AACS Madrigal Singers European Tour 2001
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The Annapolis Area Christian School Madrigal Singers

"Their gift of artistry is as truthful as any sermon, as healing as any act of kindness, and as beautiful as any sunset."

The AACS Madrigal Singers is a group of sixteen high school students from the Annapolis Area Christian School, Annapolis Maryland. The group started in 1991 as an after school activity and was established in 1992 as part of the daily curriculum of the school. During its nine-year history the group has sung in the following venues:

  • National Cathedral, Washington DC
  • National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
  • The White House
  • Nursing Homes and retirement communities in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Deleware, and Virginia
  • Harper’s Ferry Christmas Festival, West Virginia
  • Midnight Madness – Downtown Annapolis Maryland
  • Military Bases
  • Association of Christian Schools
  • TV and Radio
  • International Conferences
  • Camden Yards Baseball Stadium - Baltimore Maryland
  • County and State Choral Festivals
  • The 50th Anniversary of the End of WWII Celebrations in France and England
  • Shopping Malls
  • Maryland Educators Music Conference
  • Bowie Bay Sox Stadium
  • The Maryland Renaissance Festival
  • Hospitals
  • Annapolis Maryland City Council
  • Private Parties
  • Community Children’s Fair
  • Rotary Clubs
  • Cindy Bauchspies’ Annual Christmas Concert
  • Moscow Ballet at the Mechanic Theater
  • Selected for International Church Music Festival Bern, Switzerland June 2001
  • Performed in concert with recording artist Michael Card
  • State House, Annapolis, MD
  • Towson University, MD
  • Eastern University, PA

Madrigal Singers in European Festival

The Madrigal Singers have officially been invited for the second time to participate in the 20th annual International Church Music Festival during June 18-21, 2003 in Bern, Switzerland. Sir David Willcocks, for many years head of the choral arts at King’s College, Cambridge, is the festival’s Conductor. The Artistic Director is Paul Leddington Wright, who works with the BBC and is the music advisor and conductor for Coventry Cathedral.

In November Mrs. Bauchspies flew to Switzerland for five days, for intensive preparation with Mr. Willcocks and the other participating conductors. On January 15 Mr. Leddington Wright arrived in Annapolis to spend a day and evening as a guest of our School, working with the Madrigal Singers.

The honor for AACS and Mrs. Bauchspies, as the founder and director of choral arts here, is great. The AACS Madrigal Singers have been the only high school group invited to participate in this festival. In addition, the group has been given the honor of being the featured semi chorus for Dvorak's Mass in D, and Mozart's "Regina Coeli". They will also be recorded for part of a morning worship service for the BBC Radio which will be broadcast in England to a national audience.

What people are saying about the Madrigal Singers. . .

    "Their gift of artistry is as truthful as any sermon, as healing as an act of kindness, and as beautiful as any sunset."

    "When a performance is so thrilling, it seems there is a desire for it to never end!"

    "The Madrigal Singers are a very special group of young people with exceptional talent."

    "They are so professional!"

    "Your selections were fun and meaningful, and the Madrigals performed them flawlessly."

    "A treat for the eyes and ears!"   -Paul Rardin, Professor, Towson University

    "Great sense of vitality and feeling of ensemble."   -Dollie Wright, Choral Director, Parkside High School

    "Look beautiful and sound excellent!"   -Everett Williams, Choral Director, Walter Johnson High School

    "You are an excellent group and I listened with sheer joy!"   -Hugh Carey, Adjudicator, AACo. Choral Festival, 1997