Visit 15th-century Europe on campus this November, when the University of Southern Indiana Chamber Choir presents its 50th annual Madrigal Feaste, heralding the start of the holiday season.
The Madrigal Feaste will be held Thursday, November 21 – Sunday, November 24 in Carter Hall located in University Center West on the USI campus. Doors open at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 1 p.m. for the Sunday matinee.
First performed in 1969 and USI’s most enduring musical tradition, the Madrigal Feaste is a reenactment of a 15th-century royal feast, including dancing and merriment on a grand scale. Processionals and holiday music accompanying each item on the menu as performers and guests welcome the holiday season.
The USI Chamber Choir will entertain with selections of old English Madrigals, Irish traditional folk songs and carols, as well as stirring choral selections for the holiday season from a wide variety of European repertory. A collaborative effort, the Madrigal Feaste partners talented faculty and students with University Dining Services to choreograph an evening fit for a king.
This year’s menu will include green tossed salad, hot wassail, soup of beef and barley, roasted chicken, holiday roasted potatoes, fresh steamed vegetables, bread pudding with rum sauce, tea and coffee.
Tickets are $29 for USI students and seniors (60+) and $35 for adults and non-USI students. To purchase tickets, visit USI.edu/madrigals or call at 812-461-5237.
For more information, contact Dan Craig, associate professor of music, at 812-464-1736.
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