Chesterton Tribune


40th annual 'Ye Olde Madrigal Christmas Feasts' this weekend

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Chesterton High School Music Dept. will present its 40th annual Madrigal Dinners on Friday, Nov. 30, Saturday, Dec. 1, and Sunday, Dec. 2, in the school cafeteria. All seats are reserved and tickets are now on sale for $30 per person at the CHS Music Office (Entrance 30 - Northeast side of the building across from the tennis courts). Tickets will be sold from 7:30-11:45 a.m. and 12:45 - 4:00 p.m. through Friday, Nov. 30. No phone orders will be taken and there will be no exchanges or refunds. Performance times are Friday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 1 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. and 5 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, Kristin Morris, Michael Scheiber, and Vincent Arizzi all work each year to present a quality performance.

Included in the Madrigal 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 ticket purchase. The meal is prepared by CHS Cafeteria staff.

To mark the 40th year, there will be an Alumni Reception following the 4 p.m. performance on Saturday, Dec. 1. Alumni should consider joining everyone at the event and catch up with former cast members and sharing memories of past madrigal dinners. There will be coffee served and photos will be on display.

Featured as Lord and Lady of the House are Joseph Kintzel and Jacqueline Santos, accompanied by Madrigal Lordes and Laydes Shawn Adams, Kierstin Berry, Zachary Bozanic, Elizabeth Chandler, Nicholas Cross, Jeffory DeHenes, Nicole Flores, Tanner Fowler, Teonna Hamilton, Shay Hultquist, Jessica Huseman, Kali Klinger, Jillian Malecki, Gabriella Marchese, Abygail Matthys, Colin McEuen, Jacob Merryman, Hannah Newman-Jacobs, Jennifer Nicholas, Sean Puent, Alyssa Randazzo, Nichole Roberts, Oscar Rodriguez, Andrew Roth, Matthew Rotundo, Audrey Stelzer, Amethyst Szubryt, Kyle Thomas, Taylor Troop, Mark VanSessen, Benjamin Westergren and Jacob Williger.

Lackeys are Matthew Hampton and Evan Pearson; Jesters/Jugglers are Amanda Gillespie, Cassandra Mardis, Erin McNicholas, Haley Thoreson; Brian Lesnick and Frank Pejril serving as Steward and Monk, respectively; and Kendall Wright as St. Lucy.

Herald trumpets will be played by Nathan Poczekay and Robert Rosenau; recorders by Michael Lipinski, Gregory Sirko, Damien Thomas and Sydney Walker; and harpsichord by Michael Clemens.

Assisting head serving girls are Lindsey Curdes, Katrina Games, Sarah Saffran, Stelian Benus, Molly Cannon, Abigail Curdes, Adriene Church, Megan Gipson, Joseph Helminski, Aubrey Nagdeman, George Romero, Ainia Russ, Logan Vermillion, Angela Ward.

Bell player/servers are Mariah Bailey, Diva Bridegroom, Krystal Eckerty, Natalia Flores, Lauren Gilbertsen, Veronika Giles, Megan Green, Sereen Haddadin, Jennifer Haggerty, Megan Heslin, Erica Kabelis, Kirsten Leouses, Natalie Mayersky, Kara Miecznikowski, Braelyn Molenda, Leiandra Nelson, Payton Norlington, Emily Percifield, Brandi Shultz, Emma Stricker, Malika Virk, Amanda Waltz, Rebecca Wheeler, Ellyn Winski, Courtland Wood.

Orchestra members are violins-- Aubrey Christofersen, Ariel Lau, Elena Levi, Eleanor Mellin, Liam Murphy, Katie Sikora, Cassidy Smenyak, Eric Zhong; violas-- Addison Dempsay, William Levi, Anthony Vasconi, Laura Whitman; cello--Helena Taft and bass-- James Halpin and Ralph Iatarola.


Posted 11/28/2012