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Upcoming MCS Choir Performances and Services

The Chorister's of the Madeleine Choir School partner with several organizations each year, in addition to executing their own concert series and tour of an international or domestic destination. Last November the choir performed in several cities in Italy, including their last stop in Rome. More recently our choristers played key roles in the Utah Opera's production of The Little Prince with MCS Fifth Grader, Tai Fluchel, in the lead role, as well as three MCS choristers who played the roles of the Three Spirits in their production of The Magic Flute. We would like to share more of our performance events to come and invite you to join us.

A major part of the mission of The Madeleine Choir School is the choir's service to the Cathedral of the Madeleine. The coming days and weeks will bring several opportunities to hear the choir as they support the services presented by the Cathedral of the Madeleine leading up to and including Easter Sunday.
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Music Education and Brain Development

What effect does music training and education have on the brain? As you consider the best educational pathway for your children we highly recommend reading at least one or two of the nearly fifty articles that have been published over the last seventy years illustrating the positive impacts. Numerous studies provide overwhelming proof of enhanced cognitive development, higher information processing speed, academic growth, emotional intelligence, and brain plasticity, among many other benefits of music training and education. With special thanks to Timothy Lighthiser and Sujin Lee, we are able to provide this list of articles that have been published over this span of time dating back to 1945, including some as recently as 2016. Click the headline to view this list of articles and to learn more about why The Madeleine Choir School is the right choice for your child.
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MCS Inaugural High School Choral Festival

The Madeleine Choir School partnered with local high school choirs and other talented musicians in presenting the High School Choral Festival at the Cathedral of the Madeleine on Thursday, February 21, 2019. Accompanied by local orchestral musicians the Waterford School Troubadours, the Juan Diego Catholic High School Concert Choir, the Choral Scholars of the Choir of the Cathedral of the Madeleine, and the St. John Bosco Choir of the Madeleine Choir School joined by the Cathedral of the Madeleine Organist, Gabriele Terrone to present the music of Fauré, Todd, Aguiar, Durante, Aichinger, Duruflé, Szymko, Widor and Williams.
Solos were performed by Madeleine Klement, soprano; Emma Holmgren, alto; Owen Purcell, tenor; and Jossan Arano, bass.
This concert performance is the third presentation as part of the inaugural Cathedral Family Series Concerts which aim to introduce children to sacred choral music, to encourage all to raise their voices together in song, and to provide students in the Salt Lake community the opportunity to perform in the beautiful Cathedral of the Madeleine.
The fourth and final concert in this series at the Cathedral of the Madeleine will see the Choristers of the Madeleine Choir School join in performance with the Gift Music School Conservatory Orchestra at 7:00 PM on May 2, 2019, presenting the Poulenc's Litanies a la Vierge Noire and other selections. Please join us. No tickets are required for this event and seating is first come, first served.
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University of Utah Biochemist Compares Collaborative Research Environment to Choir

Claudio J. Villanueva, Ph. D. is working with his team to identify molecule that could ultimately be used to treat diabetes.
"As a scientist, inspiration can come from unexpected places. Hearing the Choristers of the Madeleine Choir School allows one to reflect on the importance of team work and dedication. I’ve been tremendously fortunate to have outstanding trainees in my lab who are making discoveries that I hope will impact patients with diabetes. The Choir is an example of how science can be inspired by the arts,"says Villanueva.
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MCS Performs on 11th International Tour & 6th Tour of Italy

Congratulations to the Cathedral Choir, featuring the Choristers of The Madeleine Choir School, on their successful performance tour to Italy, including concerts at Chiesa di San Gaetano in Florence, the Basilica de San Francesco in Assisi, Chiesa del Gesu in Rome, as well as Mass services in several other churches and Cathedrals throughout Italy -- and, of course, concluding the tour in St. Peter's Basilica.
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From the Oratory...

August 28th is a special day! It is a day that we honor two really great humans beings and two really great followers of Jesus of Nazareth.

Today Catholics throughout the world remember St. Augustine, a fourth century person who was desperately searching for happiness.
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2018 MCS Annual Gala Raises Over $265K for Tuition Assistance

The Madeleine Choir School Community came together to raise Tuition Assistance dollars on Saturday, May 5, 2018. In typical MCS fashion costumes reflecting the year's theme -- 007 -- were over the top (click headline to see more).The annual event which includes many facets leading up to the Live Auction grossed over $265K this year. The Choir School was able to award over $680K in tuition assistance this school year.
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2018 MCS Choir Tours

The Madeleine Choir School sent all four choirs on tour in April for the first time in the school's history. St. Gregory and St. Cecilia Choirs toured Chicago and South Bend, and St. Nicholas and St. Hildegard toured the Los Angeles area.
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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...
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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.
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