Canticum Novum: Sing a New Song!

On February 10th we presented music that has been given a new lease on life, several settings of the traditional Cantate Domino text, and the stunningly beautiful new Sunrise Mass by Ola Gjeilo for chorus and strings. The Martini Magnificat of 1735 was one of the works our Artistic Director, Dr. Brandon Ulrich uncovered in his Doctoral research, and has not been performed since the 18th century. This stunning example of Baroque music features the Madrigal Chorale along with a string orchestra. The concert will end with the young composer Ryan Murphy's A Lullaby. Murphy was himself a student at Sandy Hook elementary, and his A Lullaby, which also combines choir with strings, is heart wrenching.

If you haven't seen us perform before, here is a little sample of our music.


Videos from our 2018 Holiday Concert are now available on our YouTube channel.

Madrigal Chorale This Christmastide

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(Photo by Norman Gilmore)

Under the direction of Dr. Brandon Ulrich, Madrigal Chorale (MC) has a rich history of choral performance and community service that dates back to the beginning of the 20th century. MC is comprised of over 40 men and women who share an unequaled commitment to excellence in vocal music performance.

“It is our mission to promote the appreciation and enjoyment of choral music through commitment to excellence in performance and to enrich the community through outreach programs.”

Please listen to some samples of our singing.

We appreciate your interest in MC. Please spend time on our website to learn more about us –and we hope to see you at our next concert!


This activity is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.