The Madrigals of AACS have just returned from an amazing week in Rome to participate in the International Church Music Festival from June 13-June 20. Follow our adventure and listen to our music!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Friday - The Gala Concert

The Gala concert was held at St. Paul's Outside the Walls.

Vairious Madrigals got their picture with Sir David Willcocks.

The bus ride back to the hotel.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Thursday - Concerts!

The Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

The Pantheon

Discussing the possibility of a cultural exchange program with the Kenyan choir.

An impromptu street rap

Cindy's set list

We've seen many of these. Italian road kill.

We had a most wonderful dinner complete with a group of musicians. The madrigals were quick to join in on the tunes they knew... and even the ones they didn't.

The Madrigals then sang for the musicians and everyone else

The Rome Festival June 13-20, 2009

6/13, Sat. - Depart USA.

6/14, Sun. - Arrive Rome. Transfer into the Eternal City of Rome, head of the great Roman Empire and seat of Christianity, a city rich with relics and superb monuments which stand as testament to its incomparable past. Dinner with your group.

6/15, Mon. - Guided tour for all groups: “Ancient Rome including the Coliseum and Roman Forum.” Festival opening ceremony and Welcome Event.

6/16, Tue. - Morning rehearsal for singers. Non-singers: Villa Borghese & gallery, including guided tour. Independent lunch. Afternoon guided tour for all groups: “Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica.” Evening at leisure.

6/17, Wed. - Papal Audience in Piazza San Pietro. Free afternoon for all groups to enjoy Rome. International Concert this evening.

6/18, Thur. - Morning rehearsal for singers. Non-singers: walking tour of medieval Rome – Trastevere area. Independent lunch. Individual choirs perform at afternoon concerts in some of Rome’s most unique and spectacular churches.

6/19, Fri. - Morning rehearsal for singers. Non-singers: half-day guided tour to Tivoli, including Villa D’Este. Dinner at hotel. Gala Concert with orchestra this evening in Rome.

6/20, Sat. - Depart Rome.

About The Madrigals

The AACS Madrigal Singers is a group of seventeen 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. 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

  • International Church Music Festival Bern, Switzerland June 2001, 2003

  • Performed in concert with recording artist Michael Card

  • State House, Annapolis, MD

  • Towson University, MD

  • Eastern University, PAc

  • Followers