SDSU to hold 17th biennial Madrigal Dinner

Courtesy photo: The biennial Elizabethan Christmasse Feaste will be held for the first time this year in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available for the four performances, which start Dec. 5. Pictured is the cast for the 2017 production.

BROOKINGS – The South Dakota State University Choral Program will present its biennial Elizabethan Christmasse Feaste for the first time in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center. The 2019 schedule is:

• Dec. 5, 7 p.m.;

• Dec. 6, 7 p.m.;

• Dec. 7, 7 p.m.; and

• Dec. 8, 4 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased at https://www.sdstate.edu/school-performing-arts/music/madrigal-feaste, the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center box office from 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday or by calling the SDSU School of Performing Arts at 688-5187 from 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Individual tickets are $45 and became available Tuesday. A preferred table of eight is $500. The price includes a gourmet meal of mixed greens, herb-roasted pork loin and artisan vegetables, hot wassail and flaming figgy pudding.

Under the direction of Laura Diddle, performances will include Renaissance music by the 18-voice head table singers, holiday favorites by the 20-voice Westminster Singers, familiar carols by The King’s Carolers and a performance by the entire 70-voice SDSU Concert Choir.

“Allow us to ring in the holiday season with your family and friends,” said Diddle, noting the event started in 1987. “Enjoy a candle-lit dinner with exquisite music, playful jesters, comedic interaction and a special guest Lord or Lady of the Manor at each performance.”

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