BHSU Music Department Presents...
A Madrigal Dinner
BHSU Music Department Presents the Madrigal Dinner each year. Last year's performance was an full evening of food, music, and theatrical entertainment in beautiful Clare and Josef Meier Hall at the BHSU Chamber Singers’ presentation of “A Madrigal Dinner.” The Madrigal Dinner is an annual fund-raising event for BHSU’s music department featuring a small ensemble of 19 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 including performances of several a cappella traditional carols such as “The Boar’s Head Carol,” “A Gloucestershire Wassail,” and of course, “Silent Night.”
In addition to great music, the audience will enjoy a wonderful meal catered by A’viands. The first course is a Gingered Butternut Squash Soup with Spicy Pecan Cream followed by a Cornish Game Hen with Honey, Garlic, and fresh Herbs on a Bed of Roasted Root Vegetables and Wild Rice Stuffing. The dessert is Egg Nog Bread Pudding with Vanilla Cream. After dessert, the court will move to recital hall stage to perform a brief concert of Renaissance madrigals which will feature solos, small ensembles, and the full group performing a cappella and harpsichord-accompanied madrigals by master composers of the Renaissance and early Baroque including Thomas Weelkes, Thomas Morley, Jacques Arcadelt, Claudio Monteverdi, and others.
The Madrigal Dinner typically sells out quickly, so make your reservations soon!
Program dates for the 2014 Madrigal Dinner have not been determined yet. Please check back at a later date.
Programs begin at 6:30 pm in Meier Hall, BHSU. Cost is $40. Please make your reservations by filling out the form below or call Jean Osborn at 605.642.6133, 8 am-5 pm Mon-Fri.
Please notify us of any dietary needs such as vegetarian meals or nut allergies when making reservations.