News and Announcements

The Choir School mourns Founding Bishop George H. Niederauer

The Choir School community was saddened to learn of the death of Archbishop George H. Niederauer on Tuesday 2 May in San Rafael, California. Archbishop Niederauer was the Eighth Bishop of Salt Lake City, serving in Utah from 1995 - 2005, and the Eighth Metropolitan Archbishop of San Francisco serving in this post from February of 2006 until his retirement in 2012. The Archbishop was the founding bishop of the Choir School, who after carefully reviewing the feasibility study prepared by a committee, approved the opening of the new school on 21 May 1996. The Choir School opened its doors to over 100 students on 26 August 1996. Drawing upon friends in his native Los Angeles, the Archbishop also provided the school with start-up funding, and later secured a $1 Million gift toward the purchase of the school’s new campus in 2002.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday 12 May in the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco. A Requiem Mass will be offered by Bishop Solis in the Cathedral of the Madeleine on Monday 15 May at 5:15 PM.
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The MCS Annual Gala planning is well under way again this year! NOW is the time to sponsor a table/purchase admission, and buy your Golden Ticket! Click on our "Studio 54" gala logo for options to support this very important event for the mission of the Choir School! This event helps the Choir School keep tuition affordable, fund the school’s ever-growing tuition assistance program, and will allow the school to continue to offer its exceptional music program to the community through its free concert series.
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The Choir of the Cathedral of the Madeleine/Choristers of the Madeleine Choir School Twentieth Anniversary International Performance Tour

Sunday 23 April 1030 AM Solemn Mass Westminster Cathedral London
Monday 24 April 500 PM Evensong St. Paul’s Cathedral London
Tuesday 25 April 100 PM Concert in Ely Cathedral
Tuesday 25 April 530 PM Sung Eucharist in Kings College Chapel, Cambridge together with the Kings College Men
Wednesday 26 April 730 PM Joint Concert with the London Oratory Schola St. James Church Sussex Gardens
Friday 28 April 400 PM Concert in Église de la Madeleine, Paris
Saturday 29 April 630 PM Mass Cathedral Notre Dame de Paris
Sunday 30 April 400 PM Concert Église Saint-Roch
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Please join us on May 16, 2017 for our next Student Admissions 'Drop-In' Tours

The Madeleine Choir School offers numerous opportunities for prospective parents to visit our campus and learn more about the Choir School's distinctive environment and hospitable community. 'Drop in' Tuesday, May 16 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
These events 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.
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Erbin Hall Dedication

At long last the renovation of Jacquelyn M. Erbin Hall was completed yesterday, March 20, 2017, as faculty and students resumed classes in their new classrooms after the reprieve of Spring Break. We were honored to have Bishop Solis dedicate and bless the building, following a celebration of Mass of the Solemnity of St. Joseph at the Cathedral. The celebration also included the recognition of three key individuals who worked tirelessly to complete this very complex, historic restoration. The St. Cecilia Award was bestowed upon the project architect Brian McCarthy, and Ryan Hales and Tim Duke, our project managers with Okland Construction. Their hard work and dedication -- combined with the kindness and generosity of many donors, including our lead donors: The Emma Eccles Jones Foundation and The ALSAM Foundation -- were crucial to its completion. The Madeleine Choir School wishes to extend its sincerest gratitude to the many, many people who supported this effort over the past decade and a half, as the completion of this renovation will enable the Choir School to continue its mission to inspire 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. Click the headline or photo to see more photos of this joyous day.
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Presenting King's College Choir -- March 29 & 30

The Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University and The Cathedral of the Madeleine Choir School present The Choir of King’s College Cambridge.

Wednesday 29 March 2017 8:00 PM
St. Thomas Aquinas Church
725 South 250 East
Hyde Park, Utah

Thursday 30 March 2017 7:30 PM
The Cathedral of the Madeleine
331 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah

The concert performances are made possible by a generous grant from Zions Bank, and the kind support of the Little America Hotel and the Grand America Hotel.

Click the headline or image for details on concert passes.
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Our Catholic Bishops Respond to Recent Executive Orders

Click on the image to the left or the headline above to access links to:
• A Statement by the Catholic Bishops of the United States
• A Statement by Cardinal Cupich, the Archbishop of Chicago
• A Statement by Cardinal Tobin, the Archbishop of Newark
• Ways to take action together with the United States Bishops
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You shall not oppress or afflict a resident alien,
for you were once aliens residing in the land of Egypt.
You shall not wrong any widow or orphan.
If ever you wrong them and they cry out to me,
I will surely listen to their cry.

Exodus 22:20-22

When I was a stranger, you welcomed me.
Jesus of Nazareth

Let us pray.

Lord God,

to whom no one is a stranger

and from whose loving care none is ever distant,

look with compassion on refugees and exiles,

on displaced persons and abandoned children.

Render justice to the oppressed

and rouse us to do what is right,
that our society may be cleansed and made new.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God for ever and ever. Amen.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of the Americas, pray for us.

St. Frances Cabrini, patron of migrants, pray for us.

St. Mary Magdalene, loyal companion at the Cross, pray for us.
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Celebrating Diversity and Civil Rights for All

We welcome and encourage you and your families to participate the local events commemorating the 23rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. In celebrating diversity at The Madeleine Choir School, and in our broader communities, we are providing a few links to activities in which you and your family might consider participating from Ogden to Orem. Click the headline or image to access the links and other detailed information.
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MCS Honors Six with Legacy of Service Award at Twentieth Anniversary Celebration

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.
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