Step back in time at the Madrigal Dinner on Dec. 8

November 13, 2018 | 3:04 PM

MacMurray College will step back in time to the Renaissance period with a Madrigal Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 5 p.m. in McClelland Dining Hall on the college campus.  

The Madrigal Dinner was an annual event at MacMurray from 1967 to 1997 and was revived last year by MacMurray choir alumni. This year, MacMurray College students are performing and hosting the event. 

During the evening, traditional songs will be performed such as “Here We Come a Caroling,” “Masters In This Hall,” “Wassail” and “Boar’s Head,” along with a concert portion which will include “All Ye Who Music” by Baldassare Donato, “Sing We Now of Christmas” arranged by John Ricketts and “Dixit Maria” by  J. Leo Hassler as well as other selections.

Performing at the event include students Sierra Condon ’21, Shallon Crossley ’19, Jacob Dougherty ’22, Kendale Eads ’21, Autumn Hobrock ’22, Kaylee McClanahan ’21, Michael Muhung ’22, Bethany Randall ’21, Ashley Reed ’22, Beth Saathoff ’22, Peyton Spitzer ’20, Sierra Starwalt ’22, Geogia Suau ’20, Terria Stiverson ’19, Jabril Wali-Uddin ’20 and Ashley Wittekiend ’20. Community member and friend of the college Caleb Elmore will also perform. Herald trumpet player will be Kyla Pattie with Jeannie Zeck, professor of English, narrating and Christine Smith, director of performing arts, directing the music. 

Tickets are $25 per person. Please RSVP by Nov. 28 by calling 217-479-7123 or emailing 

For more information, contact Smith at 217-479-7603 or email

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