time singing our tribute to the Emerald Isle.