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Albany High School Madrigal Delights: A Feast of Renaissance Frivolity

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Madrigal Delights: A Feast of Renaissance Frivolity


 


Dinner ~ Dessert ~ Singing ~ Dancing ~ Revelry



The King and Queen of the Albany High School Choirs invite you to our magnificent castle hall: kick off the holiday season with our royal court, beautiful maidens and pleasant peasants as we invite you for singing, dancing, acting, eating, and more. Be part of our Renaissance feast in the 16th century style!



EVENING PERFORMANCES



The Thursday and Friday evening performances include dinner, caroling, lively choral music and funny skits. Eighty engaging high school students will wait on tables and entertain the audience while dressed in the style of medieval and Renaissance times.  The king and queen in all their finery will preside over the royal hall, laughing with the audience at the antics of the joke-telling court jester.   See Dorothy Brown's great photo gallery on the Patch from last year's performance. 


See also our special Saturday matinee for elementary kids and families.


 
Historical Context:
A traditional Madrigal Dinner is a form of dinner theater that recreates Renaissance feasts and gatherings held in 16th century England during the winter season. They are set in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and are generally comedic in nature. Guests lucky enough to be invited into the King's halls for these dinners were treated to delicious food, great revelry, delightful humorous skits, and wonderful madrigals, carols, and instrumental music.


These performances sell out every year.  Purchase tickets now at http://ahsmadrigal.brownpapertickets.com .

JJMarieKK December 07, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Went to this last night. What a fantastic job these young people did! We were next to some babies and it was such a treat seeing their reaction to the beautiful singing. Thank you AHS!
Winifred Owen December 07, 2012 at 04:55 PM
I also attended - I am the proud grandmother of two lovely young ladies who are part of the performance. The singing and festivities were wonderful! I look forward to attending again on Saturday morning with some other family members. The food was very enjoyable too, and the kids did such a good job of serving it. One of the highlights of my year.

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