Tickets Available for 40th Annual Madrigal Feastes
Tickets are on sale for the 40th annual Madrigal Feastes at EKU.
The Madrigal Singers, under the direction of Dr. Sue Ellen Ballard, will join with Aramark Dining Services to present the Feastes on Friday, Dec. 10, and Saturday, Dec. 11, in the Grand Ballroom of the Keen Johnson Building. The doors open at 6 p.m. nightly, with seating beginning at 6:45. The first fanfare will sound at 7.
Tickets, $26 each, can be purchased in the Colonel 1 Office, Room 17 of the Powell Building. Visa and MasterCard reservations may be made by calling 622-2179.
The Singers, accompanied by faculty and student instrumentalists, will present the music for the event, which recreates the song, dance and festivities of 16th Century English madrigal dinners. Guests will also enjoy a five-course meal, prepared and served by Aramark Dining Services.
As part of the 4oth anniversary of the event, the Singers have written the script for this year, which incorporates the Princess seeking the Kingís approval to allow men of the court to win her affection. Throughout the evening, vying troubadours will be eliminated through various events. Madrigal Singers alumni will be honored guests for the evening.
Proceeds from the annual community favorite benefit EKUís Department of Music.