Eastern Shore Madrigal Singers
on the
Eastern Shore of Virginia
Coming in December 2000
A-Caroling We Go

Spring 2000 Performance:
World War II Radio Days: An Anniversary Salute

Winter 1999 Performance
 Scrooge, the Stingiest Man in Town.
Pictures from this production at this link.
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The Eastern Shore Madrigals had their start in 1975 as a small group of 8 singers.  The current group consists of 20-25 singers and their repertoire no longer reflects the Madrigal part of their name.  Performing twice a year, the December concert is based on the Christmas holidays and the Spring concert's theme varies widely from year to year. The program covers shown on this site provide a good indication of the variety of music performed by this group.

The show given in the Spring of 2000 was based on the popular music of the 1940s and was a tribute to those who served during WW II.   Click here to see more about World War II Radio Days: An Anniversary Salute

Usually, the music for a particular show is based on a specific theme; however they have performed an actual Broadway style production a few times.  The most recent was December 1999 - Scrooge, the Stingiest Man in Town.  Click on this link to see pictures from this production.

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Rehearsals and performances are at Nandua High School in Onley, Virginia just minutes from the historic waterfront community of Onancock, Virginia and approximately a one half drive south of Chincoteague, Virginia and forty-five minutes from Cape Charles, Virginia. The members come from as far away as Cape Charles, Virginia to the south and Pocomoke, Maryland in the north.  Seating at Nandua High School is 535, and many times the performances have been "sold out". Performances have been Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons.

Although the singing group generally consists of about 23 singers (plus director and two accompanists) when the call went out for assistance from non-members for dancers, stage crew, and child actors for Scrooge,  the community (2 counties - Accomack and Northampton) responded.  The program for Scrooge listed about 70 participants!  This is typical of the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

A-Caroling We Go
Winter 2000
A program of "serious" music and lots of familiar carols.  Plan now to attend: performances Friday evening December 1st at 7:30 PM or Sunday afternoon December 3rd at 2:30 PM.
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These Eastern Shore of Virginia events have become more and more popular as each year passes.

For residents and  visitors, alike; we suggest you obtain tickets early if you plan to attend future
performance as tickets have been sold out in the past.

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World War II Radio Days: An Anniversary Salute
"From the 40th floor of The Wachapreague Hotel in Wachapreague Virginia, WMAD presents the USO Show of the Air!"

With these words, the Spring 2000 Madrigal's concert began.  Staged as a radio show in the 1940s, with a live audience, they presented the popular music of that era along with radio skits and commercials. The selections included such pieces as In the Mood, Stompin At the Savoy, That Old Black Magic, Dance with a Dolly, Harbor Lights, You Always Hurt the One You Love (oh yes, with the Spike Jones type sound affects), God Bless America, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy. Don't Fence Me In,  Swinging on a Star and Rosie the Riveter The finale was the Salute to the Armed Forces utilizing high school students in borrowed authentic uniforms representing each of the armed services.  Return to Top

This program was presented on four consecutive days in April 2000 at the Nandua High School Auditorium.  Over 1,600 Eastern Shore residents attended make plans now for the 2000 Christmas Show to be presented Friday December 1st andSunday 3rd.

Being a tribute to those who served in World War II, the Madrigals donated 10% of the gross ticket sales to the construction of the new World War II Memorial in Washington DC.

Other Performances
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Right Click on any of the images above to review what year these performances were held.

Eastern Shore of Virginia Guide

Directions to the Eastern Shore of Virginia and Nandua High School:  from Washington, D. C., take US Route 50 east to Salisbury, Maryland to US Route 13.  Travel south on US Route 13 approximately one hour.  Nandua High School is located between the Eastern Shore communities of Onley and Melfa, Virginia on the right of US Route 13.
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From the Hampton Roads and Virginia Beach, Virginia areas, travel north across the Chesapeake Bay Bride Tunnel on US Route 13 approximately one hour. As stated above, Nandua High School is located  between the communities of Onley and Melfa, Virginia.

Visitors from both the Salisbury, Maryland area and the Hampton Roads/Virginia Beach areas enjoy visiting the Eastern Shore of Virginia as it makes for a great one day trip; or like many who visit the Eastern Shore, decide to vacation here.  Boaters and land-lovers, both, enjoy other Eastern Shore's amenities; sailing on the Chesapeake Bay, floundering on Seaside,  crabbing for the Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab on the creeks along the Chesapeake Bay, visiting historic communities, Eastern Shore museums, and more............

Eastern Shore of Virgina Travels

Onancock          Chicoteague          Cape Charles

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