The North Hills Senior High School choral department will hold the second annual Madrigal Dinner on Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Athanasius Church social hall at 7 Chalfonte Ave. in West View.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for students and can be reserved online at www.northhillschoralmusic.org or by calling 412-318-1000ext. 3047. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door, but reservations are strongly encouraged. The North Hills Choral Parents Association sponsors the fundraising event.
The evening will include a spaghetti meal served by choir members, while the Madrigal Players will present a 16th century-style skit entitled, “A Little Knight-Shtick” in period costumes with music provided by the Madrigal Choir comprised of North students.
A Madrigal dinner is a 21st century recreation of the Renaissance feasts held in the great baronial halls throughout England during the twelve days of Christmas. The feasts were filled with stunning pageantry, bawdy humor, endless amounts of succulent food, and extraordinary music.
“We were thrilled with the response to last year’s inaugural event and are excited that we have created a new tradition for the community and choral program at North Hills,” said choral director Shaun Cloonan.
Raffle baskets and a selection of holiday greens will be available for purchase during the evening. Proceeds will benefit the North Hills Senior High Choir trip to King's Island in Cincinnati where students will sing for a competitive rating at the Music in the Parks festival.
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