Welcome to our website

Madregalia was formed in September, 2003 as a forum for singing early music on the Monterey Peninsula. Initially the group had no name, but when it was decided to do a concert for friends in 2006 the name Mad Regalia was adopted with enthusiasm by the group, inspired by our selection of colorful costumery for the concert. The name quickly shortened to one word and has stuck. Many singers from around Monterey County have participated in the group over the years.

The Pastyme Consort is made up of 6 instrumentalists, many of whom also sing in Madregalia. They join with the vocalists to add color and depth to the concerts. The default instrumentation is violins and viols, with the occasional use of recorders and percussion.

Current membership:
Soprano: Elaine DeMarco, Jody Lee, Judi Moncrief, Diane Rowe
Alto: Laura Frank, Susan Green, MaryClare Martin, Kelli Morgantini
Tenor: David Canright, Brian Jacobson, Robin Jensen, Edward Moncrief, Mark Stevens
Bass: Russell Frank, Andrew Passell, Frank Raab, Scott Wilson

Violins: Jacqueline Pierce, Shirley Tofte
Treble Viols: Elaine DeMarco, Laura Frank
Tenor Viols: Russell Frank, Charlotte Thomas
Bass Viols: Jeff DeMarco, Penny Hanna (special guest artist)
Recorders: Jeff DeMarco, Laura Frank, Judi Moncrief, Mark Stevens, Charlotte Thomas
Cittern: Laura Frank
Guitar: Edward Moncrief
Percussion: Kristen Thompson
Sackbutts: Charlie MacDowell, Suzanne Mudge, John Thomas (Special Guest Artists) Harpsichord: Michael Peterson (Special Guest Artist)