Dawson Community College Music Department will present its eighteenth annual production of the Madrigal Dinner on December 4 and 5 at the Toepke Center on the DCC campus. The castle doors will open each evening at 5:30, with feasting and festivities commencing at 6 pm.
Transformed into a Renaissance castle, the Toepke Center becomes the backdrop to a feast for eyes and ears fit for a king. Traditional and contemporary music awaits the castle guests as vocal and instrumental performers, jesters, jugglers, and dancers provide the Lord of the Manner and his court an evening of enjoyment. Time honored processions featuring Wassail, Beef Bourguignon, and Flaming Pudding transport the audience through the evening. Guided by the Jester and Merton, Lord of Misrule, each guest will play a role in their given kingdom.
Local music students contributing to this year’s event include John Bement, Mandy Burlison, Chantell Bury, Craig Christianson, Cassandra Everson, Jacob Gehnert, Hannah Huschka, Sierra Jonas, Mara Kuehn, Aimee Kuntz, Brittany Ryan, Ryan Samuelson, Mette Scarpholt, BobiJo Schipman, Angela Schneider, Whitney Skillestad, and John Stonehocker. Students from surrounding areas include Suela Cela, Rosebud, Laura Clark, Lesley Clark, and Deberlena Egar, Sidney; Brittany DeMint, Billings; Katie Gorman and Zach Umback, Fairview; Samantha Hamburg and Jasmine Murray, Savage; Asa Harris, Miles City; Derrek Ingledue, Plentywood; JoLysa Jones, Hinsdale; Caroline Kunst, Forsyth; Trisha Loewen, Glasgow; Inga Nead, Livingston; Kaity Nolte, Colstrip; Jeannette Oliphant, Joliet; Dylan Whiting, Dillon; Emily Prouty, Harvey, North Dakota; Mandy Fulton, Golva, North Dakota; and Tommy Hillard, Estherville, Indiana. Students, staff, faculty, and alumni will also contribute to the production of the evening. The Madrigal Dinner truly is a community event.
Tickets are $20 and may be purchased by calling DCC at 377.9415. For more information, contact Lisa Shields at 406.377.9456 or [email protected]. Proceeds from this event support DCC music department scholarships and activities.