Hear ye, hear ye! The St. Francis High School (SFHS) Madrigal Singers welcome your presence at the annual dinner show. This year's dates are May 17, 18 and 19. Staged in the Renaissance era, "Cirque de Madrigal" is the theme of this year's dinner show. The talented Madrigal Singers will present a choral performance combined with their original, comedic script that includes a full cast of characters.
This year's plot has the Royal Court gather to perform one last show for the King and Queen to win them over and persuade them not to sell the land to investors. Come to the dinner show to learn how this all works out. The dinner will feature royal marinated chicken breast, cheesy potatoes, harvest vegetables, warm breads, salad and dessert. Of course, the traditional hot Wassail toasting beverage will accompany the feast. A vegetarian option is also available upon request.
History of SFHS Madrigal Singers -- A Tradition Through the Years
In its 38th year, the SFHS Madrigal Singers are a student-produced choral ensemble, typically arranged in elaborate counterpoint and performed without instrumental accompaniment. Students audition for a class and meet over the summer to write a script. During school, students meet in a daily class to rehearse the production, design the stage and create costumes.
Since 1981, the SFHS Madrigal Singers have traditionally performed their shows in the fall at their annual Madrigal Dinners. This is the first year with a spring performance. This community gathering is the choir's primary source of fundraising by providing a musical celebration of food, fellowship and an amazing musical experience. New this year, the Madrigal Singers Dinner Show will include a silent auction with opportunities for the audience to bid on items before the show and during intermission.
Community Service by SFHS Madrigal Singers
In addition to raising funds for the high school choirs, students give back to the community by representing SFHS in various performance engagements. This school year the Madrigal Singers performed at the Holiday Concert, caroling at the Mall of America and the St. Francis Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Supporting SFHS Choirs
SFHS is fortunate to have strong community support for the arts. Tickets for the dinner shows typically sell out quickly. Tickets are $23 for adults and $18 for students. Evening shows are Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m. The matinee show is Sunday, May 19 at 4:00 p.m.