Virtual Gala 2020

Join us a for a spectacular online experience starting September 10, 2020 featuring many of our finalists and winners from the first seven years of the Handel Aria Competition! Performances include arias and duets by Morgan Balfour, Elisa Sutherland, Chelsea Shephard, Sarah Coit, Andrew Rader, Nola Richardson, Amanda Achen, Jonathan Woody, Sarah Moyer, Corrine Byrne, Margaret Fox, Gene Stenger, Emily Yocum Black, Sarah Hayashi, Daniel Moody, Christina Kay, Jacob Scharfman, Brian Giebler, and Kristin Knutson. Our artistic director Sarah Brailey will sing with mezzo-soprano Luthien Brackett and instrumentalists from the Trinity Wall Street Baroque Orchestra for the grand finale.

You can watch on our Facebook pageYouTube; or by clicking the link below. The Virtual Gala will be live as a fundraiser through October 4, 2020. Please donate what you can through the donation page on our website. All funds go to the participating singers. We know that they are struggling to maintain a career in a world that cannot put their talent to use right now due to the pandemic. Your donations will be matched dollar for dollar up to $2,000 by HAC founders Dean and Orange Schroeder. Even if you can’t donate, we hope you’ll enjoy this wonderful concert of Handel and Baroque arias.

Generous grants from Dane Arts, the Madison Arts Commission, with additional funds from the Wisconsin Arts Board and the Pleasant Rowland Foundation make it possible for all money donated during the Virtual Gala to go to the singers.