About Madrigals

Madrigals is Beckman's premier mixed choir.  Admission is through audition only, and consists mainly of Juniors and Seniors.  It is expected that members will be performing throughout the vocal community in Southern California and beyond.  Members represent BHS in the Southern California Vocal Arts Regional and All State Honor Festivals, the Honors Performance Series with students performing at Carnegie Hall, the Sydney Opera House, and  the Musikverein in Vienna Austria, as well as at  universities and summer arts intensive programs around the world.

Madrigals Choir Officers

Himawari Rueff
Soprano Section Leader

Himawari Rueff is the Madrigals Soprano section leader and the Head of Department this year. She is currently a senior, and this will be her fourth year in the Beckman Choir program and her third year in Madrigals. Recently, Himawari has been in various musicals and plays such as Beauty and the Beast, Maul of the Dead, and Addams Family. Himawari can't wait to make many more memories in choir and hopes to make this year special for everyone in the Beckman Choir program. 

Bel Cope Alto Section Leader

Bel Cope is the Madrigals Alto section leader. Her most notable performances have been as Grandma Addams in Beckman’s Addams family musical.  She’s excited for her third year in Beckman’s Madrigal choir.  After high school, Bel wants to major in Music and Psychology to become a music therapist, while also composing her own music on the side.  She is looking forward to all the performances yet to come.

Cole Taylor Tenor Section Leader

Cole Taylor is the Tenor section leader for both Mixed and Madrigals choir. He’s currently powering through his senior year and his fourth year within the Beckman Choir program. He’s very proud of all of his past performances with both theatre and choir and is excited to add more performances to his repertoire. He’s looking forward to a great final year at Beckman.

Austin Elkins Bass Section Leader

Austin Elkins, the Bass and Baritone section leader in Madrigals and Mixed choir, is currently a senior at Beckman High School. This is his fourth year in Beckman Choir and tenth year singing. Austin is excited for this year's inevitably awesome shows, and can't wait to work with all of the great singers in choir! He was recently in The Addams Family as Gomez and is the current president of theatre. He is also looking forward to graduating and continuing to sing opera professionally.

Bianca Bork Social Media

Social Media Manager, Bianca Bork is currently in her senior year of high school and is a member of the Madrigals Choir. In previous years, Bianca was part of both Mixed Choir (Freshman Year), and Bel Canto, where she was the First Soprano Section Leader in her Junior Year. Outside of choir, she is also involved in Advanced Theatre (Vice President), and aims to pursue Musical Theatre after graduation. 

Jennifer Tran Social Media and Librarian

Jennifer Tran is glad to be part of the officer’s board again this year! She is this year's librarian and social media technician! Before Beckman, she did choir throughout elementary and middle school which gave her an opportunity to be part of honor choir. This year will be her fourth year in high school choir! Although she's made many memories in choir already, she hopes to make more this year! Jennifer is excited to make this another amazing year!!

James Fung Librarian

James is the Madrigals librarian and a tenor. He is a senior and has been in choir for four years. He loves getting the opportunity to sing and do what he loves most. He looks forward to many performances and opportunities for music and to grow with the rest of his peers in choir.

Derin Apay VAPA Committee Representative

Derin is currently a Sophomore at Beckman and has been in choir since 6th grade at Pioneer Middle School. This is his first year in Madrigals, as well as his first year being an Officer. He absolutely loves it, and can’t wait for whats to come for his future years.