The Madrigals’ tour concluded with two concerts in Paris, one at Notre Dame Cathedral (fifth appearance) and the other at Eglise de la Madeleine (third appearance). Audiences at both concerts responded to their performances with standing ovations. Educational side trips included visits to the British Museum in London, the Louvre Museum in Paris, and the World Heritage Site of Mont St. Michel in Normandy, where they sang informally.
During their 45 years, the Santa Barbara High School Madrigal Singers have been honored for musical excellence by many agencies and organizations, including The American Choral Directors Association, the former Music Educators National Conference, the city of Santa Barbara, the California Assembly, and the U.S. State Department.
The Madrigal Singers and Mr. McLendon wish to thank the choir’s parents and family members; the city of Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara High School communities; Principal John Becchio; as well as friends and alumni of the choir in the United States and Europe for their support in fundraising for their 2013 tour of England and France.