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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Annual Madrigal Dinner by Xavier’s Department of Music

Xavier University’s Conaton Board Room in Schmidt Hall will again transform into a Renaissance feasting hall complete with court nobles, musicians, heralding trumpets, elegant food and divine music on Friday, December 11 at 7:00 p.m. as the Xavier Music Department presents its seventh annual Madrigal Dinner. The cost of the dinner is $45 per person with checks payable to Xavier University Music Department. Reservations are limited and can be made by calling 745-3801. Deadline for reservations is December 7.

The Madrigal Dinner will begin with a cocktail hour followed by a traditional Elizabethan feast. Guests will be seated at festively adorned tables where they will enjoy a Christmas dinner with all the trimmings: the Wassail (hot apple cider), the boar’s head (beef course), and Yorkshire pudding.

Xavier’s Edgecliff Vocal Ensemble performs, under the direction of chair/associate professor of music and Master of Ceremonies Tom Merrill, dressed in Renaissance finery. The ensemble provides musical entertainment throughout the evening. After the dinner, they will sing a brief concert of Christmas favorites. Proceeds from the dinner will support Xavier Music Department productions.