Department of music hosts fourth annual madrigal dinner in Conaton Board Room

Limited number of tickets remain for this year's dinner, which includes Christmas concert by vocal chamber ensemble | December 1, 2006

The Conaton Board Room will transform into a Renaissance feasting hall complete with court nobles, musicians, heralding trumpets, elegant food and divine music on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 7:00 p.m. as the department of music presents the fourth annual madrigal dinner. A limited number of tickets remain for this year’s dinner the cost of the which is $80 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 513 745-3801.

The madrigal dinner opens with a cocktail hour. The dinner, prepared by Sodexo Chef Larry Adams, formerly of Cincinnati’s Omni Hotel, is a traditional Elizabethan feast. Dinner items include a salad of Scottish eggs on a bed of mixed greens, hot wassail, beef tenderloin, Yorkshire pudding and an English custard cake with Devonshire cream anglaise.

The vocal chamber ensemble, under the direction of assistant professor of music Tom Merrill, are seated at the high table, dressed in Renaissance finery. The ensemble provides musical entertainment throughout the evening. After the dinner, they sing a brief concert of Christmas favorites. Proceeds from the dinner support music department productions.