The Department of Fine Arts at Rutgers-Camden

The Third Annual
Madrigal Festival 2001

Madrigal Groups from four South Jersey high schools (Cherry Hill East, Moorestown, Haddonfield and Collingswood) participated in the third annual Rutgers-Camden Madrigal Festival on November 14, 2001.

In addition to delighting the audience and each other with their own performances, which included both Renaissance dance and acapella madrigals, the students attended a concert by acclaimed early music soprano, Dr. Julianne Baird, organizer of the Madrigal Festival.

Julianne Baird and trumpeter Darin Kelly performed
"The Great Soprano-Trumpet Duel," a nod to the popular 18th century competitions which pitted singers against trumpeters in matters of breath control, ornamentation and range.

Click here for a streaming video dance performance by Bob Skiba and Eva Brothers.
During the noontime recital, Bob Skiba and Eva Brothers performed two renaissance dances in period costumes. Bob Skiba also choreographed the high school Madrigal groups' performances.

The event was held in the Walter Gordon Theater at the Rutgers-Camden campus.

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Haddonfield Memorial High School

Haddonfield, New Jersey

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Paula Meyer, Director
Haddonfield Madrigals


Sing We and Chant It (T. Morley)
Rest, Sweet Nymphs (F. Pilkington) (2:56 min)
Mon coeur se recommande a vous (O. DiLasso)
All Ye Who Music Love (B. Donato)

Moorestown High School

Moorestown, New Jersey

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Jeanne Haynes, Director
Moorestown Madrigals

Welcome Sweet Pleasure
Prayer of the Children
Fire, Fire (2:52 min)
I Love My Love

Collingswood High School

Collingswood, New Jersey

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Eleanor Bracey, Director
Collingswood Madrigals

The Sound of Pipe and Drum (Certon/Spevacek)
Adoramus Te (G. P. Palestrina/Ed. by Damrosch)
Adieu, Sweet Amaryllis (Wilbye)
(2:48 min)

Cherry Hill East High School
Cherry Hill, New Jersey

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Laurie Steele, Director
Cherry Hill Madrigals


* Welcome Sweet Pleasure (Weelkes) (1:34min)
All Ye Who Music Love ...(Oliphant/ Donato)
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
Matona, Lovely Maiden ( DiLasso)
Weep O Mine Eyes (Bennet)
Riu, Riu Chiu (Anon.)

* choreographed piece

Major funding for the 2001 Madrigal Festival has been provided by the
Rutgers Admissions Office
The Office of the Provost, Rutgers University-Camden
Rutgers-Camden Fine Arts Department
Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts

The Concert was co-sponsored by Paideia Associates,
a corporation established to celebrate the 18th Century.

The Madrigal Festival was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer and in The Rutgers Focus.

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Last updated December 12, 2001