DeKalb High plans Madrigal Dinners
The DeKalb High School Music Department is preparing for its 26th annual Madrigal Dinners.
This holiday event showcases the DeKalb High School Chamber Choir, an audition-only vocal ensemble of 26 singers directed by Travis Erikson. Outfitted in attire inspired by Italian 15th century Renaissance garments constructed by Donna Xidis-Schultz and the DeKalb Theater Costumers, the choir will perform a variety of a cappella music ranging from traditional Christmas carols and chansons from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Vocal and instrumental groups also performing include troubadours, pages, a brass ensemble, a string quartet and jesters to entertain.
Three Madrigal Dinners will be offered this year: Dec. 14 at DeKalb High School and Dec. 20 and 21 at Northern Illinois University’s Altgeld Hall. Seating begins at 5:30 p.m. and the processional begins at 6 p.m.
Tickets for the Dec. 14 performance cost $20 for adults and students and $10 for a children’s meal for ages 10 and younger. This meal will be catered by Nat’s on Maple. A vegetarian meal is available upon request.
Tickets for the performances at Altgeld Hall cost $30 for adults and students and $12 for a children’s meal for ages 10 and younger. A vegetarian meal is available upon request.
Call Angel Smith at the DeKalb High School Music department at 815-754-2120 to inquire about the menu and to order tickets before Dec. 11.
There will be gallery and balcony seating for both events on a first-come, first-served basis. Cost is $5.