Madrigals to sing at convention

Sharon Chow

The middle school Madrigals will be singing at the American Choral Directors Association Western Division Convention in Santa Barbara Feb. 22 as one of two middle school choir groups invited to perform at the convention.
Every participating choir had to send in three live audio recordings of the past three years one year in advance to be selected.

“The [judging] process is highly selective,” middle school choir director Nina Burtchaell said. “It is simply an incredible honor to have been chosen from among so many outstanding choral programs throughout five states.”

The Madrigals will sing five songs including “The Shepherds Sing” by Bob Chilcott with Sara Lucas ’17 singing soprano, Brennan Lee ’17 on the clarinet and professional harpist Amy Wilkins.

There will be 22 other choir groups at the convention.

“I have never had a group work so hard, with so much enthusiasm, dedication, talent and sense of fun than this group,” Burtchaell said. “We just want to go and perform our very best, have fun and represent the school.”