Bedford High School’s Choral Music Department will present its 24th annual “A Renaissance Christmas Madrigal Dinner” on Friday, December 2 at 7 p.m. in the “Great Dining Hall” (BHS cafeteria), 481 Northfield Road, Bedford.
The evening will be filled with the music, mirth and court entertainment characteristic of the festivities of the European Middle Ages, as the A Cappella Choir and Madrigal Singers perform for guests. "Dressed in the finest Renaissance attire, the students will serve a sumptuous spread consisting of Wassail (mulled cider), Chilled Fruit Cup, Salad, Homemade Bread, Stuffed Rock Cornish Game Hen, Redskin Potatoes with Parsley, Prince Charles Vegetables, Sherbet, and Coffee or Tea," said Choral Director Gary Kaplan.
Doors to the Great Dining Hall will open at 6:30 p.m. A Trumpet Fanfare will herald the beginning of the Feast, befitting their majesties, the King and Queen and Honored Guests. Dinner will begin with the traditional “Procession of the Wassail”, a spiced drink, honoring the lord of the manor. The Wassail Ceremony will be followed by the symbolic “Procession of the Boar’s Head”, traditionally, the main course.
Tickets are advance sale only. They are $24 for adults and $20 for students and senior citizens. Seating is at tables of six and is limited. For more information or to make a reservation, call the activities office at 440-439-4588 or Mr. Kaplan at 440-786-3569. Reservations are limited and tickets sell quickly. Deadline for reservations is Tuesday, November 22nd.