Tickets on sale for 46th Madrigal Dinners

Tickets for Bemidji State University’s 46th Annual Madrigal Dinners at Bemidji State University are now on sale at the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex ticket office.

Performances of this northern Minnesota Yuletide tradition begin Dec. 5, with shows continuing through Dec. 13. The Madrigal Dinners’ run will include four 7 p.m. shows, on Dec. 5, 6, 12 and 13, with a 5 p.m. performance on Sunday, Dec. 7. All performances will be held in the Beaux Arts Ballroom in BSU’s upper Hobson Memorial Union.

Tickets may be purchased in person at the Madrigal Dinners box office, located in Bangsberg Hall room 223, or can be ordered online. Tickets are $38, $28 for BSU students with a valid ID, and are available through advance sales only. No tickets will be sold at the door.

The Madrigal Dinners cast recreates the atmosphere of a Renaissance feast once held in English castles, bringing to life the regal pageantry and ceremonial pomp of “merrie olde England.” The evening features music from the royal court, minstrels, beggars, cellar keepers, recorders, and the masque “Handel and Gretzky – Tale of Two Kiddies” presented by the King’s Players, while guests enjoy a five-course dinner with seating in the round.

BSU’s set for the Madrigal Dinners, representing Deep Manor, was completely renovated for the 2013 performances.

Madrigal Dinners ticket office hours

The Madrigal Dinners ticket office in Bangsberg Hall is open weekdays from 8 a.m.-noon and 1-6 p.m.; on Monday evening the office closes one hour early, at 5 p.m.

• Madrigal Dinners office; (218) 755-3406
• Dr. P. Bradley Logan, professor of music; (218) 755-2918,

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Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling nearly 5,000 students, the University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. The university is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global and multi-cultural understanding.