Madrigals are “unaccompanied contrapuntal part-songs on a secular poetic theme”... the theme usually being Love, Sex, Death or Dancing (much like all popular music). 

We particularly enjoy singing madrigals of the English school, c1580-1625, which were written mostly for domestic entertainment in the pre-Netflix era; but we also perform continental pieces from a similar period, and some later items. 

Late Elizabethan England saw a great outpouring of composing talent, and our aim is to bring this wonderful material to modern ears…

 

 

Waltham Madrigals don't dress up like this, sorry!