Northwest Missouri State University’s Madraliers will host their 45th annual Yuletide Feaste with an elegant royal banquet featuring performances by the Madraliers, the Recorder Consort and the Royale Brass Quintet.
The Feaste will take place at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, and Saturday, Dec. 8, in the J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom.
“The Yuletide Feaste is a wonderful opportunity for members of the community to come to the Northwest campus and participate in a meaningful and special event with a distinguished history,” Dr. Brian Lanier, the Madraliers conductor and a Northwest professor of music, said. “The setting for the Feaste is unique to anything else that happens in the area and on campus. The food is absolutely fantastic and the overall experience is great. Many people come year after year and tell me that their holiday season begins with their attending the Yuletide Feaste.”
Tickets are $32 and may be purchased by check or cash in the main office of the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building. Credit or debit card orders may be placed online at The Department of Fine and Performing arts website.
Attendance is limited to 320 guests each evening, and all tickets are reserved. No tickets will be sold at the door.
At the Yuletide Feaste, guests celebrate and rediscover Christmas through the evening’s programs and festivities, highly stylized after old England. The menu, performances, and decorations are reminiscent of 16th century Tudor England.
The menu includes bacon, bleu cheese and cranberry cheeseball with pecans, carved steamship of beef with au jus and horseradish cream sauce, slow-roasted pork loin with winter fruit and port wine sauce, green beans with mushrooms and bacon, roasted parsnips and sweet potatoes with honey-pecan drizzle, rolls with cranberry butter, and pumpkin mousse with bittersweet chocolate sauce and ginger caramel crunch.
The Madraliers choral ensemble is a select group, consisting of 35 undergraduate students representing a variety of disciplines and majors at Northwest. In recent years, the choir has been invited to perform for prestigious choral organizations, including the American Choral Directors Association and the Missouri Music Educators Association. During the spring, the same students become Celebration, the show choir for the University.
For more information about the Yuletide Feaste, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 660.562.1326.