The Madrigals have always been a part of the Wilton Singers feasts, according to Jane MacEwen, one of the Singers founders. In fact, seven of the Wilton Singers used to be members of the Madrigals, MacEwen said.
In addition to performing four songs and accompanying the Wilton Singers, the Madrigals also served food to the guests. This had them scrambling when it was time for them to perform and a few had to rush on stage instead of enter with the rest of the choir.
The Madrigals are a select group of advanced singers who perform unaccompanied works from all periods, according to the high schools website. They are directed by Betsey de Groff, who has conducted festival choirs all over the country and in 1998 was voted Maines Outstanding Choral Director of the Year.
Your next chance to hear the Madrigals will be at the Wilton High School Orchestra and Choral Programs Candlight Concert Wednesday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Clune Center for the Arts at Wilton High School.
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