Madrigal Singers Collection
04.MS

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Title
Madrigal Singers collection
ID
04.MS
Date [inclusive]
1899-1992
Extent
2.2 Linear feet 1 record center carton, 3 archives boxes
Language
English
Abstract
The Madrigal Singers at Eastern Michigan University was an elite group of singers who specialized in the 16th century song form of the madrigal. The small group of no more than twenty singers was given the chance to perform not only all around the Ypsilanti area, but around the world. The collection is arranged alphabetically and is divided into five series. The five series that are included in this collection are: Performances; Photographs; Program Administration; Publicity and Outreach; and Tours. Records date from 1899 to 1992.

Preferred Citation note

Please cite materials from the University Archives in the following manner: Item. Collection Title. Eastern Michigan University Archives.

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Administrative History

The Madrigal Singers program was founded at Eastern Michigan University in 1965 by long time director Emily Lowe. The Madrigals are a small, elite group of vocalists who specialize in performance 16th century music known as the madrigal. The madrigal genre is known for its intricate harmonies, many voice parts, and for being a cappella. The Eastern Michigan University Madrigal Singers performed at countless university and community events. The Madrigals were also given the opportunity to tour the world performing in New England, Northern Michigan, Ireland, Great Britain, Hong Kong and China.

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Scope and Contents

The Madrigal Singers Collection contains information on concerts, history, scrapbooks, clippings, news releases, workshops, conventions, and choir tours. The collection is arranged alphabetically and divided into five series. Records date from 1899 to 1992.

The five series that are included in the collection are: Performances; Photographs; Program Administration; Publicity and Outreach; and Tours. The Performances series includes four sub series of Church Performances, Community Performances, Madrigal Concert Programs and University Performances. The Program Administration series includes two sub series of Correspondence and Scrapbooks. The Publicity and Outreach series includes one sub series of Clippings.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2012 October 17

Halle Library, Room 310
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197
734-487-0020

Revision Description

  2014 February 4

Conditions Governing Access note

Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to visiting the the University Archives.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Madrigal Singers
  • Music--Instruction and study.

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Collection Inventory

Performances 

Church Performances 

Box Folder

 1969 

1 1

 1970-1979 

1 2

 1980-1989 

1 3

Undated 

1 4

Community Performances 

Box Folder

 1968-1969 

1 5

 1970-1979 

1 6

 1980-1989 

1 7

Undated 

1 8
Box Folder

Concert Schedules 1973-1989 

1 9

Directions to Performances 1982 

1 10

Madrigal Concert Programs 

Box Folder

 1899 

1 11

 1960-1969 

1 12

 1970-1979 

1 13

 1980-1989 

1 14

Undated 

1 15

University Performances 

Box Folder

 1969 

1 16

 1970-1979 

2 1

 1980-1985 

2 2

 1986-1989 

2 3

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Photographs 

Box Folder

 1929 

2 4

 1960-1969 

2 5

 1970-1979 

2 6

 1980-1989 

2 7

Undated 

2 8

Undated, cont. 

2 9

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Program Administration 

Correspondence 

Box Folder

 1971-1980 

3 2

 1981-1988 

3 3
Box Folder

History 

3 4

Member Roster 1973-1988 

3 5

Reports 1984-1986 

3 6

Request for New Course 1972 

3 7

Resolution 

3 8

Scrapbooks 

Box Folder

 1971-1972 

3 9

 1972-1973 

3 10

 1975-1976 

3 11

 1976-1977 

3 12

 1978-1979 

3 13
Box Folder

Student Organization Forms 

4 1

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Publicity and Outreach 

Box Folder

Brochures 

3 1

Clippings 

Box Folder

 1968-1969 

4 2

 1970-1979 

4 3

 1980-1984 

4 4

 1985-1986 

4 5

 1990-1992 

4 6

Undated 

4 7
Box Folder

Flyers 1976-1988 

4 8

News Releases 1972-1992 

4 9

Workshops, Conventions and Festivals 1972-1989 

4 10

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Tours 

Box Folder

Great Britain Tour 1970 1970 

4 11

Summer Tour 1973 1973 

4 12

Great Britain Tour 1976 1976 

4 13

New England Tour 1977 1977 

4 14

Spring Tour 1978 1978 

4 15

Great Britain and Ireland Tour 1979 1979 

4 16

Great Britain and Ireland Tour 1979 cont. 1979 

4 17

European Tour 1982 1982 

4 18

California Tour 1983 1983 

4 19

Great Britain and Ireland Tour 1985 1985 

4 20

Great Britain and Ireland Tour 1985, cont. 1985 

4 21

China and Hong Kong Tour 1986 1986 

4 22

Northern Michigan Tour 1987 1987 

4 23

Great Britain and Ireland Tour 1988 1988 

4 24

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