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The annual Yuletide Feaste, featuring Northwest's Madraliers chamber choir, is set for Dec. 11-12. The holiday event also includes an elegant royal banquet and performances involving Northwest students, faculty and emeriti faculty. (Northwest Missouri State University photo)

The annual Yuletide Feaste, featuring Northwest's Madraliers chamber choir, is set for Dec. 11-12. The holiday event also includes an elegant royal banquet and performances involving Northwest students, faculty and emeriti faculty. (Northwest Missouri State University photo)

Nov. 8, 2015

Northwest, Madraliers to host annual Yuletide Feaste Dec. 11-12

By Brett Fredenberg, 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.Northwest Missouri State University, for the 42nd time, offers a journey back in time to the days of merrie olde England with the songs, dances and entertainment magic of the day, during its annual Yuletide Feaste.

This year’s Feaste will take place at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, and Saturday, Dec. 12, in the J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom. The elegant royal banquet features a cast of more than 60 students and faculty performing as the Madraliers, Recorder Consort and Royale Brass Quintet.

Tickets are $29.50 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 by clicking here.

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

“This is the 42nd annual Yuletide Feaste on the Northwest Campus, which is one of the longest-running events of this type in the country,” Dr. Brian Lanier, conductor of the Madraliers and a professor of music. “The Feaste is a wonderful collaboration of so many talented people who come together to produce the event.”

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 baked pear with blue cheese, dried cherries and pecans, carved beef steamship au jus, herb roasted turkey, streusel topped sweet potato casserole, cranberry pecan rice pilaf, green beans tossed in lemon pepper vinaigrette, braised carrots and parsnips with sage and thyme, rustic rolls with cranberry butter, coffee and iced tea.

“The food is truly outstanding for the evening meal,” Lanier said. “In addition to the musical performances, the Royale Theatrical Players present an annual comic play which is always very entertaining.”

The Madraliers, Northwest’s award-winning chamber choir, is a select choir of 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 about the Yuletide Feaste, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 660.562.1326.


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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