Music to our ears

Madrigal singer Maggie Fischer with Matheny resident Rasheedah Mahali.

The Madrigals, a vocal ensemble at Bernards High School in Bernardsville, NJ, is in demand for performances outside of its regular school concerts. The group regularly places in the top tier in regional and national competitions—in fact, the Madrigals reached the finals in this year’s NJ101.5 FM Christmas Choir Contest. Their recording aired on the radio on December 17.

On December 9, the Madrigals visited Matheny, sang for our students and patients and participated in some holiday festivities. According to Matthew J. LaPine, BHS director of choral music, the group “is dedicated to service through music, and they try to make it a point to perform for those who are unable to come to their regular performances.”

Matheny resident Yasin Reddick with, from left, Matheny teaching assistant Joanna Alfone and Madrigal singers Christiane Krimmel and Maitlyn Engleby.