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.
2014 Madrigal Spring Tour
|Feb 9||Community Baptist Church||Silver Lake||WI||9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m.||262-889-4013|
|Feb 9||Fellowship Baptist Church||Watertown||WI||6:00 p.m.||920-261-1004|
|Feb 23||First Calvary Baptist Church||Inver Grove Heights||MN||9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m.||651-451-6487|
|Feb 23||First Baptist Church||Rosemount||MN||6:00 p.m.||651-423-2271|
|Feb 24||Chisago Lakes Baptist School||Chisago City||MN||10:15 a.m.||651-257-4587|
|Feb 24||First Baptist Church||Hibbing||MN||7:00 p.m.||218-263-6672|
|Feb 25||Lake Region Christian School||Baxter||MN||1:00 p.m.||218-828-1226|
|Feb 25||First Baptist Church||Marshall||MN||7:00 p.m.||507-532-6919|
|Feb 26||Fourth Baptist Christian School||Plymouth||MN||1:45 p.m.||763-417-8240|
|Feb 26||Lighthouse Baptist Church||Cottage Grove||MN||6:45 p.m.||651-459-6974|
|Feb 27||Coon Rapids Christian School||Coon Rapids||MN||10:00 a.m.||763-755-1278|
|Feb 27||Fairmont Baptist Church||Fairmont||MN||6:30 p.m.||507-238-2790
|Feb 28||First Baptist Church||Blooming Prairie||MN||7:00 p.m.||507-583-2673|
|Mar 2||Tomah Baptist Church||Tomah||WI||9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.||608-372-2071|