Under the direction of Dr. Dave Brown, the Madrigal and Handbell Choir performs a wide assortment of sacred music including psalms, hymns, spiritual songs, classic works and spirituals. The choir sings a cappella, or with handbells, wind instruments, strings, or piano.
The choir normally tours for one week each year. The group takes an extended tour every three years that includes spring break, enabling travel to more distant states. The choir also performs locally, on campus, and for regional conferences.
This is the oldest performing group on campus, founded in 1968 with 17 members and 37 bells. It now tours with 49 singers and five octaves of handbells, each member receiving one or two handbells.
The Madrigal and Handbell Choir seeks to minister for the Lord to the spiritual relationships of the choir members, college family, community, and church constituency in an honorable and edifying manner that is enriching and deepening, clear and beautiful. Entrance is by audition only. Open auditions are held at the beginning of each fall semester.
2015 Madrigal Spring Tour
|Event Date||Event||Time||Church/School||Address||City||State||Church Phone||Pastor/Administrator|
|22-Feb-15||Sunday School; Morning Service||9:30 AM; 10:30 AM||Faith Baptist Church||Crosby Elementary School, Door #7, 401 Hereley Drive||Harvard||IL||815-943-8058||Pastor David Neal|
|22-Feb-15||Evening Service||6:00 PM||Kettle Moraine Baptist Church||505 South Wisconsin Street||Whitewater||WI||262-473-2224||Pastor Thomas Fuller|
|18-Mar-15||Evening Service||6:30 PM||Maranatha Baptist Church||200 Acorn Drive||St. Robert||MO||573-336-5972||Pastor Keith Carnahan|
|19-Mar-15||Evening Service||7:00 PM||Calvary Baptist Church||1636 East Patriot Avenue||Derby||KS||316-788-0864||Pastor Rob Fuller|
|20-Mar-15||Afternoon Chapel||2:15 PM||Abilene Baptist Academy||409 North Van Buren Street||Abilene||KS||785-263-1032||Mr. Jack Herbert|
|20-Mar-15||Evening Service||7:00 PM||Bible Baptist Church||409 North Van Buren Street||Abilene||KS||785-263-1032||Pastor Carson Johnson|
|21-Mar-15||Evening Activity and Service||TBD||Tri- City Baptist Church||6953 West 92nd Lane||Westminster||CO||303-424-2287||Dr. William J Senn, III|
|22-Mar-15||Bible Study Hour; Morning Service||9:00 AM; 10:30 AM||Tri- City Baptist Church||6953 West 92nd Lane||Westminster||CO||303-424-2287||Dr. William J Senn, III|
|22-Mar-15||Evening Service||6:30 PM||Pear Park Baptist Church||3102 East Road||Grand Junction||CO||970-434-4113||Pastor Randy David|
|23-Mar-15||Morning Chapel||8:15 AM||Pear Park Baptist School||3102 East Road||Grand Junction||CO||970-434-4113||Pastor Randy David|
|23-Mar-15||Evening Service||7:00 PM||Homestead Baptist Church||5907 Syracuse Road||Cheyenne||WY||307-632-6684||Pastor Randy Gregory|
|24-Mar-15||Morning Chapel||11:10 AM||Faith Baptist School||833 15th Avenue||Longmont||CO||303-776-5677||Mr. Jared Gunderson|
|24-Mar-15||Evening Service||7:00 PM||Westside Baptist Church||6260 West Fourth Street||Greeley||CO||970-346-8610||Pastor Dan Unruh|
|25-Mar-15||Morning Chapel||10:15 AM||Front Range Baptist Academy||625 East Harmony Road||Fort Collins||CO||970-223-5757||Mr. Tim Boggs|
|25-Mar-15||Evening Service||7:00 PM||Front Range Baptist Church||625 East Harmony Road||Fort Collins||CO||970-223-5757||Dr. Jeff Redlin|
|26-Mar-15||Evening Service||6:30 PM||Community Bible Church||401 East Park Avenue||Norfolk||NE||402-371-5000||Pastor Arin Hess|
|27-Mar-15||Open Date for Chapel||Open Date|
|27-Mar-15||Evening Service||7:00 PM||Westwood Heights Baptist Church||3343 Pedersen Drive||Omaha||NE||402-333-8689||Pastor Ken Largent|
|29-Mar-15||Sunday School; Morning Service||9:30 AM; 10:30 AM||Heritage Baptist Church||12848 Willowbrook Road||Roscoe||IL||815-389-2290||Pastor Dave Anderson|