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Under the direction of Dr. David Brown, the Madrigal 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 other year that includes spring break, enabling travel to more distant states. The choir also performs locally, on-campus, and for regional conferences.

Madrigal is the oldest performing group on campus, founded by Mrs. Cedarholm in 1968 with 17 members and 37 bells. The leadership passed to Dr. Monty Budahl for 30 years, during which time the group grew to include at least 45 singers and five octaves of handbells.

The Madrigal Choir seeks to minister for the Lord in the spiritual relationships of the choir members, university family, community, and church constituency in an honorable and edifying manner that is enriching and deepening, clear, and beautiful. Open auditions are held at the beginning of each fall semester.

Madrigal recordings include When We All See Jesus, There is a Fountain, and their most recent title, Not My Own.

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2020 Spring Itinerary

Event Date TextEvent TimeChurch/School
Sunday, February 16, 20209:30 a.m. Sunday School
10:30 a.m. service
1:15 service
Avoca Bible Church,
Avoca, WI
Sunday February 16,20206:00 p.m.Greendale Baptist Church
Greendale, WI
Sunday, March 1, 20209:30 a.m. Sunday School
10:45 a.m. service
Woodcrest Baptist Church
Minneapolis, MN
Sunday, March 1, 20206:00 p.m.First Baptist Church, St Francis, MN
Monday, March 2, 20208:15 a.m. chapelSt Francis Christian School
St Francis, MN
Monday, March 2, 20206:30 p.m.Sunrise Bible Church
North Branch, MN
Tuesday,March 3,202010:30 a.m. ChapelWoodcrest Baptist Academy
Minneapolis, MN
Tuesday, March 3, 20207:00 p.m.Cornerstone Baptist Church
Wilmar, MN
Wednesday, March 4, 20207:00 p.m.Brookdale Baptist Church
Moorhead, MN
Thursday March 5, 20202:00 p.m.ChapelGrace Baptist
Mankato, MN
Thursday, March 5, 20207:00 p.m.Faith Baptist Church
Albert Lea, MN
Friday, March 6, 202011:00 a.m. ConcertOwatonna Christian School
Owatonna, MN
Friday, March 6, 20206:30 p.m.Lakeside Baptist Church
Backus, MN
Sunday, March 8, 20209:30 a.m. Sunday School
10:45 a.m. service
Temple Baptist Church
Lacrosse, WI