The Madrigal Singers is an auditioned choral ensemble that performs a variety of chamber music and a cappella Renaissance and Elizabethan Madrigals, Motets, Chansons, and Anthems throughout the year. The singers will perform at community venues in the area, Danbury Music Centre concerts and perform a Madrigal dinner during the holiday season.
Madrigal singers will be asked at times to sing other vocal parts to round out the harmonies in a piece of music. Singers should have time to rehearse and practice on their own outside of scheduled rehearsals. Various help aids will be available through the director, however members are expected to be prepared prior to the weekly rehearsal.
The Madrigals rehearse on Thursday evenings at the Danbury Music Centre. Schedule for the new year to be posted soon!
Auditions will be held Monday, August 20th 7-8 pm and Tuesday, August 21, 7-8 pm,
both at the Danbury Music Centre – Marian Anderson Recital Hall.
Openings for sopranos, altos, tenors and basses. Please call the DMC for an appointment 203-748-1716.
Auditions are open to the public as well as to DMC members, ages 14 and up.
Singers are asked to bring a solo piece of music sung in your range (Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Bass/Baritone) that shows your vocal range, voice quality and expression and be prepared to sing 16 measures (no pop music please!) For example, you could sing the Star Spangled Banner or a folk song
Rehearsal Schedule here
$75.00 for non-DMC Members
$30.00 for DMC members at the ensemble level of $150 or higher
Payable by check to the Danbury Music Centre or pay online below:
Joyce Flanagan, Madrigal Singers Director
Joyce was the Choral Director and Chairperson of the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Ridgefield High School where she taught for 35 years. Though retired, her love of making music is undiminished.
She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education, a Masters of Science in Music Education and a Masters in Administration and Supervision.
In her thirty-five years there she conducted the RHS Concert Choir and Madrigal Singers, advised a cappella ensembles, and directed the annual spring musical and many Madrigal Renaissance dinners. During her tenure at Ridgefield High School her choirs sang at Carnegie Hall, and performed on tour in Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Austria, Germany and Canada.
Joyce is on the Board of Directors of the Danbury Music Centre and is the librarian for the DSO and DCO orchestras.