The First-time Virtual Event Will Celebrate the Holiday Season
CARLINVILLE, IL – The Blackburn College Department of Music & Theatre is excited to announce its annual Madrigal Dinners. For one weekend every year, Blackburn’s campus is transformed into a candlelit world of castles, knights, royalty, music, and revelry. This year, for the first time, the feast will be held entirely online, with a virtual production premiering to ticket holders on Friday, November 20 at 7:00 pm on the Music & Theatre Department’s YouTube channel.
The Madrigal Dinners are a night of entertainment rooted in the theme of the Renaissance, with a focus on both madrigal and Christmas music. This year the Dinners will be performed by Blackburn Voices, the college’s small a cappella ensemble, with some special guests throughout the evening. Blackburn Voices and the Madrigal Dinners are directed by Dr. Joseph Welch.
To enhance the experience patrons will have three ticket options, depending on what suits them best.
The first ticket tier is the Royalty Ticket, which comes with exclusive access to the premiere of the Dinners on Friday, November 20 at 7:00 pm, access to an exclusive virtual paging system, and a Madrigal Gift Box that will be mailed to your home. The Madrigal Gift Box will include recipes for your own Madrigal Dinner, festive decorations, and other goodies from the cast. Royalty Tickets will be $30.00 per household, with each household receiving one Madrigal Gift Box.
The second ticket tier is the Blackburn Student Ticket, which comes with exclusive access to the premiere of the Dinners on Friday, November 20 at 7:00 pm, access to an exclusive virtual paging system, and a Madrigal Dinners 2020 ornament and Magnet. Student tickets will be $10.00 dollars and are offered to Blackburn College students. These are single tickets and will come with one ornament and magnet.
The final ticket tier will be Public Access, which will come with access to the Madrigal Dinners video on Saturday, November 21. This ticket option will only include the link to the Madrigal Dinners video.
To order your tickets or for more information, contact the Music Office at (217) 854-5704 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t miss this great opportunity for a night of entertainment and fun for all ages!