Chicago, IL


Love of singing was the genesis of the group now known as The Elizabethans, who first began singing together just for fun in 1970. In 1971, the Madrigal Singers, as they were then called, performed for the History Club of Wheaton, Illinois. That public performance was the first in what was to become a long history of concerts throughout the greater Chicago area. The singers renamed the group The Elizabethans in the early 70es.

One member became the official researcher and designer of the groupes authentic Elizabethan era gowns, research which included a trip to England. "You can't always depend on costume books," she noted. Another member, an accomplished milliner, designed hats to complete the costumes.


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