Once a year, Morehead State University students, staff and faculty step back in time and place to medieval Europe to present “Ye Olde Madrigal Feaste.”
The community is invited to spend an evening in the company of the lords and ladies, knights and naves, and jesters and jugglers. Preparations are now under way for the musical, visual and culinary celebration, scheduled to be held Thursday and Friday, Dec. 5-6.
The Feaste, the University’s official holiday dinner, is a 21st century recreation of Renaissance feasts held in baronial halls throughout England. The event will feature gourmet food, themed entertainment, vocal and instrumental music and roving performers.
It will be held in the Adron Doran University Center.
The evening’s activities will begin at 6 p.m. with a wine reception The grand processional of the lords and ladies, minstrels and chanteuses will lead guests into the main dining hall for dinner beginning at 7 p.m. Brass fanfare will introduce the madrigal singers, who will fill the “castle” with sounds of the season.
The Ye Olde Madrigal Feaste is presented by faculty, staff and students in the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance.
Seating is limited. Advance reservations are necessary by Monday, Dec. 2.
Individual tickets are $35. Faculty, staff, student and retirees can purchase tickets for $30 for the Thursday evening performance.
Additional information on this year’s Madrigal Feaste is available by calling the Office of Development at 606-783-2033, 877-690-4483 or email firstname.lastname@example.org