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Christmas with Madrigalia, 12/25/20 at 6:00pm


This holiday season is like no other in recent memory, and now more than ever, we need the unifying power of choral music. The Rochester, NY chamber choir Madrigalia, and their Artistic Director Cary Ratcliff return to public radio for Christmas with Madrigalia 2020, a holiday concert that celebrates the power of music and the excitement and joy of the holiday season.

This one-hour program, recorded live in concert during the 2019 holiday season, features beautiful music by Stephen Paulus, Harold Darke, Tomas Luis de Victoria, Eriks Esenvalds, J.S. Bach and Vince Guaraldi, along with a number of Cary Ratcliff’s own arrangements.

Once again Madrigalia is joined by the Rochester Bach Children’s Chorus for traditional carols accompanied by flute, violin and piano. The group appears regularly with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rochester Chamber Orchestra and other area ensembles, and have performed at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC and St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.