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USI Madrigal Feaste a holiday tradition

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November 20, 2013 | Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
Associate Professor of Music Performing Arts Department 812-464-1736
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Zaja Baker performs at last year's Madrigal Feaste.
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Due to weather, all remaining USI Madrigal Feaste events have been canceled. Refunds will be issued in coming days. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The University of Southern Indiana Madrigal Ensemble will present the 44th Annual Madrigal Feaste December 5-8 in Carter Hall in the University Center.

The reenactment of a renaissance royal feast will be held at 7:30 p.m. December 5-7 (doors open at 7 p.m.) and 1 p.m. December 8 (doors open at 12:30 p.m.)

The evening is a scripted event with processionals and music accompanying each item on the menu. This is USI’s oldest musical tradition, a festive way to begin the holiday season.  This year’s event is set in Renaissance Ireland.    

The USI Chamber Choir will entertain with selections of old English Madrigals, Irish traditional folk songs and carols, and stirring choral selections for the holiday season from a wide variety of European repertory.

This year’s menu will include tossed green salad, hot wassail (spiced cider), soup of beef and barley, his majesty’s roasted chicken, holiday roasted potatoes, and fresh steamed vegetables, bread pudding with rum sauce, tea and coffee.

Ticket prices are $34 for adults and $28 for students and senior citizens and may be reserved by calling 812/461-5237.  Tickets may also be ordered online.

For more information, call Daniel R. Craig, director of USI choral activities, at 812/464-1736.

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Evansville, Indiana 47712 Phone 812/464-8600
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