Geneseo High School Madrigal performances are Dec. 1, 2 and 3

Claudia Loucks
Special to the Henry County Republic

By Claudia Loucks

Tyler Gehl and Olivia Diericks are cast as the royalty in the 42nd annual Madrigal Dinner performances to be presented Dec. 1, 2 and 3 by students in the Geneseo High School music department.

Beginning in 1980, students from the music department at Geneseo High School have taken guests a step back in time to “Merrie Ole England” at the annual Madrigal Dinners.

This year’s dinners, which mark the 42nd year of performances, are at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, Friday, Dec. 2; and Saturday, Dec. 3, in the Geneseo High School Concert Hall Commons, 318 North Center St., Geneseo. Seating begins at 6 p.m. and tickets are available and reservations, which are required, may be made by visiting Tickets are $28 per person.

Guests will dine on a medieval feast, including bread, salad, pork loin, twice baked potato, green beans and Figgie pudding with a cup of wassail, and be entertained by the Madrigal Singers, as well as the Madrigal Brass, Recorder Choirs, jugglers and entertainers.

The singers and brass also will be featured at the Geneseo Christmas Walk on Saturday, Dec. 10, and will perform at 6 p.m. at Central Theater.