The Madrigal Singers embarked on possibly their busiest Fall term in years, highlighted by performances for the U of A Alumni Golden Grads dinner in September, an appearance at Music Conference Alberta in Red Deer in October, performances in a touring production of Amadeus Live in November, and a performance of the Bach Christmas Oratorio in December. In February the Madrigal Singers performed Britten's cantata St. Nicolas in a concert conducted by our doctoral teaching assistant Benjamin Ewert, and their 31st annual Dinner Concert in March at the U of A Faculty Club. In April they hosted the highly acclaimed Royal Holloway University Choir from London on their North American tour, and also performed as a featured ensemble at the Cantando Festival at the Winspear Centre for Music.


The Madrigal Singers presented a concert of Viennese music by Schubert and Brahms in October, and once again joined the Alberta Baroque Ensemble for its annual Christmas Concert, performing Bach’s Cantata 140, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, and the North American modern premiere of Magnificat in C Minor by the Italian baroque composer Giovanni Martini. In April 2017 Madrigal Singers joined with the Concert Choir to present Bernstein Chichester Psalms and Britten Te Deum in C. The Madrigal Singers also participated in the Canadian Amateur Choral Competition, and received honourable mention in their two categories, as well as a special Jury prize for their imaginative programming.


The Madrigal Singers embarked on their first ever post-Christmas tour, traveling to Athens, Greece to participate in a choral festival conducted by well-known British conductor Simon Carrington (a founding member of The King’s Singers).


Madrigal Singers joined the Richard Eaton Singers under interim conductor Sara Brooks for an orchestral concert including Vivaldi Gloria and Schubert Mass in G.

Madrigal Singers returned to perform with the Alberta Baroque Ensemble at its annual Christmas concert.


Madrigal Singers joined the U of A Concert Choir and Symphony Orchestra for a concert celebrating the Centenary of the birth of Benjamin Britten. This concert also featured the premiere of two settings commissioned for the Madrigal Singers by Canadian composer Jeff Enns.

Madrigal Singers returned to perform Handel’s Messiah with the Edmonton Symphony.


Madrigal Singers traveled to Toronto to participate in University Voices, a project featuring 4 university choirs from Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta, under the Latvian guest conductor Kaspars Putninš.


Madrigal Singers performed at Podium 2010, the conference of the Association of Canadian Choral conductors in Saskatoon, SK


Madrigal Singers sang Handel’s Messiah as guests of the Edmonton Symphony

Performance of Haydn's Die Schöpfung (The Creation)

Release of Choir’s 5th CD Hesperides, with harpists
Nora Bumanis and Julia Shaw


Performances with Alberta Baroque Ensemble at its annual Christmas concerts

Tour of Ireland, including participation in Cork International Choral Competition (5th place finish)


Performances of Handel’s Messiah with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra


National Choral Award in Recording category from Association of Canadian Choral Conductors for its CD The Passing of the Year(released in 2004)


Invitation to perform at the National Convention of the American Choral Directors Association, Los Angeles