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The annual Yuletide Feaste, featuring Northwest's Madraliers chamber choir, is set for Dec. 5-6. The holiday event also includes an elegant royal banquet and performances involving Northwest students, faculty and emeriti faculty.

The annual Yuletide Feaste, featuring Northwest's Madraliers chamber choir, is set for Dec. 5-6. The holiday event also includes an elegant royal banquet and performances involving Northwest students, faculty and emeriti faculty. (Photos by Darren Whitley/University Relations)

Nov. 5, 2014

Northwest, Madraliers to host annual Yuletide Feaste Dec. 5-6

By Jennifer Kirk, media relations assistant

The annual Yuletide Feaste, featuring Northwest's Madraliers chamber choir, is set for Dec. 5-6. The holiday event also includes an elegant royal banquet and performances involving Northwest students, faculty and emeriti faculty.The 41st annual 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.

The Feaste is 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, and Saturday, Dec. 6, in the J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom.

Tickets are $28.95 and may be purchased by check or cash in Room 101 of the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building. Northwest students, faculty and staff may charge tickets to their University account. Credit card orders may be made online at www.nwmissouri.edu/finearts/music/yuletide.htm.

Attendance is limited to 320 guests each evening, and all tickets are reserved. No tickets will be sold at the door.

“The annual Yuletide Feaste presented at Northwest is a fantastic opportunity for families to come together and enjoy the start of the holiday season,” Dr. Brian Lanier, associate professor in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, said. “The Feaste offers guests a wonderful evening of beautiful music, delicious food, comedic entertainment and moments to reflect on things that are important to us all.”

At the Yuletide Feaste, guests 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.

The menu includes winter salad with dried cranberries and celery, carved steamship of beef, brown sugar glazed turkey, cornbread dressing, sour cream and chive mashed potatoes, green beans with shallots and red peppers, thyme and honey roasted carrots, assorted rustic breads with cranberry date butter and apple cinnamon cake with caramel drizzle.

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.

The Feaste features the Madraliers, Northwest’s award-winning chamber choir. The ensemble is a select choir of 38 undergraduate and graduate students who study and perform a variety of repertoire ranging from music of the Renaissance to contemporary composers. In recent years, the choir has been invited to perform for prestigious choral organizations, including the American Choral Directors Association and the Missouri Music Educators Association.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
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