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posted: 5/30/2014 3:41 PM

Kaneland High Madrigals perform concert fundraiser

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The Kaneland High School Madrigals will perform a concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, at the Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, 307 Cedar Ave., St. Charles. Admission is free; but donations will be accepted to help cover the costs of their upcoming trip to Ireland.

Twenty nine students leave for Ireland on Thursday, June 5, and will be perform 16 different choral selections at St. Columba's Church in Ennis, St. Canice's Cathedral in Kilkenny, St. Mary's Cathedral in Limerick, St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church in Galway, and finally at St. Finbarr's Cathedral in Cork.

This will be the third time the KHS Madrigals have done an international tour. Previous tours took them to Oxford University, Cambridge University and York in 2009; and England and Scotland in 2012.

"On this trip, the students will not only perform six concerts at historically-significant cathedrals, but they will also have an opportunity to visit historically-significant destinations. Along with that, they will have the unique opportunity to listen to music performed by, and learn Irish dance steps from the Irish World Academy," Kaneland Madrigal Singers Director Bryan Kunstman said.

The Madrigals will perform a varied and challenging repertoire. More importantly, they will immerse themselves in other cultures as they "come away with experiences and memories that they will keep with them for the rest of their lives" Kunstman said.

This elite group is composed of students who were selected from the award-winning Kaneland High School Chorus.

For more information, call Kaneland High School at (630) 365-5100, or visit