An Evening of Madrigals

The McDaniel College Department of Music will present “An Evening of Madrigals,” Monday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. in (Little) Baker Chapel.  The Madrigal Singers, the premier vocal ensemble at McDaniel College, are under the guidance of Director of Choral Activities, Margaret Boudreaux.  The performance will be Boudreaux’s final McDaniel concert before retiring.

The concert promises to be a delightful evening highlighting a cappella singing, from Renaissance pieces to contemporary jazz vocal music and everything in between.  Audience participation will be highly encouraged throughout the performance.

Repertoire this semester includes “Pastime with Good Company” (Henry VIII), Now we are met (Anonymous), “Villagers All” (Dwight Bigler), “Change the, for lo She Changeth” (William Holborne), “Your Shining Eyes” (Thomas Bateson) “Though Philomela Lost her Love” (Thomas Morley, “Come Surrah Jack Ho” (Thomas Weelkes), “Bring Him Home” (Claude Michel-Schönberg & Alain Boublil, Arr. Steve Zegree), “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (Paul Simon, Arr. Audrey Snyder), “Imagine” (John Lennon, Arr. Roger Emerson), “Africa” (David Paich & Jeff Porcaro, Arr. Phillip Lawson), “Axel F” (Harold Faltermeyer, Arr. Deke Sharon), and “Barber of Seville Overture” (Gioacchino Rossini, Arr. Daryl Runswick).

This year’s Madrigal Singers are Lauren Bass, Nailah Calhoun, Nicholas Cloutier, Bryant Gutknecht, Elizabeth Hobbs, Rhema Jones, Julia Reznikov, Jen Willard, and Jewoine Wilson.

The Madrigal Singers are selected from the membership of the McDaniel College Choir.  They perform exclusively unaccompanied vocal music, primarily Renaissance Madrigals, but also including a wide variety of world music and vocal jazz. 

The concert is free and open to the public.  For more information, call 410-857-2599.

Monday, May 6 at 7:30pm

Baker Chapel

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