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Nov. 8, 2012
By Philip Gruenwald, media relations assistant
The 39th Yuletide Feaste at Northwest Missouri State University will feature an elegant royal banquet and performances by the Northwest Madraliers, the Recorder Consort, the Royale Brass Quintet and the Royal Players.
The Feaste will be 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, and Saturday, Dec. 8, in the J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom.
Tickets are $27.95 and may be purchased by check or cash in Room 101 of the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building. Northwest students may charge one ticket to their Aladine account and may also charge tickets to their student account. Faculty and staff may charge tickets to their university account. Credit card orders can be made online at www.nwmissouri.edu/finearts/music/yuletide.htm.
Attendance is limited to 320 guests each evening, and the event is always well-attended, Brian Lanier, Yuletide Feaste director and associate professor of music, said.
“It’s a complete package, especially for friends, families, community folks and students to come and experience,” Lanier said. “Some guests say, ‘This is how my holiday begins – after coming to the Yuletide Feaste. I’m in the holiday spirit now.’”
At the Yuletide Feaste, guests can celebrate and re-discover Christmas through the evening’s programs and festivities, highly stylized after old England. The menu, performances and decorations are reminiscent of 16th century Tudor England.
One of the Feaste’s appeals is the involvement of Northwest students, faculty and emeriti faculty. Together, they form a cast of more than 60 performers in character throughout the entire evening. Lanier said it is a full sensory experience from the moment guests walk in the door.
“Students begin caroling in the outer parts of the Student Union, all three levels, at 6 p.m.,” Lanier said. “Then guests go into the Ballroom for the Yuletide Feaste and the performance never stops. So basically the students are in performance mode for two and a half hours, until we sing ‘Silent Night’ as each guest leaves.”For more information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 660.562.1315.
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