Art Song Project

MPAC’s Programs

Art songs are poetry set to music. They come from different eras, countries, and languages, and comprise a world of song.  The Art Song Project is an ongoing exploration of this world: singers hunt for, prepare, and share with the group the songs they find. It’s like a book club for singers.

Singers are encouraged to follow the theme for each program, but are welcome to come and sing any art song they may enjoy. 

Guest audience members are welcome at our performances.

Performances and Rehearsals in March & April of 2023 begin at 6:30pm.

Performance and Rehearsal* Dates are as follows:

  • October 4*, 2022 – Colors
  • November 15* & 22, 2022 – Colors / Age and Wisdom                                                                         
  • March 7* & 14, 2023 – Flirtation and Misbehavior
  • April 4* & 11, 2023 – Flowers, Birds
  • May 2, 2023 – Liederstube – Ensemble Party. All our favorite art songs sung as a group.

* These dates are rehearsals; other dates are performances.

There is a fee to participate as a vocalist; it is paid to our pianist

There is no fee to attend as an audience member.

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Art Song Project


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Contact Information


Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center
415 N Church St.
Rockford, IL 61103-6810

Phone 815.964.9713


Office Hours are 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday – Friday (closed holidays) and by appointment only.

Please call to make an appointment.