Media Advisory: Madrigal dinner set for December in WVU Mountainlair

November 18th, 2002

The West Virginia University Mountainlair ballrooms will be transformed into a castle-like setting when the 10th annual holiday Madrigal dinner gets under way Dec. 5-8.

Highlighting the event will be a feast fit for a king and holiday entertainment featuring Fairmont Senior Highs internationally known Madrigal Chamber Singers as well as the traditional arrival of the boars head and wassail toasts, said Sonja Wilson, WVU administrative assistant and Madrigal advisor.

“This is an incredible holiday event that families will not want to miss,”she said.”The Mountainlair ballrooms will be resplendent, and servers will be beautifully costumed.”

Entertainment by Fairmont Senior Highs Madrigal Chamber Singers is certain to be a hit, Wilson said.”This is an incredible group of young people who have gained a reputation worldwide for presenting sophisticated and authentic renaissance music.”

The menu is also certain to delight, Wilson added.

The evenings fare includes cranberry fruit salad, roast prime rib with maderia glacee, baked new potatoes with rosemary, sauteed vegetables, cherry tomatoes with garlic, petite rolls with daisy butter, hot wassail, beverages and dessert.

Tickets are $24 for adults, $22 for WVU students, and $18 for children 12 and under.

Times are 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, through Saturday, Dec. 7, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. For more information or tickets, call 293-SHOW.