This is the twelfth time the Madrigal Singers have won first place at this event. The group competed against twelve other choirs from top choral programs in Kentucky. This competition demands high-quality repertoire selections and outstanding performance from ensembles. Each choir is required to sing one common piece that is selected as the compulsory piece each year. Choirs compete in two rounds for a panel of judges and clinician. After the first round performance, choirs received a clinic session coached by Dr. Kent Hatteberg (Director of Choral Activities at the University of Louisville). The competitors are narrowed to three choirs that compete again in a second round for final placements. Adjudicators for the event were Dr. Michelle Louer, Director of Music and Fine Arts at Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Dr. Philip Copeland, Director of Choral Activities at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.
"The clarity of rhythm and nuance is terrific. You captured the essence of the poetry so beautifully.” -Dr. Michelle Louer, Second Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis, Indiana
“Masterful work – really tremendous on so many levels.” - Dr. Philip Copeland, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama.