posted December 10, 2012

Madrigal Dinner Celebrates Holidays

As in the time of Shakespeare, guests gathered at the royal court for an evening of singing, dancing, feasting and general merry-making for the college's annual Madrigal Christmas Dinner.

The feast featured fine food, a wassail toast, figgy pudding and a boar’s head procession.

The auditorium was decorated in the manner of a castle’s grand feasting hall, complete with tapestries and suits of armor to help lend atmosphere. Even the wait staff was garbed in period attire.

The program was led by Hope College faculty member Jim DeBoer and the Collegium Musicum student vocal ensemble.

SEE PHOTOS OF MADRIGAL DINNER CELEBRATION