Madrigal Group currently has 18 members: 17 singers and the Musical Director. Amongst the group is the committee, who are elected each year by other members.
Michael Chamberlain is a third-year Maths student, and joined Madrigal Group as a tenor in September 2021. Michael started out as an organ scholar in St Peter and Paul, Olney in 2013, and was made assistant musical director of the church choir in 2017. Whilst there, his responsibilities included conducting the choir as well as accompanying sung morning services and evensongs.
Michael holds the Campbell Watterson Organ Scholarship, where his duties involve accompanying as well as occasionally leading services sung by St Salvator’s Chapel Choir. In addition, Michael is an accomplished pianist, having gained an ARSM with distinction in July 2021, and a University Piano Scholarship upon arrival at St Andrews in September 2021. Michael is also a keen composer and writes frequently for choirs and ensembles.
Hanna is a first-year Psychology student. She holds a vocal scholarship, and shares a love for classical music and musical theatre. Growing up, Hanna has been a member of several choirs, and has loved working in a choral setting and as a soloist. She is incredibly thankful to be working with such a lovely group and is very excited for the year ahead!
Imogen is a fourth-year Environmental Science student. She has sung in choirs since the age of 8. She joined Madrigal Group in her third year after being a Choral Scholar in St Salvator's Chapel Choir, and also sings in the Alleycats, a mixed a capella group at St Andrews.
Vice President | Soprano
Emma is a fourth-year student studying Medieval History and Spanish. She joined Madrigal Group in 2020 and sang in the Lancaster Priory Choir for 10 years prior. Emma has also achieved her Grade 8 Diploma in singing.
Jessica is a second-year student studying Marine Biology. She has been singing since primary school and has taken vocal lessons since she was fifteen. She previously sung in the Davis Senior High Madrigal Group, with some of the highlights being performing at St. Giles Cathedral and working with Paul Phoenix.
Mary is a first-year English and Art History student. Singing in church choirs, school ensembles, and musical theatre productions from a young age, she is thrilled to be joining the Madrigal Group this year!
Tour Manager | Alto
Victoria is a third-year studying Social Anthropology and Sustainable Development. She began singing in 2010 and was head chorister of the Trinity Youth Chorus in New York City, with highlights including regular services at Trinity Church Wall Street and concerts at Carnegie Hall and Madison Square Garden.
Matilda is a first-year Physics student. In school, she worked on her DipABRSM and was part of the Chamber Choir, with highlights including performing at Balmoral Castle for the Queen and in Edinburgh and London for Carol Concerts.
Alex is in second-year studying German, Italian and English, joining Madrigal Group this year. She has sung in choirs at home in London at venues including St John’s Smith Square, St James’s Piccadilly and St Paul’s Cathedral. Whilst studying at King’s College School she held a music exhibition and was a part of its King’s Nine. As part of Pitch Purple, an acclaimed all-female cappella group, she toured annually to the Edinburgh Fringe. She is also part of the Alleycats a cappella group in St Andrews.
Emma is a Philosophy and German student currently in her fourth year. Having been classically trained since the age of 7, she has been part of many choirs within and outside of school, such as Blue Spirit Vocals and Amplify, which whom she went on tour to Paris and Rome. During her time at St Andrews, she has been a member of many vocal groups, including the Renaissance Singers and Chamber Choir, as well as being a St Leonard’s choral scholar. Additionally, over her semester abroad studying at the University of Vienna, she was part of the university branch of the Wiener Philharmonischer Chor.
Sam is a second-year student studying History. He is a vocal scholar at St Andrews, and has been singing in chamber and community choirs throughout his time at high school, where he was awarded a prize for choral singing in his final year. He has also enjoyed performing as a jazz singer at venues in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Kieron is a fourth-year chemistry student. As well as being in Madrigal Group, he holds a choral scholarship with St Salvator’s Chapel Choir and is regularly involved in the music scene in St. Andrews. Kieron started his musical journey at the age of 8 when joining Leeds Minster under Dr Simon Lindley where he would become head chorister. Additionally, he gained a music scholarship to Fulneck School where he sang and assisted in direction of the choir. Kieron has also been a part of Leeds Youth Opera, Opera North, and St. Peter’s singers.
Treasurer | Tenor
Nathanael is a fourth-year Statistics student. He held a music scholarship at Sherborne School prior to starting at the University of St Andrews where he sang in multiple choirs.
Laurie is a third-year student studying English. He has previously sung with the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and Winchester College Chapel Choir.
President | Bass
Ed is a fourth-year Philosophy and Maths student. Alongside MadGroup, Ed also secured a university Choral Scholarship with St Salvator’s Chapel Choir in his first year. He has previously held a Choral Scholarship position at Sherborne School on his Gap Year and was a recipient of the Vincent Evans award whilst a member of Sherborne Abbey Choir. Ed started singing as a chorister in Sherborne Abbey which culminated in his two years as Head Chorister before his transition to the ‘back rows’.
Theo is a second-year Arabic and Middle East studies student. He started his choral singing with St Margaret’s, Westminster Abbey, before becoming head chorister of Westminster School Chamber and Chapel Choirs, with regular services in the Abbey, and concerts at the Barbican Centre, Ripon Cathedral, and the Royal Festival Hall.
Secretary | Bass
Josh is a second-year studying German and Spanish. Alongside being in Madrigal Group for a second year, he is a Choral Scholar in St Salvator’s Chapel Choir, is Assistant Musical Director for Chamber Choir, and sings in the Alleycats. In his first year, he held a choral scholarship with the Renaissance Singers. Previously, he was head chorister at St Peter’s School, York, where he also picked up trumpet and guitar. He is an alumnus of the 18-25 National Youth Choir, with which he sang in the Royal Albert Hall, Snape Maltings, and even recorded with John Rutter.
Sterling is a fourth-year studying International Relations and Arabic. Among other musical endeavors, he has been a member of Madrigal Group since first year, and he is always honored to sing alongside such wonderful people.