School Music Dept. will present its 44th annual Madrigal Dinners on December
2-4 in the school cafeteria. All seats are reserved and tickets go on sale
for $30 per person at the CHS Music Office (Entrance 30 on the Northeast
side of the building across from the tennis courts) beginning with early
bird sales on Friday, Nov. 18, for Duneland Schools staff and the general
Early bird ticket
sales, on Friday, Nov. 18 only, will be from 3:00-4:30 p.m.
New this year, for
one day only on Monday, Nov. 21 the ticket sales time frame will be extended
to 6 p.m. to help accommodate those people who need to come late in the day.
Those hours, on Monday, Nov. 21, only, are from 7:30-11:45 a.m. and
Tuesday, Nov. 22, tickets will be sold on school days from 7:30-11:45 a.m.
and 12:45-4:00 p.m. through Friday, December 2. No phone orders will be
taken and there will be no exchanges or refunds. Performance times are
Friday, Dec. 2, at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 3, at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.;
and Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
The CHS Cafeteria
will be transformed into a “Greate Hall” complete with Elizabethan settings
and costumes for “Ye Olde Madrigal Christmas Feasts.” The Madrigal is set in
the 16th Century and represents the traditions of the Christmas season
through spoken and musical offerings.
The cast of
approximately 100 CHS music students dressed in medieval costume sing, play,
juggle, amuse and serve throughout each of the five performances. The
students and their directors, Kathy Barbian, Phil Loos, Kristin Morris,
Julia Rutherford-Cardinale, Lisa Scheiber, and Tom Schnabel all work each
year to present a quality performance.
Included in the
Madrigal along with the music and drama is a complete breast of chicken
dinner. The dinner includes a relish tray, chicken breast, mashed potatoes,
green beans, salad, wassail, and dessert. A nut free plate or vegetarian
plate including dessert will be available with your request at the time of
The meal is
prepared each year by the CHS Cafeteria staff.