Madrigal Chorale (formerly the Madrigal Chorale of Southfield) celebrates Cinco de Mayo with a unique performance of exciting and varied selections in their second annual spring “pops” event at Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills.
The May 5 fiesta-themed program, which starts at 2:30 p.m., includes a dessert bar and coffee, a silent auction and 50/50 raffle, with all proceeds going toward the 19th Annual Madrigal Chorale Vocal Scholarship Competition for high school vocalists.
Artistic Director Robert A. Martin, Ph.D., who celebrates his 24th season with the Madrigal Chorale, acknowledges that the typical genre for 100-plus year old traveling chorale is performing the classics, but adds, “we all like to have some real fun once in a while and push each other out of our usual comfort zone. It will be incredible fun, with surprises around every corner.”
The program will include selections from West Side Story, In the Heights, Footloose, Celebration, La Cucaracha and more. In addition, the concert will feature a number of special surprises and solo and small group acts, including the Madrigal Chorale Women's Chamber Ensemble performing a unique, high energy interpretation of “Everybody Rejoice” from The Wiz.
Source: Madrigal Chorale press release