Mars Hill University will host the Madison Singers of James Madison University for a special concert in Broyhill Chapel, on Friday, May 23 at 7:30 pm. The concert is free and open to the public and will be part of Mars Hill’s University Lecture Series.
The Madison Singers are members of the select, advanced auditioned choral chamber ensemble at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. Maintaining an active performance schedule both on and off campus, The Madison Singers explore, prepare and present advanced choral repertoire that is expressive of the diversity of the human spirit throughout both music history and world cultures.
The Madison Singers have shared the stage with renowned artists, including jazz vocal artist Bobby McFerrin, contemporary string quartet ETHEL, and Robert Mirabel, Native American flutist, singer and social activist.
The Madison Singers have toured locally, regionally and internationally. They have collaborated with the Czech National Orchestra in Prague of 2006, and competed in the 2009 National Eisteddfod of Wales, earning a 3rd place in the Chamber Choirs category. Regionally, The Madison Singers have been featured artists and choir in residence in the Staunton Music Festival, as well as performing hundreds of master classes and recruiting visits for area high schools.
The Madison Singers Spring Tour 2014 is entitled “Vidi Aquam – Living Waters” and will feature the contemporary music of Eric Whitacre, Michael McCarthy, Michael John Trotta, Ivo Antognini and Robert Patterson.
The concert at Mars Hill University will be the third event in the University Lecture Series, which is in its inaugural year.