Harmony

LCS Lion's Roar: Harmony - Feb. 12, 2021

Harmony

In music, harmony is the combination of different musical notes to form a single chord which is pleasant to hear. For the LCS Madrigal Singers, harmony is both a means and an end to the a cappella performance of secular and sacred music from the Renaissance period. Complex musical compositions fuse complementary notes and lyrics into a single beautiful piece. Getting it right takes rehearsals.This year, rehearsals have echoed their own sort of harmony. On Monday, while most Academy students studied from home, the Madrigals joined director Ms. Rebecca Faust-Frodl to practice in the gymnasium where they could practice music while practicing social distancing. Many students wore special “duck bill” face masks developed by Broadway artists to allow sounds to resonate properly without inhibiting proper breathing.

It hasn’t been an easy year for musical performance, but with enough attention to a concert of safety measures, the Madrigals have found a way to practice together. And because they did, the empty hallways of the school rang with their timeless harmonies.