Geneva College

Madrigal Singers


madrigals.jpgThe Madrigal Singers were organized within The Genevans in approximately 1974, originally as a caroling group at Christmastime. Discovering the joys of vocal chamber music (which means one singer, or only a few, per part), the group branched out into madrigals, part‑songs, and other challenging choral music. Members of the group, always drawn from within The Genevans, have ranged from seven to sixteen, and are selected by audition. Some of their outstanding performances have included Clement Jannequin′s famous "Chanson des oiseaux" and the chamber cantata "Un soir de Neige," by Francis Poulenc.