Carthage College was founded in 1847 as a private liberal arts institution in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Located directly on the scenic shores of Lake Michigan, it provides an idyllic location for higher education yet remains accessible from two major urban centers, Milwaukee and Chicago. The Carthage College Choir, founded in 1927, began as a small a cappella group which exclusively performed sacred music. Now, nearly 90 years later, the choir is a celebrated component of Wisconsin’s cultural landscape and performs regularly in the area and in venues all over the world. In 2011, the choir held their debut concert in Carnegie Hall, a significant accomplishment which is largely due to their director, Dr. Eduardo García-Novelli.
An Argentinian native, García-Novelli holds bachelor’s degrees in music education and choral conducting from the Conservatorio Manuel de Falla and the Conservatorio Juan José Castro respectively. After he graduated, he remained in Argentina to lead the choral program at Belgrano Day School while simultaneously acting as Assistant Director of Argentina’s National Young People’s Choir, both of which are located in Buenos Aires. Directing multiple groups of musicians at once set the pattern for García-Novelli’s career, and he continues to work with a number of different choirs to this day.
After several years of touring with these youth performance groups, García-Novelli moved to Princeton, New Jersey to receive his Master of Music degree at Westminster Choir College and then completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Houston in Houston, Texas. In the following years he would go on to serve as Director or Assistant Director of several choruses in Texas, both collegiate and ecclesiastical, earning national recognition for their performances.
Carthage College Choir at Carnegie Hall
In 2008, Dr. García-Novelli brought his talents to Carthage College and has since led the Carthage College Choir in three European tours, tours of the United States, and, of course, in performances at Carnegie Hall. Since their debut concert in 2011, the Carthage Choir performed there again in Carnegie Hall in 2015 as part of a festival choir singing Schubert’s Mass in G, and will return for a third time on March 27, 2017 where they will perform Mozart’s Coronation Mass. The choir also traveled in 2016 to Vienna, Austria to perform at the famed Peterskirche in a concert sponsored by MidAm International. We are delighted to welcome them to their fourth production with MAP.
MidAmerica Productions has staged over 1300 concerts worldwide since the company was founded by conductor Peter Tiboris in 1983. To perform with your group in Carnegie Hall or in venues across Europe and Asia, give us a call at 212-239-0205 or visit our website. Be sure to follow us on Facebook for the latest updates on concert opportunities and ticket sales!