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 go on sale for $30 per person at the CHS Music Office (Entrance 30 - Northeast side of the building across from the tennis courts) beginning on Monday, Nov. 19. 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.
Any alumni who live out of the area may contact the Music Office to order tickets over the phone; however, seats will be reserved as best available when payment is received. Payments may be in the form of check/money order or cash (made payable to CHS Music) and must be received in our Music Office no later than Nov. 27.
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 each year by the CHS Cafeteria staff.
In honor of our 40th year, we will be hosting an Alumni Reception following the 4 p.m. performance on Saturday, Dec. 1. We hope you consider joining us and catching up with former cast members and sharing memories of your time in the Madrigal Dinner. We will serve coffee and have some photos on display. Visit the CHS Madrigal Dinner facebook page at www.facebook.com/chsmadrigal