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SDSU to hold 18th Biennial Madrigal Dinner

The 2019 Madrigal Christmasse event
SDSU will hold its Elizabethan Christmasse Feaste Dec. 2-5 at the University Student Union's Volstorff Ballroom.

The South Dakota State University Choral Program will present its biennial Elizabethan Christmasse Feaste for the first time in the University Student Union’s Volstorff Ballroom. By popular demand, an additional show will take place at 7 p.m. Dec. 2. The schedule is now as follows:

  • Dec. 2, 7 p.m.
  • Dec. 3, 7 p.m.
  • Dec. 4, 7 p.m.
  • Dec. 5, 5 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased at or by calling the SDSU School of Performing Arts at 605-688-5188 from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Individual tickets are $50 and became available Tuesday. A preferred table of eight is $500. The price includes a gourmet meal.

Under the direction of Laura Diddle, performances will include Renaissance music by the 18-voice head table singers, holiday favorites by the 20-voice Westminster Singers, familiar carols by The King’s Carolers and a performance by the entire 70-voice SDSU Concert Choir.

“Allow us to ring in the holiday season with your family and friends,” said Diddle, noting the event started in 1987. “Enjoy a candlelit dinner with exquisite music, playful jesters, comedic interaction and a special guest Lord or Lady of the Manor at each performance.”