Madrigal Dinner tickets on sale in NovemberWritten by Admin
Tickets for the 2011 Madrigal Dinner at Western Carolina University went on sale Tuesday, Nov. 1.
The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3, in the Grandroom of the A.K. Hinds University Center.
Held annually since 1970, the Madrigal Dinner features entertainment, costumes, pageantry and food authentic of 16th-century England. During each dinner, the Early Music Ensemble, directed by Michael Lancaster — the newly appointed director of choral activities — will perform alongside a trio of herald trumpets and a trio of period instruments played by WCU music faculty Will Peebles and Bruce Frazier and WCU alumna Diana Fisher. Performers include a jester, the lord and lady of the feast and others.
The menu will include a choice of three entrees (grilled pork loin chop with bourbon-apple glaze, honey-citrus glazed Cornish game hen, or a vegetarian plate featuring a shepherd’s pie) and will be served with wassail, salad, roasted garlic mashed new potatoes, glazed carrots, plum pudding, rolls, tea, water and coffee. Tables seat eight apiece.
Tickets are $35 ($20. for WCU students) and may be purchased in the University Center administrative offices (on the second floor) or by calling 828.227.7206 for credit card orders.