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Madrigal Dinner returns for its 7th year

November 2nd, 2013 2:00 pm by Staff Report

Madrigal Dinner returns for its 7th year

Pictured standing left to right: Margaret Ayers, Pat Johnson, Fran Willis, Fr. Jim Harvey, Dr. Fred Ricker, Sandy Alter, Bob DeRuvo, Karin HagenBurger, Barbara Price, Wanda Ricker (seated) and Bob Moore (kneeling). Contributed photo.

GREENEVILLE — The seventh annual Madrigal Dinner, presented by Notre Dame Church, will again provide an evening of good food and musical entertainment.

The church, located at 212 Mount Bethel Road, will extend the Madrigal Dinner to three performances this year. It will be presented Thursday, Dec. 5; Friday, Dec. 6; and Saturday, Dec. 7. The doors open at 6:30 p.m., and dinner is served at 7 p.m., each day.

Diners will welcome the King and Queen, along with their court in period costume, prior to the traditional Wassail toast. They then will enjoy a four-course meal served by the wench staff. Dishes will include French Oignon Soupe, Fresh Greene Salade, Oven Baked Hamm with Orange Raisin Sauce, Parsley Red Potatoes Royale, Fried Apples, Greene Beans with Silvered Carrots, Cloverleaf Croissant and Ye Royale Dessert.

You will learn about the custom of the “boar’s head” while stepping back in time in the redecorated hall.

The entertainment will consist of 15th and 16th century songs such as the old English carol “Masters in this Hall,” the French carol “March of the Kings,” the Spanish carol “Fum, Fum, Fum,” the folk carol “Go Tell it on the Mountain” and the traditional carol “Here We Come a Wassailing.” All songs are accompanied by a variety of instruments including a harpsichord.

Featured again this year is the court magician Sir James and his assistants Lady Dianna and Squire Mike, who will mystify with many feats of illusions. Mike Lilly, a.k.a. Squire Mike, has appeared in more than 40 stage productions, three short films, and a regional commercial.

Tickets are now on sale for $30 each at Notre Dame Church or by calling (423) 639-9381. The dinner is open to those 12 and older. Seating is limited; therefore, advanced tickets are required. No tickets will be sold at the door.

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