Tuesday, January 3, 2023 was a day of history as Governor Tony Evers and Lieutenant Governor-Elect Sara Rodriguez were sworn into office. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos delivered opening messages that celebrates the start of what would lead to the new session. However, what was particularly exciting about this event was the performance by MCC singers!
Choristers sang a total of 4 songs – “We Will” by Jim Papoulis, “Put a Little Love in your Heart” arranged by Cristi Cary Miller, “Kuwa Furaha” by Jim Papoulis, and “Amazing Grace” arranged by Rollo Dilworth.
“The day will be memorable for our singers. We were watching history in the making as [our singers] saw politicians speak about key topics in our future,” said MCC Artistic Director Rachel Maki. “Singing in the Capital is an experience in itself, but to sing for such a moment in our State will be something we can all be proud of.”
To view our singers’ performance during the Inauguration, visit YouTube. Don’t be shy to skip to the 7:45-minute mark. 😉
Evers went on to preview the next two years when he said the inaugural called for a party, but the real work was yet to come. “Wisconsin, we love you,” Evers declared. Let’s polka tonight and get to work tomorrow!”
While the MCC singers returned home to Milwaukee, guests went on to celebrate at the Inaugural Ball.
Check out more photos from the event. Big thanks to Kamilla Kasymova for the photography.