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||Contact|
|Sunday, February 11, 2018||Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Fellowship 10:30 a.m. AM Service 10:45 a.m.||Grace Baptist Church, Waukesha, WI||Mrs. Kris Richards|
|Sunday, February 11, 2018||5:00 p.m.||Calvary Baptist Church, Watertown, WI||Pastor Dean Kurtz|
|Sunday, February 25, 2018||Sunday School 9:30 a.m., AM Service 10:30 a.m.||Tri-City Baptist Church, Blue Springs, MO||Pastor Allen Probus|
|Sunday, February 25, 2018||Concert 6:00 p.m., Youth Rally 7:30 p.m.||Eagle Heights Baptist Church, Kansas City, MO||Mrs. Patricia Franseen|
|Monday, February 26, 2018||8:00 a.m.||Eagle Heights Christian School, Kansas City, MO||Mrs. Patricia Franseen|
|Monday, February 26, 2018||7:30 p.m.||Abilene Bible Baptist Church, Abilene, KS||Pastor Carson Johnson|
|Tuesday, February 27, 2018||8:00 a.m.||Abilene Baptist Academy, Abilene, KS||Pastor Carson Johnson|
|Tuesday, February 27, 2018||6:30 p.m.||Maranatha Baptist Church, St. Robert, MO||Pastor Jim Leslie|
|Wednesday, February 28, 2018||High School- 8:55 a.m., Early Elementary-10:00 a.m.||Maranatha Baptist Academy, St. Robert, MO||Pastor Jim Leslie|
|Wednesday, February 28, 2018||6:30 p.m.||Westwood Baptist Church, Poplar Bluff, MO||Pastor Dave Myers|
|Thursday, March 1, 2018||8:15 a.m.||Westwood Baptist Academy, Poplar Bluff, MO||Pastor Dave Myers|
|Thursday, March 1, 2018||7:00 p.m.||First Baptist Church, Palos Hills, IL||Pastor Randall Clark|
|Friday, March 2, 2018||10:30 a.m.||First Baptist Church, Palos Hills, IL||Pastor Randall Clark|
|Friday, March 2, 2018||7:00 p.m.||Heritage Baptist Church, Roscoe, IL||Pastor Dave Anderson|
|Sunday, March 4, 2018||Sunday School 9:30 a.m., AM Service 10:30 a.m.||Westside Baptist Church, Janesville, WI||Interim Pastor Larry Oats|