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The Madeleine Choir School is the only co-educational Roman Catholic choir school in the world.

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Collegium students volunteer at The Good Samaritan Program

This week our collegium students have been volunteering at The Good Samaritan Program. The students helped prepare sandwiches and snacks that will be used in the future. A few students also helped pass out lunches and hot chocolate at the visitor window. The Good Samaritan Program is open every day from 11am to 8pm. Thank you to Ms. Wealton and our parent volunteers for putting together this great excursion for the students.

St. Cecilia's Day Concert - Sunday 19 November

The Choir of the Cathedral of the Madeleine and the Choristers of The Madeleine Choir School are please to present the music of Maurice Duruflé and Randall Thompson.

Maurice Duruflé’s 1947 setting of the Requiem is derived from the very first musical source featuring these venerable prayers – the Gregorian Chant. Duruflé writes, “This Requiem is not an ethereal work which sings detached from worldly anxiety. It reflects, in the unchangeable form of the Christian prayer, the anguish of man facing the mystery of his last ending. It is often dramatic, or filled with resignation, or hope, or terror, like the same words of the scripture used in the liturgy. It tries to translate the human feeling in front of their terrifying, inexplicable or consoling destiny.”

Harvard University Professor Randall Thompson selected texts from the Prophet Isaiah to create a ‘sequence of sacred choruses for unaccompanied chorus’ first performed in 1936. The work derives its inspiration from the Quaker artist Edward Hicks’s painting of The Peaceable Kingdom, and the musical influences include the Italian late-Renaissance madrigal sequences and the early American “shaped note” singing tradition from such nineteenth century publications as the Sacred Harp. Thompson wove the selected texts together to express the conflict between good and evil and its final resolution.

MCS Choir 'Wows' NBA Crowd with Performance of the National Anthem

The Choristers of the Madeleine Choir School gave a brilliant performance of the National Anthem before the Utah Jazz tipped off against the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, October 30, 2017. The rendition also brought an international flare to the National Anthem with a German Conductor -- the Choir School's Director of Music, Melanie Malinka -- and an arrangement by the Cathedral of the Madeleine's Organist, Dr. Gabriele Terrone who hails from Italy. The Madeleine Choir School congratulates the Jazz on their 104-89 victory and wishes them well in their coming season. Please click the headline or photo for a link to video of the performance.

USC Study Shows that MCS is Leading the Way in Improving Perception, Language Skills, Math, Reading, Self Esteem, Memory and Attention

What schools will give your children the best opportunity to succeed in their high school, collegiate, professional careers and beyond? We would like to share some of the latest information from recent studies that show direct advantages to having your child "actively participate and engage" in music as a part of their educational experience. You may have heard of the "Mozart Effect" which says that listening to Mozart's music...

Admissions Tours: Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The Madeleine Choir School offers numerous opportunities for prospective students and parents to visit our campus and learn more about the Choir School's highly qualified faculty and the exceptional learning experiences they offer our students. Please join us, or invite a friend or family member who may be interested, Tuesday, November 7 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
Our Admission Tours are designed to show you how students at The Madeleine Choir School experience an unmatched start to life through our rigorous academics, unrivaled music education and well-balanced curriculum.
If these are not convenient times for you, then please contact Karla Padilla in our Office of Admissions ( or (801)323-9850 to schedule a private tour at another time.

The Choir School Partners with local Music Advocates at the Mundi Project

The Mundi Project devotes every effort to provide youth access to pianos, music education, and innovative performance opportunities. They believe that every child should have the chance to be part of music, and, of course, we completely agree.
TMP provided four pianos for The Madeleine Choir School last August and these instruments have been used frequently ever since. We would also like to express our deep appreciation to the individual donors of each piano, Mary Gardner, Dorothy Harries, Joy Kahder, and Steve & Janet Witt.
Pictured here are Melanie Malinka, MCS Director of Music; Hana Janatova, TMP Executive Director; Mary Ann Erickson, TMP Board Member and Piano Bank Chair; and Matt Robertson, MCS Music Instructor.

MCS Students Recognize Major Benefactor of the Choir School, Jane F. McCarthey

Each year The Madeleine Choir School honors Jane F. McCarthey, one of the school's major benefactors, by celebrating 'Crazy Hat Day' in her memory. Mrs. McCarthey was a great fan of fancy and elaborate hats. October 3 marks the anniversary of her death and all MCS students attend a requiem Mass for Mrs. McCarthey -- with hats removed, of course. Pictured here are a few of our students today in their 'crazy' hats in recognition of all that Mrs. McCarthey and the McCarthey Family Foundation have done for the Choir School.

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Rehearsal BOTH
Date: 12/16/2017, 10 AM 12:30 PM
The Third Sunday of Advent CE
Date: 12/17/2017
Choir Calendar Codes
Date: 12/18/2017
Christmas Carol Service ALL
Date: 12/18/2017, 7:30 PM
Progress Reports
Date: 12/19/2017

Spotlight Message


Our Holy Father Pope Francis has inaugurated a World Day of the Poor to occur every year on the Thirty-Third Sunday of the Liturgical Year. This year the date fell on Sunday 19 November, and the student leaders of our Student Council met to consider what our community’s response to the Holy Father’s invitation would be this year. As a community, we are launching an $8,000 campaign this week in response to Pope Francis, to provide support for three institutions:
1) Catholic Relief Services and their emergency responses in South Sudan and Central Africa
2) M-Lisada Organization – a school and orphanage located in the slums of Kampala, Uganda
3) Zarqa North Catholic School – our sister school in Jordan
Admission Tours

Spotlight Message

Thank you to all who support our music efforts as we approach the Christmas Season and throughout the entire year.  We are humbled by the demand for passes to our Christmas Carol Services.  We welcome all who did not receive passes to join us at 5:00 PM on December 24 for the Christmas Carol Service or come hear our choristers perform Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols at 12:15 PM on December 21 and December 22.  These three offering are first come, first served and NO PASSES are required.
Christmas Concerts and Performances


The Madeleine Choir School, a Roman Catholic School in the Cathedral tradition, inspires young people to become engaged scholars, effective communicators, dedicated liturgical musicians, and responsible world citizens who seek to build a civilization of justice, mercy and love.
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