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Webb School of Knoxville’s Madrigal Singers

Webb School of Knoxville’s Madrigal Singers


 


Webb School of Knoxville’s Madrigal Singers are part of the school’s strong tradition of
excellence in the choral performing arts. Webb’s Madrigal Singers, wearing elaborate
costumes of the Renaissance era, traditionally sing for Madrigal Dinners during the
holiday season. As a service to the community, the Madrigal performers sing at a number
of different venues annually during the holidays. Each year we have from 15 to 20
performances lined up for the Holidays.
Webb’s Madrigal Singers is a highly select and auditioned group of 30 performers,
consisting of 10 th through the 12 th grade students. The Singers participate in a national
competition every other spring, singing a repertoire of various music genres. Students in
the music program have sung with the Knoxville Opera Company and with the Knoxville
Symphony Orchestra. They also perform at several locations around the country,
including Washington D.C., Orlando, Fla., New York City, and in Europe with the
Tennessee Ambassadors of Music.
The director of Webb School of Knoxville’s Madrigal Singers is LeAnne Johnson, now in
her 12th year of teaching choral music at Webb School and 25 th year teaching music.
Johnson previously performed at Dollywood and with the Knoxville Opera Company.
Jean Helbig is chair of the arts department at Webb. She is also assistant choral director
and accompanist, and has taught at Webb School for 26 years. Additionally, Helbig
teaches private piano classes and is the accompanist at Robertsville Baptist Church in
Oak Ridge, Tenn.