The Madrigal Singers from The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA) won the coveted title of Madrigal Festival Honor Choir. Established in 1972, the San Antonio Madrigal & Chamber Choir Festival has become the most prestigious choral contest in Texas. High-school ensembles who enter this competition are considered among the finest in the nation.
On Saturday, March 5, HSPVA competed with 41 choirs from across the state and were selected as the winner of the 2016 Madrigal and Chamber Choir Festival. The 2016-2017 Madrigal Singers will return to the festival next year to proudly represent HISD in concert as the 2017 Honor Choir.
HSPVA Director of Choral Studies, Mr. Shannon Carter, credits the win to a true team effort. “Each of the student performers along with Ms. Julia Hall, Director of Vocal Studies, and Ms. Pat Bonner, Chair of the Vocal Music Department, worked exceptionally hard to achieve a common goal that we set in August, to present a program of the highest possible artistic standard.
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