- Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 6:30pm
- Strand Union Building - view map
Tickets are now on sale through the Bobcat Ticket Office for Montana State University's popular Madrigal Dinner, to be held Saturday Dec. 6 and Sunday Dec. 7 in the Strand Student Union Ballrooms on the campus of Montana State University.
Tickets are $35, and may be purchased at the Bobcat Ticket Office in the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., free parking for ticket buyers is provided in the lot directly below the ticket office. Tickets may also be purchased over the phone (994-CATS) or online at ticketswest.com (search "Montana State Madrigal Dinner"), a convenience fee is required for purchases made online or over the phone. Tickets for performances in the Student Union Ballrooms may be purchased through December 4th.
The MSU School of Music production, in its 49th year, transports contemporary guests to a Renaissance feast. For two nights the MSU SUB ballroom is transformed into a great baronial hall. SUB catering creates a traditional Renaissance dinner with a gourmet twist and knaves and wenches perform traditional carols sung for centuries during the twelve days of Christmas.
Paul Birkeland, director of MSU catering, and his crew will prepare a menu featuring a pork loin dinner or a vegetarian option with all the fixings. The dinner ends with traditional English pudding.
The Montana State University Chorale is devoted to the artistic and inspirational performance of distinguished choral literature. The ensemble is selected by audition each spring from Montana State's enrollment of 13,000 students. Chorale's annual performance itinerary includes two formal concerts each semester. Special events for Chorale include production of the Madrigal Dinner, regional and international tours.
Chorale members look forward to an international tour every three years. Recent tours have taken the ensemble to China, the Philippines and several European countries including the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Switzerland and Italy. In May, 2009 Chorale performed in major venues in France and Spain including Notre-Dame in Paris and Santa Maria del Pi in Barcelona.
Part of Chorale's mission is to represent Montana State University in concerts throughout Montana and the region. As part of their commitment to this mission in March, 2009 Chorale performed joint concerts with three Montana High Schools: Hamilton High, Flathead High in Kalispell and Great Falls High School. Also, in 2006 Chorale performed at the American Choral Directors Association's Northwest Division Convention.
The other ensembles participating in the Madrigal Dinner are the Montanans and the MSU Youth Chorale.
Seating will open at 6:05pm.
- Kirk Aamot