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The MadriGALS
are an enchanting a cappella trio who sing the music of the Renaissance with beauty, elegance-and an irrepressible sense of fun. Three very different women, the GALS bring an eclectic range of vocal backgrounds to their ensemble, including opera, folk, jazz and musical theatre. But the unity in this diversity is their common background in theatre, which leads them to approach Renaissance music from the point of view of its stories and history, for the human richness embedded in the music.
 


   
...adroit a cappella harmonizing...
- Toronto Star  
 

...a trio that will undoubtedly charm and win the
hearts of listeners everywhere.

- Toronto Early Music News 
 

...impeccable polyphonic harmonies...

- The Globe & Mail 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The MadriGALS' Company History
Abby Zotz, Trish O'Reilly and Denise Norman began working together as The MadriGALS in 1996. Since then they have appeared in a variety of unexpected settings at theatres, festivals and concert halls around Ontario.
    The MadriGALS have performed at the Elora Festival Fringe, the Ontario Renaissance Festival, Hamilton's Earthsong Festival and Waterloo Busker Carnival, as well as at numerous private functions, Toronto theatre events and comedy clubs–including the dance/music/theatre/performance art showcases "The Next Event" at Residance and "The Facetious Penguin Inquest," and Second City's "Midnight Howl." In the summer of 1999 they were the musical hosts of the outdoor dance festival, Dusk Dances, in Toronto's Trinity-Bellwoods Park. Most recently
The MadriGALS premiered their full–length concert program, Rensaissance Love Safari of the Kitchener–Waterloo Chamber Music Society and Arkell Schoolhouse Gallery's concert series.
    For several seasons The MadriGALS have also collaborated with actor John Huston, incorporating their music into his one man tour de force performance of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens at Theatre
Aquarius in Hamilton and at Toronto's Theatre Passe Muraille.
    
The MadriGALS' debut recording, Alchemy,
has been played from coast to coast on the CBC as well as on classical stations CJRT and CFMX. The GALS themselves have appeared in interview on "Here and Now" for CBC Radio One, on CFMX's "Musically Speaking" with Catherine Belyea, on CJRT, and in performance on the CBC television program "Midday."

    

 

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