NDSU Challey School of Music Presents Madrigal Dinners and Handel’s Messiah


The North Dakota State University Challey School of Music presents its popular series of Madrigal Dinners with performances on Dec. 6-8, and a special holiday concert of Handel’s Messiah on November 30 and Dec. 1.

The Madrigal Dinners provide a rollicking atmosphere of Renaissance dining and entertainment, with holiday music by the Madrigal Singers and NDSU Brass Quintet ensembles. Hosted in the Challey Atrium of the NDSU Reineke Fine Arts Center, the dinner consists of several courses with a main entrée of beef, chicken or vegetarian fare. Following the meal, the Madrigal Singers will present a short concert of Christmas carols and music of the season.

The dinners are offered Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 6-8, beginning at 6 p.m. and the performance begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $43 for both dinner and show. Contact the NDSU Box Office at (701) 231-7969 for reservations, or reserve online at ndsu.showare.com.

Conducted by Dr. Jo Ann Miller, more than 200 students in five choirs and the Baroque Festival Orchestra will present Handel’s Messiah, on Friday, November 30 and Saturday Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church located at 619 Broadway N.  A holiday tradition throughout the world, Messiah combines Old and New Testament texts in one of the most memorable works of Western music, including the iconic Hallelujah Chorus.

Tickets for the Messiah concert are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for students and are available through the NDSU Box Office at (701) 231-7969 or online at ndsu.showare.com.