The OTHS Madrigal Singers herald in the holiday season with a Madrigal Dinner and multiple community outreach events

The OTHS Madrigal Singers participated in the O’Fallon Homecoming Parade, one of many community events at which they perform.

O’Fallon, IL. – All are invited to usher in the holiday season with O’Fallon Township High School’s 41st annual Madrigal Dinner, held November 30-December 2, 2018, at the OTHS Milburn campus, 650 Milburn School Road, O’Fallon, IL.

The Madrigal Dinner is a renaissance-themed dinner theatre hosted by the OTHS Chamber Choir under the direction of Erick Price, as well as a cast of actors, barmen and wenches, and brass ensemble. “As the new Vocal Director at OTHS, I haven’t been through the production of this performance yet. But my favorite thing so far is being able to work with these amazing students on beautiful music!” noted Price.

The school is transformed into the halls of a great medieval castle filled with sparkling Christmas trees and ornate table settings. “Madrigals was one of the best and most magical parts of my high school career,” says Rachel Hayden, 2017 Queen of the Royal Court. “The most fun aspects to me were the play and its interactions with the audience, the dinner breaks when the royal court interacts with the kids, and the gorgeous music sung by the choir.” The production features music, revelry, and a delicious meal with hot wassail for toasting. 

A tradition of pageantry for many, the Madrigal Dinner is the perfect way to share an evening of delightful music, hearty laughter, and all-around entertainment with family and friends. Royal Dinners include a three-course meal and reserved seating for $20, and Beggars Feasts offer light refreshments and general seating for $10. For more information and to order tickets (through November 26th), please visit www.othschoir.com/madrigals/. 

From now until the end of the year, the ensemble will also partake in many outreach events throughout the community, including the Optimist Santa Parade in Belleville on November 23, the O’Fallon Illuminated Holiday Parade on November 24, the Tinsel Around Town event in Downtown O’Fallon on December 8, the Belleville Christkindlmarkt on December 13, and many others. Come let the magic of the OTHS Madrigal Singers start your holiday season!