JMU Madison Singers and Chorale

Fri, Oct 19 @ 8 pm

CONCERT HALL

JMU Madison Singers and Chorale

Fri, Oct 19 @ 8 pm

CONCERT HALL


PHOTO BY BOB ADAMEK

The Madison Singers is the advanced, auditioned choral chamber ensemble at JMU. Maintaining an active performance schedule both on- and off-campus, they have shared the stage with renowned jazz artist Bobby McFerrin, modernist string quartet ETHEL, Native American flutist Robert Mirabal, American storytelling icon Garrison Keillor, and Irish ensembles Danú and the Five Irish Tenors. A featured choir on the 2015 Josh Groban Concert Tour in Washington, D.C., The Madison Singers have also sung in master classes with noted choral ensembles, including Tenebrae, Chanticleer and The King’s Singers. The Madison Singers tour locally, regionally and internationally, including competing in the 2009 National Eisteddfod Choral Competition and appearing frequently at the Charleston Piccolo Spoleto Festival. Regionally, The Madison Singers are active “audible ambassadors” for JMU, performing in the Staunton Music Festival and in local schools and assisted living facilities. Deemed as one of its most meaningful concerts, The Madison Singers recently performed at the Augusta Correctional Center in Craigsville, Virginia.

Ranging from 60-80 voices, the JMU Chorale is an auditioned and highly select choir that performs repertoire from the Baroque to the contemporary era in both sacred and secular genres. The Chorale maintains an active performance schedule both on- and off-campus. Its feature programs include the JMU Pops! concert and Holidayfest; the choir frequently collaborates on projects with the JMU Symphony Orchestra.


HIGHLIGHTS


  • Belgium-based vocal group Vox Luminis will perform J.S. Bach's motets in a "heart-meltingly beautiful performance."



  • The Grammy and Emmy-winning Soweto Gospel Choir will sing, dance and drum to deliver a tour-de-force performance!



  • Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour presents Me...Jane, a musical based on the true story of chimpanzee expert Dr. Jane Goodall



  • Staunton dance devotee Pamela McCray wins 2018 Circle of Excellence Award


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