The Davis Senior High School Madrigal Singers (or for short, the "Mads"), are an auditioned group of 32 a capella singers performing music dating from the 15th century to the present. Formed in 1966 by Richard M. Brunelle, this highly competitive class demands the best of these young musicians' talents. Each Madrigal designs their costume interpreting the dress of the upper class in late 15th through mid-16th century England. During each school year, they perform in school concerts, public places and events, private parties, and music festivals. In December, they preside over a 16th century holiday feast; the Madrigal Dinner is one of our community's longest-running musical traditions.
The Madrigals' Director, Dr. Karen Gardias has been the Madrigals' director and chair of the Davis High School Music Department since fall 1993.
Hire the Davis High School Madrigal Singers for all your entertainment needs. The Madrigals sing in groups of octets, double octets or the entire choir.
The Madrigals' current home is PA-8 in the Performing Arts Center
Davis Madrigals Benefit Golf Tournament - 2013
The Madrigals are excited to announce that Phil Mickelson, Sr. has agreed to come to Davis to support our benefit golf tournament on March 11th. The tournament and silent auction will take place at El Macero Country Club in support of their historic tour of Italy including Vatican City this spring.
Phil Mickelson, Sr. – father of the world-ranked golfer– who will hold a golf clinic following play discussing the fundamentals and techniques of the game and the strategies he used to teach his three children: PGA Professional Golfer, Phil Jr.; ASU Golf Coach, Tim; and Teaching Pro /Golf Commentator, Tina. Phil and his wife, Mary, will provide the keynote speech at the evening’s banquet emphasizing how they inspired interest and passion for the game in their children, as well as instilling important values and perspective.
For detailed information about this exciting event and registration forms visit http://www.davismadrigals.com/madrigal-benefit-golf-tournament-march-11-2013.html. For additional tournament information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Rafael Soler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In July 2006, the Madrigals travelled to Llangollen, Wales to participate in the 2006 Llangollen Musical Eisteddfod. The Madrigals competed in four events: Senior Childrens Choir, Chamber Choir, Youth Choir, and Folk Ensemble. The Madrigal Singers won Second Place in the Senior Childrens event, Third Place in the Youth Choir event, and First Place in the Chamber Choir Competition. Because of the victory in the chamber choir competition, the Madrigals progressed to the Choir of the World competition, where the 5 top choirs in the festival competed for the coveted Pavarotti trophy, and the title of Choir of the World.
40th Reunion Concert
Additionally, hundreds of Madrigals alums converged on Davis on Memorial Day Weekend, 2007 for an epic 40th Reunion Concert at the Mondavi Center.