The UNLV School of Music hosts the 33rd yearly Invitational Madrigal/Chamber Choir Celebration (“MadFest 33”) on Friday, Oct. 13, in 2 different sessions starting at 4 and 7:30 p.m. in Artemus W. Ham Auditorium situated on the northeast end of the university school.
The Madrigal/Chamber Choir Festival is among numerous occasions presented by the university choirs each year. Established in 1985 as a small, casual gathering of choruses, the festival has actually become a popular musical event that attracts lots of exceptional choirs along with an enthusiastic audience of music lovers from throughout the neighborhood. A range of music will be performed representing lots of authors and designs. Following each choir’s efficiency, the flooring will be open for remarks and questions from the audience members and celebration participants.
The afternoon celebration includes performances by chamber ensembles from the College of Southern Nevada (Mark Wherry), Desert Sanctuary High School (Michael Polutnik), Durango High School (Lesa Ramirez), Eldorado High School (Matt Ostlie), Las Vegas Academy of the Arts (Megan Franke), and Silverado High School (Tracy Hunsaker).
The night festival includes performances by ensembles from Standard Academy (Ryan Duff), Centennial High School (Becky Larkin), Chaparral High School (William McKoy), Cheyenne High School (Portia McClure), Coronado High School (Eric Fleischer), and Shadow Ridge High School (Jim Halvorson).
Both festival sessions include efficiencies by the UNLV Jazz Singers directed by Janet Tyler and the UNLV Chamber Chorale carried out by David Weiller, director of choral research studies. The Invitational Madrigal/Chamber Choir Festival is totally free and available to the public. For further information, get in touch with the UNLV choral studies workplace, 702-895-3008.