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.
Marigal recordings include When We All See Jesus, There is a Fountain, and their most recent title, Not My Own.
2019 Spring Tour - March 13-24
2018 Spring Itinerary
|Event Date Text||Event Time||Church/School|
|Sunday, February 17, 2019||Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Morning Service 10:45 a.m.||Maranatha Baptist Church, Grayslake, IL|
|Sunday, February 17, 2019||6:00 p.m.||Greendale Baptist Church, Greendale, WI|
|Wednesday, March 13, 2019||6:30 p.m.||Emmanuel Baptist Church, Hebron, IN|
|Thursday, March 14, 2019||Open||School Open|
|Thursday, March 14, 2019||Open||Church Open|
|Friday, March 15, 2019||Open||School Open|
|Friday, March 15, 2019||7:00 p.m.||First Baptist Church, Roullette, PA|
|Sunday, March 17, 2019||TBD||Pending|
|Sunday, March 17, 2019||6:00 p.m.||Emmanuel Baptist Church, Mechanicsburg PA|
|Monday, March 18, 2019||9:00 a.m.||Heritage Christian Academy, Mechanicsburg, PA|
|Monday, March 18, 2019||7:00 p.m.||Calvary Baptist Church, Bloomsburg, PA|
|Tuesday, March 19, 2019||10:00 a.m.||Bloomsburg Christian School, Bloomsburg, PA|
|Tuesday, March 19, 2019||7:00 p.m.||Bible Baptist Church, New Bloomfield, PA|
|Wednesday, March 20, 2019||1:15 p.m.||Harford Christian School, Darlington, MD|
|Wednesday, March 20, 2019||7:15 p.m.||Valley Forge Baptist Temple, Collegeville, PA|
|Thursday, March 21, 2019||10:40 a.m.||Upper Bucks Christian School, Sellersville, PA|
|Thursday, March 21, 2019||7:00 p.m.||Valley View Baptist Church, Northampton, PA|
|Friday, March 22, 2019||Open||School Open|
|Friday, March 22, 2019||Open||Church Open|
|Sunday, March 24, 2019||Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Morning Service 10:45 a.m.||Colonial Hills Baptist Church, Indianapolis, IN|