The Amherst College Madrigal Singers

The Madrigal Singers are a 10-15 member student-directed ensemble specializing in medieval and renaissance repertoire. We came into being way back in 1985, dredged out of the remains of a short-lived a cappella group called "Cacophony" by the then-senior Jonathan Hirsch, who now directs the choral music program at Smith. We went on our first tour, to Philadelphia, in 1988. Our repertoire pretty soon expanded from straight English and Italian madrigals to include more modern works, including folk-songs and pieces by Vaughan Williams and Randall Thompson. At some point, we became an official part of Choral Society and began performing at all the main Choral Society events. Since 1992 we've also performed for the Vespers service at the VA Hospital in Northampton.

We have gone on recent tours to San Francisco (2010), Boston (2012), and one to Florida (2016). The Choral Society digital archive holds pretty much everything we've ever recorded, going back to the early 90s, so let us know if you'd like any recordings! The group is currently co-directed by Ellen Mutter '18 and Gilbert Wermeling '19

Our annual spring concert is coming up on Sunday May 5th, 2019 at 2 PM. Join us in the Octagon for some fabulous festivites!

Madrigals looking like pirates at 2018 graduation

Photo editding by our most phenomenal mads member, Fernando Liu Lopez '18.