Our Director, Cary Ratcliff
Artistic Director Cary Ratcliff is now in his sixth season with Madrigalia. Under his direction, the chorus has released two CD recordings: "For Better, For Worse: Music About Marriage", and "On This Day Earth Shall Ring." The chorus also contributed to the recording of Ratcliff’s large-scale opera "Eleni." Known as a composer of choral, orchestral, chamber music, art song, and opera, Ratcliff also is keyboardist with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Recordings include a Harmonia Mundi 2015 release of his oratorio "Ode To Common Things" on poems of Pablo Neruda, by Conspirare under Craig Hella Johnson, which was nominated for Best Choral Performance for the 2016 Grammys; and "Kathryn Lewek Sings Cary Ratcliff" on Albany Records.
His compositions can be explored at www.Ratcliffmusic.com
He and his wife Marjorie Relin enjoy biking, folk dancing, gardening, traveling, and spending time with their seven grandchildren.