The Madrigalians, the college’s “music ambassadors,” will perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Sunday, March 11 at 8:30 p.m. The ensemble will perform a concert in collaboration with the New York City Chamber Orchestra and two other ensembles.
They were invited by Manhattan Concert Productions, said Vernon Taranto, Director of Choral Activities at the St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus. “They said that they would love it if we would be a part of this particular performance.”
The Madrigalians, a select choral performance ensemble comprised primarily of music majors, has performed nationally and internationally. In 2008, they performed in SPC’s Musical Ambassadors Russia Tour in which the group traveled to Russia to perform for audiences in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Orenburg. This will be the Madrigalians’ first performance at Carnegie Hall.
“We invite all different choral ensembles from across the country to submit recordings to see if they’re at the caliber that we’re looking for to perform,” said Barbara Van Pelt, Director of Administration at Manhattan Concert Productions. “Each group will bring their own singers and will combine together with a guest conductor.”
Their performance is part of the production company’s Masterworks Series that will take place March 8-12. Fifteen choral ensembles will rehearse and perform, and three of those groups will perform in each concert.