BHSU Music Department Presents...
A Madrigal Dinner
Audiences will be treated to a full evening of food, music, and theatrical entertainment in Clare and Josef Meier Hall at BHSU’s presentation of “A Madrigal Dinner.” The Madrigal Dinner is an annual fund-raising event for BHSU’s music department featuring a small ensemble of 18 singers that specializes in performing early music each fall semester. The singers, in Renaissance garb, will portray a sixteenth-century king, queen, and court who have invited the audience to a Christmas feast in the castle’s great hall. During the dinner portion of the evening, the court and the court jester will present a program with performances of several traditional carols and Renaissance music including “The Boar’s Head Carol,” “A Wassail Song,” and of course, “Silent Night.” In addition to beautiful music, the audience will enjoy a wonderful meal catered by A’viands. The first course is a Brie & Cheddar Apple Beer Soup followed by Maple Cranberry Glazed Turkey Breast with Sausage and Herb Stuffing and Green Beans and Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake for dessert.
After dessert, the court will perform a short one-act opera in English called Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian-Carlo Menotti. In this miraculous story, the Three Kings stop for shelter at the home of Amahl, a poor disabled shepherd boy, and his widowed mother while following the star to Bethlehem.
The Madrigal Dinner typically sells out quickly, so make your reservations soon!
2018 Madrigal Dinner/Amahl and the Night Visitors:
In Meier Hall, BHSU – 6:00 p.m. - $45 per plate
- Thursday, November 29 - SOLD OUT
- Friday, November 30 - SOLD OUT
- Saturday, December 1 - SOLD OUT
- Sunday, December 2 - SOLD OUT
For the opera alone – without dinner: $15
Amahl and the Night Visitors will begin at 8:00 pm.
A silent auction will be held each night.
NOTE: All dates have been sold out. For questions, please call Raena Martinez at 605.642.6420, 8am -5pm Mon-Fri.