Madrigal Singers to Host ‘Holiday Night’ Virtual Concert Monday

Madrigals Director Victoria Hurvieux said it has been a relief to be able to hear her students perform despite the pandemic.

Francesca Ordonez

Madrigals Director Victoria Hurvieux said it has been a relief to be able to hear her students perform despite the pandemic.

Paige Cahoon, Correspondent

Following the recent success of their Disney Night, the Madrigal singers will be hosting a virtual Holiday Night in order to safely spread cheer during this unusual holiday season. Unfortunately, we cannot fully enjoy the holiday through a computer screen, but we can at least try and make the most of it.

On Monday, December 14, a remote show filled with solo performances by Stamford High School students will take place at 7 p.m. The show will be filled with recordings of talented Madrigal singers singing various holiday songs that are favorites of many. Tickets can be purchased via Venmo for 5 dollars. 

Weeks of hard work has been put into the preparation for this show. Students continue to rehearse outside on the softball field, humming and counting as a group in the classroom, and doing group vocal activities at home over remote streaming as they prepare for this event. 

During normal times, the performance would be held as a live show, but the COVID-19 restrictions made it impossible for this to happen. Junior Ma’Kyia Barkley, a singer and student at Stamford High School, explained how it is “unfortunate they aren’t allowed to be together like previous times,” but said she is excited to have the opportunity to still perform. The program was not willing to take no for an answer, so they found a way to overcome the unfortunate circumstances and accommodate the health regulations. 

“I’m really proud of my kids because it is so much harder to do these things remotely,” the Madrigals’ director, SHS music teacher Victoria Hervieux, said. “And they have been really resilient.” While remote learning has been a struggle for all students, she said it has been even harder on the singers.  

The profits from this fundraiser will go towards the program in many different ways, including new equipment and resources for the students. The Madrigal singers are working hard to put on an amazing holiday show, and overall, hope to make these concerts a monthly occurrence containing different themes in order to spread some regularity and joy among the student body.

“It has been a relief to be able to hear them sing and to hear them work together,” Hervieux said.

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