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The Madrigal Tradition

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(ticket sales begin Nov 1, 2013)

USF Madrigal Dinners
50th Anniversary ~ December 5-7, 2013

Madrigal alumni are invited to participate.

Buy Alumni Tickets Online (requires alumni code)
or call: 605-331-6637
Rehearsal, 2 p.m.—Jeschke Choir Room
President’s Reception, 3 p.m.— Jeschke Art Gallery

Madrigal Reception, 6:30 p.m.—McDonald Center, Ward Lobby

Alumni, click to download sheet music: Deck the Hall, Masters in this Hall and The Twelve Days of Christmas.

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The University of Sioux Falls Madrigal Dinners are an annual series of Renaissance-themed Christmas dinner theater performances. Established in 1964 by Lois Harchanko, Music Professor Emeritus, the Madrigal Dinners represent one of the longest-standing and strongest traditions associated with USF.  The performances, combining vocal and instrumental music, dancing, drama and fine dining, are presented by the University of Sioux Falls Singing Camerata (known during the holiday season as "The Madrigal Singers") in authentic Renaissance garb.

For a $35 ticket price, guests are treated to a delicious four-course meal and entertainment in the form of jokes, dramatic sketches, songs, solos and instrumental music. The Madrigal Singers, a variety of student musicians, dancers and a court jester comprise the cast. Special group rates are available, allowing guests to purchase a table of eight (8) seats for the price of seven (7).  Treat your family and friends (a great gift idea!) or organize your office holiday party with us.

The performance begins with a reception in the Ward Lobby of the McDonald University Center at 6:30 p.m. The USF campus is located at 1101 West 22nd Street; Madrigal guests may park in lots H, I and E, as shown on this campus map. The entertainment begins with the musical reception, after which the students, in elegant Renaissance costumes, escort each dinner guest personally to the Salsbury Dining Hall, which will be festively decorated for a Christmas feast. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. with entertainment before, during, and after the meal. It is truly a holiday experience to remember!

For more information on the University of Sioux Falls Madrigal Dinners, or to make reservations to experience this Christmas tradition in person, call 605-331-6637 or send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .