We seem to be keeping I-40 "hot" lately. We went back the University of Central Arkansas. This time we attended the 36th Madrigal Feaste presented by the UCA Chamber Singers. We were treated with an awesome concert of Renaissance music and a dinner of Prime Rib of Beef or Chicken.
I had never attended a current day Madrigal dinner, but Chuck has been to a couple of them. John Erwin, the Director of the UCA Choir, was also his church choir director in the mid-70's. He was the UCA Choir Director then and is still the director. Madrigals were popular in the 16th and 17th Centuries.
As we arrived we were announced to the other guests.
The singers arrived in a processional and serenaded us before dinner and during dinner. The waiters served dessert...a flaming "figgy" pudding...tasting a lot like spice cake with powdered sugar icing. Then, the Chamber Singers serenaded us with more period Carols as they moved around the room.
We had a wonderful time!
The music was great
as were all of the singers.
We were completely in awe
by the their talent.
It is hard to imagine
the work that went into
preparing for this
Director Erwin and
each and every singer.
Also, thanks for the great service provided at the dinner...
...kudos to the servers.
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