Xavier University’s Conaton Board Room in Schmidt Hall will again transform into a Renaissance feasting hall complete with court nobles, musicians, heralding trumpets, elegant food and divine music on Friday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m. as the Xavier Music Department presents its sixth annual Madrigal Dinner. The cost of the dinner is $80 per person and includes an open bar. Reservations are limited and can be made by calling 513-745-3801. Deadline for reservations is December 1.
The Madrigal Dinner will begin with a cocktail hour followed by a traditional Elizabethan feast. Guests will be seated at festively adorned tables where they will enjoy a Christmas dinner with all the trimmings: the Wassail (hot apple cider), the boar’s head (prime rib), and Yorkshire pudding.
Xavier’s Edgecliff Vocal Ensemble performs, under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music and Master of Ceremonies Tom Merrill, dressed in Renaissance finery. The ensemble will provide musical entertainment throughout the evening. After the dinner, they will sing a brief concert of Christmas favorites. Proceeds from the dinner will support Xavier Music Department productions.