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Chamber Choir to celebrate 50 years of Madrigal Feaste

The first USI Madrigal Feast was directed by David Deeg in 1969 in the Forum building.

Emma Corry, Features Editor

November 19, 2019

The first USI Madrigal Feast was hosted in 1969 by the Director of the Mid-American Singers David Deeg. It was catered by Betty Rice, the wife of USI’s first president David Rice.  The Mid-American Singers grew from 16 members to become the university's Chamber Choir and the event is still going ...

Choir to hold St. Patrick’s Day Concert

Choir to hold St. Patrick’s Day Concert

Caroline Schultheis, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

The university Women’s Choir, Chamber Choir and Irish Traditional Ensemble will present a St. Patrick’s Day concert March 17 at 3 p.m. in the Rice Library 2nd Floor Reading Room. This concert includes Irish Traditional Tunes, Songs and Blessings. The concert is free and open to the public. The Cham...

A glimpse into the magic of madrigal

A glimpse into the magic of madrigal

Nicole Mitchell, Special to The Shield

December 4, 2018

Nicole Mitchell  Daniel Craig flipped a coin to decide which of three students would have an extra speaking part during the opening toast ceremony of the Madrigal Feaste. The associate professor of music pointed to a student in the middle of the room. A voice cried out from the choir: “Ho...

Silently loud

Nick Leighty, Staff Writer

February 18, 2016

Fifty students circled a piano in the middle of the room with their mentor listening intently to each voice. “Can you give me more forte this time?” Associate Professor of Music Daniel Craig asked.

USI choirs combine with other musicians for riverside performance

Haley Fulk

April 24, 2013

USI’s women’s and chamber choirs joined professional musicians, church singers and rival university students on the stage of RiverPark Center in Owensboro for a regional choir performance Saturday. An orchestra and more than 200 voices joined together for rehearsal at 10:30 a.m. USI’s women...

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