Dear Friends of Madrigal Chorale.

The only thing that surpasses our love for making music is the value we place on the health and well-being of our friends, patrons, and members.

With that in mind, we are actively monitoring the spread of Covid19 coronavirus, and adhering to guidelines from the experts at the CDC, as well as governmental edicts.

As of March 13, 2020, we have postponed one event: The Motor City Choral Invitational Concert that was originally scheduled for March 28, 2020.

That event will be rescheduled to a date later this season when deemed appropriate according to public health guidelines.

Please watch this page for further updates.

Sincerely,

Rick Blauvelt ~ President, Madrigal Chorale

Motor City Choral Invitational Festival

Madrigal Chorale is excited to announce our first Motor City Choral Invitational and Concert on Saturday, March 28. For the first time, adult and youth choirs will be gathering together to improve our artistry and to celebrate choral singing. Participating choirs will be taught by Dr. David Rayl, Director of Choral Activities at Michigan State University, and will perform a concert open to the public. Significantly, the invitational and concert will include the 2020 winners of Madrigal Chorale's Annual Scholarship Competition for high school students: Ann Arbor Pioneer A Capella Choir and Detroit School of the Arts Choir. Combining the adult choirs with our high school scholarship winners is one of the ways Madrigal Chorale continues to mentor the younger generation and have a beautiful impact on our community.

Please join and support Madrigal Chorale, as well as all of the participating choirs, on Saturday, March 28 at 3:30 p.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church of Rochester (620 Romeo Road, Rochester, MI). There is no charge for the concert. We simply ask that you open your hearts with a donation during the freewill offering so Madrigal Chorale can continue our mission of giving back to the community.

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.

Participating choirs include: Madrigal Chorale, Ann Arbor Pioneer A Capella Choir, Detroit School of the Arts Concert Choir, Cantata Academy, St. Paul’s UMC Choir, Symphonia Chorale

Madrigal Chorale High School Scholarship

Over the past 24 years, Madrigal Chorale has proudly awarded nearly $70,000 of scholarship monies to aspiring and talented young vocalists in the Southeast Michigan area. This upcoming season, Madrigal Chorale continues its commitment to vocal music by inviting high school choirs to compete for awards and to participate in a unique Choral Invitational Festival on Saturday, March 28, 2020 (see below). In 2020, Madrigal Chorale’s competition will strive to reach as many potential applicants as possible with the following changes:

  • We will expand to 6 counties: Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, Washtenaw, Livingston, and St. Clair
  • We will open the Competition to all schools
  • The scholarships will be tiered as follows:
  • 1 - $1,000 scholarship for Class AA/A
  • 1 - $1,000 scholarship for Class B
  • 1 - $1,000 scholarship for Class C/D

Eligible groups must submit their application and recording for judging by January 11, 2020. Finalists will be notified by February 1, 2019 regarding their participation in the festival. Please note that participation in the March 28 event is required in order to receive any award.

Complete details and an application form are attached.