Hear ye, hear ye! The St. Francis High School Madrigal Singers welcome your presence at their annual dinner show on November 16, 17, 18, and 19. Staged in the Renaissance era, “Madrigal Matchmaker” is the theme of this year’s dinner show. The talented Madrigal Singers will present a choral performance combined with their original, comedic script that includes a full cast of characters such as court jesters, wandering minstrels, royal chefs, and a castle band.
When the Royal Court gathers, single princes and princesses join for an evening of social engagements as they all strive to meet their match. The plot twists and turns through various contests and rivalries among the unwed royalty. Come to the dinner show to learn who will be given a rose to make the best match.
This year’s feast will feature royal stuffed chicken breast, baked potato with all the fixings, harvest vegetables, warm breads, salad, and dessert. Of course, the traditional hot Wassail toasting beverage will accompany the feast. A vegetarian option is also available.
History of Madrigal Singers at St. Francis High School -- A Tradition through the Years
In its 37th year, the Madrigal Singers are a student-produced choral ensemble, typically arranged in elaborate counterpoint and performed without instrumental accompaniment. Students audition for a fall class and meet over the summer to write a script. During school, students meet in a daily class to rehearse the production, design the stage, and create costumes.
Since 1981, the St. Francis High School Madrigal Singers have been performing their shows in the fall at their annual Madrigal Dinners. This community gathering is the choir’s primary source of fundraising by providing a musical celebration of food, fellowship, and an amazing musical experience. New this year, the Madrigal Singers Dinner Show will include a Silent Auction with opportunities for the audience to bid on items. Each performance will host a unique array of themed baskets, gift certificates, and more. (Donations being accepted.)
Community Service by the SFHS Madrigal Singer
In addition to raising funds for the school choirs, students give back to the community by representing St. Francis High School in various performance engagements. Watch for them at the American Legion Veterans Day breakfast, Holiday Concert, Mall of America caroling, and the St. Francis Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Supporting our Choirs
St. Francis is fortunate to have strong community support for the arts and tickets for these shows typically sell out quickly. Invite your family and friends, and join us at this gala event. Tickets are $23 for adults and $18 for students. Evening shows are November 16, 17, and 18 at 7:00 p.m. The matinee show is November 19 at 4:00 p.m.