In 1942, the popular and elite choral group "The Madrigalians" was born. Featuring a select group of students from the chorus and girls glee club, the group sang and performed "madrigals," or "short, amorous poems set to music." Often, the group would perform these in-part and unaccompanied songs while seated around a table. This was a nod to the history of the form, as Elizabethan Era madrigals were often sung while dinner guests were still seated. In later years, the group was referred to as "The Madrigals" or the "Madrigal Singers."