Motor City Choral Invitational Festival

Madrigal Chorale was saddened to cancel the remainder of our 2019-2021 spring season due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This included cancellation of the first Motor City Choral Invitational Festival. The unique one-day event invited choirs in the metropolitan Detroit area to celebrate choral singing and enjoy the opportunity to hear other choirs perform. It also was designed to further promote choral singing of all kinds. Participating choirs were to spend part of the day working with Dr. David Rayl from Michigan State University to enhance their knowledge of choral performance and then each choir was scheduled to perform individually. The finale of the event was to be a group performance in one glorious mass choir.

The event was designed to include our 2020 high school scholarship winners: Detroit School of the Arts and Ann Arbor Pioneer. They were scheduled to have clinic time with Dr. Rayl, Dr. Ulrich, and Associate Director, Betsy Marsh. They were also scheduled to perform their chosen selections and then come together to sing en masse with the adult combined choir.

Madrigal Chorale combined the adult choir gathering with the high school scholarship winners with the vision that high school musicians will interact with the adult choirs and be impacted in a long lasting and meaningful way by the beautiful music, mentoring, and camaraderie. Especially for high school students in our area who lack sufficient positive role models in their lives, we believe this event can have a life-long impact on the choices they make in their future. As always, Madrigal Chorale strives to make beautiful music and also have a beautiful impact on our community.

Madrigal Chorale will reschedule the Motor City Choral Invitational Festival during our next season as soon as health experts deem it safe to sing together again. If your choir is interested in participating, please click on the registration form tab or email us at:

We all miss singing together and look forward to the opportunity to collaborate with fellow musicians.