Friday, November 18, 2011

SBU Chamber Singers present “Ye Olde Madrigal Dinners”

Southwest Baptist University News Release
Contact: Sharina Smith, Office of Marketing & Communications
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BOLIVAR, Mo. – The Chamber Singers of Southwest Baptist University will present the traditional “Ye Olde Madrigal Dinners” on Thursday and Friday, December 1 and 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the McClelland Dining Facility on the Bolivar campus. Tickets are on sale now and must be reserved in advance by calling the music department at (417) 328-1644.

The annual event features a five-course meal served to patrons amid the merriment, music, revelry, and traditions of Elizabethan England. The Chamber Singers will present repertoire from Renaissance to contemporary genres. 

“The music, the decor, the costumes, the antics of our Lord of Misrule, the lovable Court Friar—this is truly an evening of great entertainment,” said Dr. Jim Tarrant, professor of music and director of choral studies at SBU. Dr. Tarrant continues, “Add to that the fantastic food and you have an evening out, full of memories. How can there be a better way to open the Yuletide season?”

The SBU Chamber Singers are Amy Marrs, Deborah Breon, Leigha Stockton, Elizabeth McClure, Shannon Gray, Michaela Tucker, Scott Davis, David Ezzell, Scott Summers, Patrick Mattia, and Jesse Wright.


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