Madrigals: Padua’s Merry Music Makers
February 3, 2017
In addition to Chorus and Music ministry, Padua students have a fond liking of the Madrigals. However, the Madrigals are not an ordinary group of singers, but rather instead of singing modern songs with musical accompaniment, the Madrigals sing Medieval numbers a capella style. Mia C. ‘17 has been a part of Madrigals for two years and when asked about the group she said “I like to sing and the small group did not seem too intimidating to join… My favorite songs to sing are definitely ‘The Prayer of the Children’, ‘Carol of the Bells’, and ‘Wassail’”.
Along with performing often at Padua events such as prayer services and the annual Tree Trim assembly, Madrigals also perform at Salesianum Christmas Concert, the All State Catholic Choir Concert, and their own theater performance. “My favorite performance was definitely the Salesianum Christmas Concert in 2015. It was my first one and it was such a rewarding experience because of all the hard work we put into practicing”, says Mia. When asked about the work ethic and the most challenging part, Mia says “Learning the new songs is the most challenging part, getting all the notes down and working with the other people who share your part”.