Denison Chamber Singers Host Renaissance Madrigal Feast
Posted: April 13, 2004
The Denison University Chamber Singers and Flute Ensemble, directed by Stephen Caracciolo, will host "A Renaissance Madrigal Feast" at 6 p.m., Friday through Sunday (April 23-25) in the Burton Morgan Welsh Hills Room. There is a charge of $20 per person. Reservations can be made by visiting the website http://www.denison.edu/music and returning the reservation form by April 20. Seating and entertainment will begin at 5:40 p.m., with dinner to follow at 6 p.m.
The catered feast (roasted "boar" or a vegetarian entree with wassail punch) celebrates the "entry of spring, the season of love and merriment." Sixteenth century madrigals and other entertaining delights will be performed by the Denison Chamber Singers, the University's vocal ensemble for early music, and the Flute Ensemble, under the direction of Leslie Maaser. The "Half Act Players" will call for audience participation to assist in the telling of a Hansel and Gretel fairy tale spoof. Although not required, guests are encouraged to dress in renaissance costume. Reigning over the festivities will be His Majesty King Jon XIII, ruler of Nosined (think backwards), played by Jonathan Webb, a junior from Middletown.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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