After 60 years of existence, the “Madrigal – Marin Constantin” National Chamber Choir, conducted by Anna Ungureanu, will be in the United States, as part of an anniversary tour, from November 24 to December 4, 2023, Mediafax informs.
The Madrigal Choir will perform six concerts in four major cities: Washington, New York, Chicago and Seattle, with tickets being sold out in the first days of release. The concerts will take place in several American historical and cultural buildings: the US Congress building and the National Cathedral in Washington, DC; in New York, in the largest Episcopal cathedral in the world, Saint John the Divine Cathedral and in the famous Merkin Hall concert hall; at Town Hall in Seattle and at Saint James Lutheran Church in Chicago.
After 35 years since its last overseas tour, when President Jimmy Carter attended one of the shows, the Madrigal Choir will meet the American public, but also the Romanians from both coasts of America, with a wide repertoire of Renaissance music , Romanian and international carols, as well as universal choral compositions.
Almost a month before the start of the tour, all the tickets in the four cities were sold out, which is why the organizers decided that, in Chicago, the Madrigal Choir will perform a second concert, in addition to the one originally scheduled.
The Madrigal Choir Tour, which anticipates the winter holidays and also marks Romania’s National Day, is organized by the Embassy of Romania in the USA and the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and sponsors.