FAU Presents a Madrigal Dinner As a Holiday Tradition

FAU Presents a Madrigal Dinner As a Holiday Tradition

by FAU College of Arts and Letters | Monday, Nov 06, 2017

The Department of Music in Florida Atlantic University's Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters continues their holiday tradition in presenting the seventh annual Madrigal Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Gregory's Episcopal Church, 100 NE Mizner Blvd, Boca Raton. The event reflects a Renaissance evening full of pageantry and entertainment, including a court jester, wandering minstrels and other characters, as well as delicious succulent food and extraordinary music. Individual tickets are $100, with table prices available. Reservations can be made at fauf.fau.edu/madrigal or by calling 561-297-2337.

"We are excited to continue this fun tradition at FAU" said Patti Fleitas, director of FAU's vocal studies program. "Guests are encouraged to dress in period costume and share the magic of this Renaissance tradition."

 The dinner is modeled after the feasts of the Renaissance when Lords and Ladies of large manors would prepare huge holiday celebrations. Following a cocktail hour, guests will be invited into the dining room and seated at their tables. The king and queen will then enter the room leading a procession of their noble guests, which will include FAU's madrigal singers, costumed true to the period. A full-course meal will be served with instrumental fanfares announcing meal courses and events. Following dinner, a concert of seasonal and madrigal music will entertain guests.