The NDSU Challey School of Music is set to present its popular series of Madrigal Dinners Dec. 7-9 on campus, and two holiday concerts of Handel’s “Messiah” Dec. 1 and 2 at First Lutheran Church, Fargo.
The Madrigal Dinners provide an atmosphere of Renaissance dining and entertainment, with holiday music by the Madrigal Singers and NDSU Brass Quintet ensembles. Hosted in the Challey Atrium of the NDSU Reineke Fine Arts Center, the dinner will have several courses with a main entrée of beef, chicken or vegetarian fare. The dinners are offered Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 7-9, beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $40 and the reservation deadline is Dec. 1. A special rate of $10 for NDSU students is available on Dec. 7.
Conducted by Jo Ann Miller, more than 200 students in five choirs and the Baroque Festival Orchestra are scheduled to present Handel’s “Messiah,” Friday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 2, at First Lutheran Church, 619 Broadway, Fargo. Both concerts are at 7:30 p.m. A holiday tradition throughout the world, “Messiah” combines Old and New Testament texts in a memorable work of Western music. Tickets for the concert purchased in advance are $17 for adults, $12 for seniors, $7 for students (free to NDSU students with ID) and at the door are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students.
Tickets for the dinners and performances are available through the NDSU Performing Arts Box Office at 701-231-7969 or online.
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