Wausau Lyric Choir

about wausau lyric choir

The Wausau Lutheran Choir was founded in 1972 by Lowell Larson as an adult vocal ensemble specializing in the performance of sacred music. Drawing on an enthusiastic membership from Lutheran congregations, the Choir quickly earned renown for excellent performances, especially in the music of F. Melius Christiansen. Under the leadership of Mr. Larson, the choir toured the upper Midwest, performing in Minnesota, Indiana, Iowa, and throughout Wisconsin. During this time, the Choir recorded seven albums for public distribution. Read more...

our mission

The Wausau Lyric Choir is an ecumenical community choir of adults dedicated to excellence in the performance of sacred choral music. Its mission is threefold: to achieve performances of high artistic merit; to exemplify the values expressed in the music; and to communicate these values to as large an audience as possible.

our staff

Carla Dul is the Artistic Director/Conductor of the Wausau Lyric Choir for the 2015-2016 Concert Season. She is currently the Vocal Music Director at Mosinee High School and has held this teaching position for 26 years. She is a member of the American Choral Director's Association, Wisconsin Music Educators Association (WMEA), National Association of Teachers of Singing as well as a former North Central President for WMEA. Ms. Dul is also a master adjudicator and clinician for solo ensemble and concert festivals for the Wisconsin State Music Association. Read more...


Ann Applegate
is an Artist/Instructor of Piano at the Wausau Conservatory of Music and is also on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County (UWMC). She performs in faculty recitals, guest performances, outreach performances in the public school system and performances on the Wisconsin Pubic Radio series “Live from the Elvehjem.” Recent performing highlights include two appearances at Carnegie Hall—One with the UWMC College Chorale and another with violinist R. Todd Ehle in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. Ms. Applegate has appeared as piano soloist with the Wausau Symphony and Band and has accompanied Wausau Pro Musica, UWMC College Chorale, and UWMC New Dimension. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance from Central Michigan University and a Master’s Degree in Piano Pedagogy from the University of Oregon in Eugene.