BHSU music students perform in costume for the Madrigal Dinner
Home / Academics / Arts & Humanities / Music / Madrigal Dinner

Madrigal Dinner

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, complete with a recorder ensemble, herald trumpeters, and a post-dinner concert. During the dinner portion of the evening, the court and the court jester will present a program with performances of several traditional carols including “The Boar’s Head Carol,” “A Wassail Song,” and of course, “Silent Night.” 

The 2023 Madrigal Dinner menu includes:



 Roasted butternut squash soup with crispy sage and roasted mild mushrooms


 Yorkshire pudding stuffed with shepherd's pie, roasted butternut squash, and   roasted broccolini


 Carmel apple and pomegranate bread pudding

2023 Madrigal Dinner

Dates: Thursday, , Friday, , and Saturday,

Dinner begins at 6:30 with a social hour at 5:30 

Cost: $60 per plate

Please make reservations by filling out the form below and if you have questions about reservations call Katherine Kemp at (605)642-6420, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon - Fri.

*Registration for this year is now closed*

Contact Info

Jonathan Nero
Meier Hall 126 Map
Phone: 605-642-6628

Black Hills State University
1200 University St. Unit 9003
Spearfish, SD, USA 57799-9003

Take The Next Step

Develop valuable personal relationships in a small community with amazing faculty and staff while thriving in the outdoors of the Black Hills.