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Famed Madrigal Choir Returns to the U.S. for a Spectacular Jubilee Tour

Updated: Dec 6, 2023

The much-awaited U.S. comeback of one of the world's great choral ensembles

A decade-long wait is over: after 35 years, the famous Madrigal Choir, Romania’s most internationally recognized musical ensemble, returns to the United States for an anniversary tour celebrating the National Day of Romania with special recitals in New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Seattle.

The much-awaited comeback of one of the world's great choral ensembles will display all the Madrigal’s artistic prowess, evident in the expansive repertoire, the impeccable musical quality, and the spectacular stage presence. Anticipating the magic of winter festivities, the recitals will offer a carefully-crafted program, featuring Renaissance music, Romanian and international carols, and timeless choral compositions.

Madrigal Choir’s American tour is organized by the Romanian Embassy to the U.S. together with the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York and with the generous support of the Romanian Ministry of Culture and several sponsors from Romania: Transylvania Bank, Vodafone, ING, UiPath, and Fan Courier. Local partners: Consulate General of Romania in Chicago, ROCO Chicago, American Romanian Cultural Seattle (ARCS).

All events are free but in almost all cases registration is required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please RSVP here for the Merkin Hall recital in New York City on November 27.


New York

Monday, November 27, 7:30 pm: Merkin Hall, Kaufman Music Center (full recital)

RSVP here.


Special appearance Sunday, November 26, 5 pm: Saint John the Divine Cathedral (mini-recital)

Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, November 28, 7 pm: Washington National Cathedral

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Special appearance Wednesday, November 29, 12:30 pm: United States Congress (mini-recital)


Thursday, November 30, 7 pm: St. James Lutheran Church

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Saturday, December 2, 7:30 pm: Town Hall

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More details about the tour at

THE CHOIR: Madrigal 60

Since its founding by the legendary musician and conductor Marin Constantin (1925–2011) in 1963, the Madrigal Choir, one of Romania's most powerful cultural brands, has performed thousands of acclaimed concerts worldwide. Madrigal provides one of the world standards of chamber choral music, being easily recognized by its unique concept and defined by its specific sonority, stereophonic location on stage, and impressive costumes.

In its 60 years of uninterrupted existence, marked by almost 100 records, the Madrigal Choir wrote history in the field of choral music, won important trophies and international distinctions, broke canons, sang heavenly on major scenes in big cities all over the world, but also in front of local communities, being received with the same enthusiasm in the Jiu Valley, in small town Romania, and at Covent Garden, London.

In the 1960s, during the Communist era which pushed Romania into deep isolation, Madrigal was a progressive choral music laboratory as it had never existed before. They experienced with folk music and the sounds of a century ago, performing from splendid Byzantine songs to contemporary Romanian music. The carols they sang under the oppressive Communist regime entered the collective consciousness of Romanians as a symbol of freedom.

In November 2016, the National Chamber Choir "Madrigal - Marin Constantin" was officially recognized as an Ambassador of Freedom, Hope and Peace, receiving the "Jean Nussbaum and Eleanor Roosevelt" Award at the United Nations Palace in Geneva during the Global Summit of Religion, Peace and Security.


Internations (New York)

Eventbrite (New York)

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Stay Happening (Washington, D.C.)

All Events (Washington, D.C.)

Eventbrite (Chicago, 1st concert)

Eventbrite (Chicago, 2nd concert)

All Events (Chicago)

Eventbrite (Seattle)


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