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Released 2009

Features the cycle for chorus and two harps by Canadian composer and University of Alberta professor emeritus, the late Malcolm Forsyth

The University of Alberta Madrigal Singers


Highlights from the 2016-17 season include the following events: 

  • On Friday, October 28, 2016 at 8 PM in Convocation Hall we present our Fall Concert. The program features works by Franz Schubert and Johannes Brahms, including Brahms’s compelling Neue Liebeslieder, with guest pianists Patrica Tao and Jacques Després. Admission is free.
  • On Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 3 PM in Robertson-Wesley United Church, the Madrigal Singers are once again singing as guests of the Alberta Baroque Ensemble in its annual Christmas Concert. The program will feature two ex-Madrigal Singers as soloists: Jolaine Kerley, soprano and Michael Kurschat, baritone, in Bach’s Christmas cantata Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, and the choir will also perform to works by Martini. Tickets available through the Alberta Baroque website.
  • Saturday, March 18, 2017 marks a very special occasion for the Madrigal Singers: their 30th Annual Dinner Concert and Auction! This event will be held at the U of A Faculty Club and will feature both solo and choral performances by members of the Madrigal Singers, as well as an auction in support of our touring and performance projects. Tickets will be available through choir members and through TIX on the Square.
  • On Sunday, April 7, 2017 Madrigal Singers and the U of A Concert Choir will join forces to perform works for chorus, organ and other instruments, including Leonard Bernstein’s beautiful Chichester Psalms. More information to be provided re: place and time.



The Madrigal Singers embarked on their first ever post-Christmas tour, traveling to Athens, Greece to participate in a choral festival conducted by well-known British conductor Simon Carrington (a founding member of The King’s Singers). 
  Madrigal Singers joined the Richard Eaton Singers under interim conductor Sara Brooks for an orchestral concert including Vivaldi Gloria and Schubert Mass in G.
  Madrigal Singers returned to perform with the Alberta Baroque Ensemble at its annual Christmas concert.
  Madrigal Singers joined the U of A Concert Choir and Symphony Orchestra for a concert celebrating the Centenary of the birth of Benjamin Britten. This concert also featured the premiere of two settings commissioned for the Madrigal Singers by Canadian composer Jeff Enns.
  Madrigal Singers returned to perform Handel’s Messiah with the Edmonton Symphony.
  Madrigal Singers traveled to Toronto to participate in University Voices, a project featuring 4 university choirs from Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta, under the Latvian guest conductor Kaspars Putninš.
  Madrigal Singers performed at Podium 2010, the conference of the Association of Canadian Choral conductors in Saskatoon, SK
  Madrigal Singers sang Handel’s Messiah as guests of the Edmonton Symphony
  Performance of Haydn's Die Schöpfung (The Creation)
  Release of Choir’s 5th CD Hesperides, with harpists
Nora Bumanis and Julia Shaw
  Performances with Alberta Baroque Ensemble at its annual Christmas concerts
  Tour of Ireland, including participation in Cork International Choral Competition (5th place finish)
  Performances of Handel’s Messiah with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
  National Choral Award in Recording category from Association of Canadian Choral Conductors for its CD The Passing of the Year (released in 2004)
  Invitation to perform at the National Convention of the American Choral Directors Association, Los Angeles

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