The Chesterton High
School Music Dept. will present its 45th annual Madrigal Dinners on December
1-3 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 with early bird sales on Friday, Nov. 17 for Duneland School staff
and the general public.
Early bird ticket
sales on Friday, Nov. 17 only will be from 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
On Monday, Nov. 20
the ticket sales time frame will be extended to 6:00 p.m. to help
accommodate those people who need to come late in the day. Those hours on
Monday, Nov. 20, only are from 7:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. and 12:45p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 21, tickets will be sold on school days from 7:30 a.m.-11:45
a.m. and 12:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m. through Friday, December 1. No phone orders
will be taken and there will be no exchanges or refunds. Performance times
are Friday, Dec. 1 at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 2 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00
p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 3 at 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 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, Vince Arizzi, Kathy Barbian, Phil Loos, Kristin Morris,
Julia Rutherford-Cardinale, and Lisa Scheiber work each year to present a
Included in the
Madrigal along with the music and drama is a complete 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.