News and Announcements

MCS Presents Benjamin Britten's "A Ceremony of Carols" December 21 and 22

It's that time of year again! Please join us for Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols this Thursday and Friday -- December 21 and 22 -- at the Cathedral of the Madeleine. Each performance begins promptly at 12:15 PM and we recommend arriving by noon to secure seating as these performances are first come, first served.
These concerts are approximately 45 minutes in length, and were designed to give our community an opportunity to hear the choir perform within the span of a lunch break.
Please join us!!!
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2017-2018 Calendar for MCS

Listed here are several important dates for the coming 2017-2018 school year. Please click the headline or image to see a PDF of the entire MCS 2017-2018 Calendar.  You may also access this PDF via the 'PARENT' tab under 'Parent Forms and Information.'

2017-2018 Important Dates

First Day of Classes -Wednesday 30 August 2017
Lower School Grandparents Day PreK-Fourth Grade- Friday 6 October 2017
Upper School Grandparents Day Fifth-Eighth Grade- Friday 22 December 2017
Ash Wednesday- Wednesday 14 February 2018
Easter Sunday-Sunday 1 April 2018
Eighth Grade Graduation Day- Friday 1 June 2018
Pentecost Confirmation First Eucharist- Sunday 20 May 2018
Last Day of Classes-Friday 8 June 2018

Student Non-Attendance Days

Labor Day Holiday-Monday 4 September 2017
Fall Break-Thursday & Friday 19/20 October 2017
Teacher Work Day-Friday 3 November 2017
Professional Educator Day- Monday 6 November 2017
Thanksgiving Holiday- Wednesday 22-Friday 24 November 2017
Christmas Holiday- Monday 25 December 2017- Tuesday 2 January 2018
Martin Luther King Day- Monday 15 January 2018
Teacher Work Day-Monday 22 January 2018
President’s Day Holiday- Monday 19 February 2018
Diocesan Professional Educator Day- Friday 9 March 2018
Spring Break/Easter Break – Monday 2 April-Monday 9 April
Memorial Day Holiday-Monday 28 May 2018

Click the calendar icon image above to access the planning calendar and other important MCS Parent Forms.
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2017 Choir Camp

Our students are having a great time at Utah State University, participating in our annual Choir Camp festivities. The kids have had a busy week of activities and team building. Their week has consisted of rock climbing, water slides, and bowling to name a few! The kids also have been prepping for the upcoming concert season and school year. Not even a giant thunderstorm could stop our Choristers fun!

This is a great annual event, that takes many weeks of planning by our faculty and staff. Thank you to Melanie Malinka for always doing such a great job. We also would like to thank all of our parent volunteers, and high school chaperones for sacrificing their time and making this week so successful.
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Two Plus Two

We have only two openings remaining in Pre-Kindergarten and only two openings in the Kindergarten. Do you know a friend, colleague or neighbor whose children would thrive in our learning community? If so, please contact Karla Padilla in our Admissions Office at 801 323-9850 x103 or We would be happy to have them tour the school and learn more about the expanding opportunities for young people at the Choir School.
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MCS Alumni named Valedictorian at Judge Memorial Catholic High School for 3rd Consecutive Year

Congratulations to Victoria Stevens for being named the Valedictorian of the JMCHS Class of 2017 this year. This honor for Victoria marks the third consecutive year the honor has been bestowed upon an alum of the Choir School. We look forward to hearing more from Victoria as she charts her future with a gap year in Germany and plans to enroll at Yale University in the fall of 2018.

Joining Ms. Stevens as MCS alums and Honors Graduates from JMCHS were Seth Brown and Caroline Yannelli. Please click on the headline or photo to see a full list of honors received by MCS alumni at Judge Memorial this year.
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Congratulations MCS Class of 2017

Pictured here is the twenty-first alumni class at The Madeleine Choir School. At the Choir School, we call this day commencement, which means beginning. It seems like a strange word for something that feels more like an ending, but something needs to end in order for a new beginning to be possible. This new beginning is indeed exciting! We wish the graduating class well as they transition to high school and we thank them kindly for their fine leadership as students at MCS. These students have contributed greatly to The Madeleine Choir School and have been wonderful role models. Please join us in congratulating each member of the Class of 2017!
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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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