Recently, Rockville’s Glenview Mansion had an open house event to celebrate the community spirit and friendship for the holiday season.
Glenview Mansion is an elaborate house known for its elegant architecture and gardens. Built for entertainment, it is a popular destination for weddings and private parties.To spread the Christmas cheer, Richard Montgomery’s very own Madrigals sang at the open house.
At Richard Montgomery High School, Madrigals is a special a capella group in which people must to audition to be in the group. According to senior Nancy Jin, not much preparation was needed for this event since the Madrigals had sung the same songs at other events in the past few weeks, like at the MCR meeting and their local winter concert.
Junior Muye Wang hopes to participate in this event again next year. She said, “It was a great experience and the atmosphere was very warm.” The Madrigals also want to thanks choral music department head Ronald Frezzo for his hard work ensuring that the event went smoothly.
“For how panicked Mr. Frezzo was, I’d say it went pretty well,” said Jin. “I thought our acoustics were less than ideal, but the people who were listening seemed to enjoy us, so that made it all worth it.”
After performing, the group had the opportunity to tour the mansion. Since it was Christmas time, the mansion was filled to the brim with Christmas decorations and art, a sight Madrigals was very pleased to see.
“It was just so pleasant to take in and it was really nice to see the decorations that were put up around the mansion,” said Wang. Not only was this event an unforgettable experience for the guests to hear Madrigals sing so beautifully, but also for the Madrigals to be able to visit such a splendidly gorgeous abode.
Article by MoCo Student staff writer Liz Choi of Richard Montgomery High School.