Welcome to our website
Madregalia was formed in September, 2003 as a forum for singing early music on the Monterey Peninsula. Initially the group had no name, but when it was decided to do a concert for friends in 2006 the name Mad Regalia was adopted with enthusiasm by the group, inspired by our selection of colorful costumery for the concert. The name quickly shortened to one word and has stuck. Many singers from around Monterey County have participated in the group over the years.
The Pastyme Consort is made up of several instrumentalists, many of whom also sing in Madregalia. They join with the vocalists to add color and depth to the concerts. The default instrumentation is violins and viols, with the occasional use of recorders, sackbuts, harpsichord, early guitar, and percussion.
Soprano: Laura Arnow, Elaine DeMarco, Jody Lee, Marilyn Maxner, Judi Moncrief
Alto: Nona Jean Childress, Laura Frank, MaryClare Martin, Kelli Morgantini, Robin Jensen
Tenor: David Canright, Brian Jacobson, Robin Jensen, Edward Moncrief, Mark Stevens
Bass: Russell Frank, Andrew Passell, Frank Raab, Francis Toldi
Violins: Nona Jean Childress, Elizabeth Gaver (special guest artist)
Treble Viols: Elaine DeMarco, Laura Frank
Tenor Viol: Russell Frank
Bass Viol: Troy Brunke, Penny Hanna (special guest artist)
Recorders: Laura Arnow, Ursi Frei, Igor Poklad, Francis Toldi
Harpsichord: MaryClare Martin
Dulcian: Francis Toldi
Sackbuts (special guest artists): Michael Cushing, Suzanne Mudge, John Thomas