MacMurray to step back in time with madrigal dinner

November 14, 2017 | 2:43 PM

MacMurray College will step back in time to the Renaissance period for a special Madrigal Reunion Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 2 in McClelland Dining Hall. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour at 5 p.m. followed by dinner and performance at 6 p.m.

The madrigal dinner was an annual event at MacMurray from 1967 to 1997 and this year, 25 alumni will be returning to campus to perform and revive a popular tradition at the College.

During the evening, traditional songs will be performed such as “Here We Come a Caroling,” “Wassail,” “Boar’s Head,” “Our Host and His Plum Pudding,” “Joy to the World” and other concert songs such as “Masters In This Hall,” “Weep O Mine Eyes” by John Bennett, “Sing We and Chant It” by Thomas Morley, and “Fair Phyllis” by John Farmer. Robert Seufert will be the narrator and J. Warren Mitchell will be directing the music.

Tickets are $50 each; and $20 for students. Please RSVP by Nov. 27 by calling 217-479-7024, emailing or by registering online at

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