BHSU Music Department prepares for annual Madrigal Dinner

The Black Hills State University Music Department will be hosting their annual Madrigal Dinner fundraiser event Dec. 1-3 at 6:30 p.m. in Meier Hall.   

This popular annual event features an ensemble of 18 singers that specialize in performing early Renaissance music. 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 court jester will present a program with performances of several traditional carols including “The Boars Head Carol,” “A Wassail Song,” and “Silent Night.”  

The Madrigal Dinner is $60 a plate and features a roasted pumpkin soup for starters, apple and bacon stuffed pork loin as the main course, and a salted caramel chai cheesecake for dessert. 

The Friday performance is already sold out with remaining performances expected to sell out soon as well. Those interested in attending are encouraged to make reservations as soon as possible at or by calling Jennifer Holz at 605.642.6420, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon - Fri. Please note any dietary needs such as vegetarian meals or nut allergies when making reservations.