Welcome to Grace Presents

Free, Monthly Concerts on the Capitol Square


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Saturday, June 10 – noon

Described as “exceptionally musical”, the duo is committed to altering the standard repertoire. Car-Lee duo has appeared in numerous events from the DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging) Festival at the University of Wisconsin – Madison where Lee is the Founder and Executive Artistic Director and Carlee is the Managing Director. The DEIB festival is committed to celebrating marginalized artists through a series of events, performances, and community outreach focusing on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. https://www.deibfestival.com/

Enthusiastic about community engagement and arts outreach and dedicated to promoting the works of underrepresented and historically and systemically marginalized composers, Ben Carlee and Lina Lee will feature the works of: Delgado, Still, Sosa, Valadez, Chen Yi, Zyman and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. The duo will provide a brief introduction to each piece prior to its performance.

Support Grace Presents today! Click here to make a tax-deductible donation.


Spring 2023 concert dates are now available! Visit the calendar page for details on upcoming concerts and links to recordings of past concerts. 

We’ve been active throughout the pandemic! Please visit the Grace Presents YouTube channel. where you’ll find our collection of HD virtual concerts, offered monthly since June 2020. Check our calendar or visit our Facebook page for news of upcoming concerts!


GRACE PRESENTS is a free monthly concert series that takes place in the historic Grace Episcopal Church on Madison’s Capitol Square. All concerts are at noon on Saturdays.

We feature a diverse range of music, including everything from classical and folk to jazz and bluegrass. Our performers include nationally-recognized musicians and exceptional young talent from Madison and beyond. At Grace Presents you can hear a critically acclaimed jazz pianist one month and a performance of early music by a talented group of students the next.

All GRACE PRESENTS concerts are free and open to all, but good-will offerings are gladly accepted, and form an important part of the program’s continued presence at the heart of downtown Madison.  Click here to support Grace Presents with a donation today.

Previous Concerts

Madison Savoyards – May 27, 2023 – 12pm

James Waldo – Solo Cello – April 29, 2023 – 12pm

Paran amirinazari and Eric Tran – Feb 4, 2023 -12pm

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UW Russian Folk Orchestra – December 17, 2022 – 12pm


Underground Chamber Collective – November 19, 2022 – 12pm

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Gate Check Jazz Quartet – October 15, 2022 – 12pm

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Organist Mark Brampton Smith – September 17, 2022 – 12pmmark-brampton-smith-at-organ-color


Suono Duo – August 13, 2022 – 12pm

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Ritt and Wilder Deitz – July 30, 12pm


Charanga Agoza – July 16, 12pm

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Mt Zion Gospel Choir – May 28, 12pm


Iva Ugrcic and Satoko Hayami – April 2, 2022 – 12pm

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A.W.Duo – March 12, 2022 – 12pm

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Ensemble Tres Arci (string trio)  – February 26, 2022 -12pm 

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UW Russian Folk Orchestra – Dec 18, 2021 – 12pm

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The Madison Jazz Orchestra – November 20 – 12pm

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Johannes Wallmann Quintet – October 16 – 12pm

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Taylor Ackley and the Deep Roots Ensemble – September 25 – 12pm

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Common Chord – August 21 – 12pm

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Pecatonica String Quartet – June 24 – 12pm

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Shawndell Marks & Brady Bachmann – May 22, 2021 – 12pm

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Harmonious Wail – April 24, 2021 – 12pm

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“A Patient Enduring” – March 27, 2021 – 12pm

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Angela Puerta with Willie Gracia – February 13, 2021 – 12pm

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Russian Folk Orchestra – December 5, 2020 – 12pm

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Tenor DaSean Stokes and Friends – November 21 – 12pm

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Caravan – October 24th – 12pm

Eric De Los Santos, Marimba – September 19th – 12pm

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Willy Street Chamber Players – August 22nd – 12pm

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Organist Mark Brampton Smith and Violinist Carol Carlson – July 25th, 12pm

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Cellist Cole Randolph – June 27, 12pm

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The Perlman Trio

Chris Rottmayer Jazz Trio – February 17, 12-1PM


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Winter Strings Chamber Music – January 25, 12-1PM


UW-Madison Russian Folk Orchestra – December 14, 12-1PM


Pianist and Composer Brianna Ware and Friends – November 16. 12-1PM


The Honey Pies – Saturday, October 26. 12-1PM


Soprano Sarah Brailey and the UW Cello Ensemble – Saturday, September 21. 12-1PM

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Madison Area Youth Chamber Orchestra –  Saturday, August 3. 12-1PM

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Mal-O-Dua –  Saturday, July 13. 12-1PM

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ANCORA STRING QUARTET – Saturday, June 15. 12-1PM


MT ZION GOSPEL CHOIR – Saturday, May 11. 12-1PM


Angela Puerta – Saturday, April 13. 12-1PM

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Mark Brampton Smith – Saturday, March 30, 2019 – 12-1PM

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UW-Stout Choirs – March 24, 2019

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Ritt and Wilder Deitz – February 23, 2019

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UW Russian Folk Orchestra – December 15, 2018

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Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble – Saturday, November 17, 2018

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No Name String Band – Saturday, October 20th, 2018

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Tales of the African Banjo – Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The Guild Hall was packed for our first ever cultural presentation. The African, Caribbean, and American roots of the banjo were shared in a presentation by Grace Presents Program Coordinator James Waldo in conjunction with our 9.15 and 10.20 concerts. photo: Kenn JeSchonek

Tani Diakite and the Afrofunkstars – Saturday, September 15, 2018

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Richard Hildner and Louka Patenaude – Eclectic Guitar Duos –  Saturday, August 18, 2018


Brigham Young University-Idaho Orchestra – Friday, August 3, 2018


Tony Barba Jazz Trio – July 14, 2018

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Yid Vicious Klezmer Ensemble – June 16, 2018


WYSO Music Makers – May 12, 2018


Kellogg Community College Choir – May 17, 2018


Jackson Borges, organist – April 20, 2018


West Wind, Irish Traditional Music – March 17, 2018


Tangled Up In Blue – February 17, 2018


Vis-a-vis, viola and piano duo – January 13, 2018


The UW Russian Folk Orchestra – December 16, 2017
Echelon String Quartet – November 18, 2017
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