About Us

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.

Current membership:


Soprano: Elaine DeMarco, Jody Lee, Marilyn Maxner, Judi Moncrief

Alto: Nona Jean Childress, Laura Frank, MaryClare Martin, Kelli Morgantini, Christine Shiber

Tenor: Brian Jacobson, David Canright, Robin Jensen, Edward Moncrief, Mark Stevens

Bass: Russell Frank, John Heyl, Frank Raab, Michael Russell, Francis Toldi

Pastyme Consort

Violins and Viola: Nona Jean Childress, Elizabeth Gaver (special guest artist)

Treble Viols: Elaine DeMarco, Laura Frank

Tenor Viol: Russell Frank

Bass Viol: Troy Brunke, Jeff DeMarco, Penny Hanna (special guest artist)

Renaissance Guitar: Elaine DeMarco

String Drum: Troy Brunke

Recorders: Laura Arnow, Laura Frank, Ursi Frei, Carleton Macy, Igor Poklad

Dulcian and Shawm: Francis Toldi

Organ: Kathy Kirkwood

Percussion: Mike Novo