At the celebration of the school's twentieth anniversary on Saturday, November 12, Mr. Glenn and Principal Baillie presented The Madeleine Choir School's Legacy of Service Award to six key individuals, each of whom have served in different and crucial roles in the success of the Choir School.
The honorees included the school's first principal, Betsy Hunt; board members, Howie Lemcke and Sara Rich; legendary MCS eighth grade teacher, Kathy May; dedicated volunteer, Shirley Callanan (not pictured); and a key parent-organizer of the Choir School, Talitha Day.
Alumni, parents and teachers representing all eras of the Choir School's twenty-year history came together in celebrating this milestone built not only on faith, hope and love, but academic rigor paired with music excellence.
Dear Students and Friends,
On Tuesday of this week our nation took part in a great exercise of our democracy through the popular election of a president and members of congress for the coming respective terms. With the mandate of the people, a new president has been elected, members of congress re-elected or newly elected, prompting us to now pray that God will bless and endow our new President and other political leaders with wisdom, right judgment, careful discernment and a passion for justice and liberty for all people. We must pray that the President and Congressional leaders will be committed to advancing the common good for the people of this nation and the world, and dedicated to protecting the dignity of each and every human life, whether they are Jewish, Christian or Muslim, Caucasian, Hispanic or African American, refugee or...
We are very excited to celebrate a great milestone of twenty years at The Madeleine Choir School as we continue our restoration of Jacquelyn M. Erbin Hall. We welcome ALL who have been a part of our mission to inspire young people to become engaged scholars, responsible world citizens, and much more, to join us on our CELEBRATION WEEKEND November 11, 12 & 13.
MCS alums Marc Day and Jessica Beebe are performing Maximillian Steinberg’s Passion in Russia. The composition was recently discovered in New York after being hidden for over 50 years. The woman who discovered the hidden gems in the wake of her father's passing, gave the manuscripts to Steven Fox, Artistic Director and Conductor of The Clarion Choir. After the choir recorded the piece, the U.S. State Department sent the Choir to St. Petersburg and Moscow to perform it as a gift from the United States to Russia.
Congratulations to MCS Eighth Grader, Zosia Weglarz, as the recent recipient of two awards for her watercolor entry titled “Sunflowers” in the 2016 Greater Avenues Street Fair. Weglarz received the most votes in the People’s Choice Award category, and she was awarded the first place ribbon in the 10-14 year old category by the street fair “professional judges.”
“Zosia is that student who puts the most time and thought into her art projects,” says Choir School Art Teacher, Erin Mattes. “It is obvious that she wants to create meaningful pieces and each project is very special to her. I get so much satisfaction from seeing the creativity that the students bring to all the different projects we do at the Choir School, and I have certainly enjoyed watching Zosia express and develop her passion and talents as an artist. I was not surprised to hear that she won these awards.”
The Choir School celebrated its annual investiture of the Cathedral choristers and servers on Thursday, September 22, 2016. It was a beautiful Mass at which our 25 St. Cecilia choristers, 25 St. Gregory choristers and 9 liturgical servers committed one year of service to the Cathedral and received the vesture to their various roles.
We are pleased to announce that the Annual Superhero 5K will be held on Saturday, October 29 at Liberty Park. The one mile fun run will start at 8:30am and the 5K will kick off at 9:00am. Come rain, snow or shine – the Superheroes and Villains will race! A little bad weather won’t stop our fight for justice!