Welcome to the MacDowell Male Chorus of Appleton, Wisconsin

This is a post to all our fans to let you know the men of MacDowell are still here and vigilant to the time when we can once again do what we love – performing as a group to entertain the wonderful audiences prevalent throughout the Fox Valley and Wisconsin.

This, our 86th year performing, has proven to be the most eventful year of our history by being the least event-filled year we’ve ever endured. The Covid-19 roller coaster has caused us to postpone, cancel, rethink, reschedule, and revise the way we’ve managed our group.

Rest assured, we will not resume our gatherings until there is certain safety for the group and the audiences who come to listen to us. This time away saddens us but is necessary for the welfare of all. We are doing all we can to maintain our skills and when appropriate, we will be back better and stronger than before.

Thank you all for your patience and understanding!



home-picThe Appleton MacDowell Male Chorus is a fellowship of dedicated amateurs who enjoy singing and whose primary purpose is the professional performance of male chorus music.  In addition, the chorus strives to encourage the support of worthy musical projects and concerts.




About the MacDowell Male Chorus – Appleton, Wisconsin

Founded in 1934, the Appleton MacDowell Male Chorus is one of the longest continuously running male choruses in the United States. The inspiration behind our name was the noted American composer, Edward MacDowell (1860-1908). We have performed more than 2400 times in more than 75 cities throughout the Midwest and Canada. The men have over 1000 works covering a wide range of musical styles in their repertoire, of which 25-30 are selected to perform each spring from memory. One weekend a month from October through April we give the church choirs a break and donate our talents to a variety of congregations throughout the Fox Valley. We average between 80-100 members; membership is open to all post-high school males who enjoy singing.

The MacDowell Male Chorus is incorporated as a 501,c{3} Non-Profit organization. It is governed by a board of directors consisting of 8 officers, elected by the membership at the annual business meeting in May.  READ MORE…


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