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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
Nicholas Moreno won the 2017 People's Choice Award for his age group at the Greater Avenues Street Fair People's Art Gallery. Nicholas won for his rendition of "Mask" using colored pastels and black paper. Congratulations Nicholas, and kudos to Ms. Mattes for inspiring all MCS students to express their creativity.