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Reservations for ISU Madrigal Feast due Dec. 10

November 19, 2009

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. --The Indiana State University Sycamore Singers will present their annual Yuletide Madrigal Dinners on Friday, Dec. 11 and Saturday, Dec. 12, beginning at 7pm, in the Great Hall and Sanctuary of St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 215 N. Seventh Street in Terre Haute.

The madrigal feast, brought to England from Italy during the 16th century, was a type of private, often informal dining and singing entertainment at the castles and homes of the gentry.

Students dressed in Renaissance period costumes will present a variety of festivities throughout the evening, including royal toasts, the procession of the boar's head, the presentation of a humorous and enjoyable play entitled "Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Let Down Your Heir," and a concert of sacred, predominantly Christmas choral selections. Between the toasts and play will be a wonderful dinner of holiday cranberry salad, roast loin of pork, bread stuffing, roasted red potatoes, green beans, dinner rolls, dessert, and an assortment of beverages, catered by Boo's Crossroads Café.

The cost for this event is $30 per person, and reservations can be made by calling the Department of Music Choral Office at 812-237-4590, or by coming to the Center for Performing and Fine arts, Room 222 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to make reservations in person. Payment for the reservations can be made by check, money order, or cash. Credit cards cannot be accepted.

Tickets must be reserved and paid for by Dec. 10. Cancellations cannot be refunded.

Contact: Mark Carlisle, Voice and Choral Division, ISU Music Department, (812) 237-4590
Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, (812) 237-3783,