SDSU to hold Elizabethan Christmasse Feaste

The 2015 cast of the Elizabethan Christmasse Feaste.

The South Dakota State University Choral Program will present its biennial Elizabethan Christmasse Feaste in the Lincoln Music Hall’s Peterson Recital Hall at 7 p.m., Nov. 30-Dec. 2, and at 5 p.m., Dec. 3. Tickets, which are $45, are only available for the Nov. 30 show. The other shows are sold out.

Under the direction of Laura Diddle, this university tradition includes a dinner served in the manner of a 17th-century English manor house. Music will include traditional English madrigals and other seasonal appropriate selections. The 18-voice Madrigal Singers, seated on the stage of Peterson Recital Hall, perform wearing exquisite traditional Renaissance costumes.

Before the Dec. 2 show, there will be a preperformance reception to celebrate 30 years of Madrigal dinners at the SDSU Alumni Center’s Woster Celebration Hall. The reception starts at 5:30 p.m. The event’s former directors, Stephen Grives and Charles Canaan, will be in attendance and honored.

Registration forms and ordering instructions are available online at Tickets may be ordered online or in person at the SDSU School of Performing Arts, located on the second floor of the Lincoln Music Hall.

For more information, call the SDSU School of Performing Arts at (605) 688-5187.


About South Dakota State University
Founded in 1881, South Dakota State University is the state’s Morrill Act land-grant institution as well as its largest, most comprehensive school of higher education. SDSU confers degrees from six different colleges representing more than 200 majors, minors and specializations. The institution also offers 36 master’s degree programs, 15 Ph.D. and two professional programs.

The work of the university is carried out on a residential campus in Brookings, at sites in Sioux Falls, Pierre and Rapid City, and through Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment Station research sites across the state.