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The Madrigal Choir says goodbye

La Chorale Madrigal Choir had its beginnings nearly 40 years ago with a Christmas concert under the direction of Janice Gray. Thereafter, the choir expanded to two concerts a year, plus concerts and services in the United States, Germany, and within Quebec.

Throughout the years, the choir has had many additions and regretfully many losses to our valued membership. Under the direction of such directors as Karl Heinz-Pees, Scott Auchinlach, George Rice (Ireland), Karl Heinz-Pees (once again), George Schnob (Plattsburgh), Wanda Haby (Plattsburgh), Sophie Bjerke, and Nancy Campbell, the choir expanded its musical horizons to perform music from the classical, Broadway, the madrigals, sacred songs, and folk songs from around the world. The choir performed in several languages, including English, French, Spanish, Latin, and Mandarin, and one piece that sounded like Balanese gongs. The Madrigal Choir thanks its directors for their leadership, patience, skill, enthusiasm, and most of all for their love of choral singing and sharing that love with us.

It is with great sadness and regret that due to the times and circumstances the choir must disband and say goodbye. The members thank their audience, sponsors, and the friends of Madrigal throughout the years for their wonderful support of the choir’s musical journey and for their interest. Choir members will miss all the great times together, singing for and with their many audiences.

Karen D’Aoust
La Chorale Madrigal Choir

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