Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: December 2 and 3, 2016

 

Old Dominion University Presents the 42nd Annual Madrigal Banquets – Music and Food of Italy, Norfolk, VA

 

 

Norfolk, Virginia, November 21, 2016 - The Old Dominion University Department of Music invites the community to its annual Madrigal Banquets on Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the atrium of the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center on 49th Street. Tickets are available until noon on December 1 at www.ODUArtsTix.com and (757) ­683-­5305.
 
The ODU Madrigal Singers, Collegium Musicum, and Sacbut Ensemble will entertain diners with music from the Renaissance by composers who were born or worked in Italy, as well as with holiday carols, including the grand “Italian Pipers’ Carol” and other festive carols to announce the season of yule.
 
This ODU tradition of 42 years has delighted audiences during the holiday season and is a perfect outing for those seeking a special evening of music combined with a wonderful meal and a warm, inviting atmosphere. A full-course meal of Italian fare will be served by candlelight in the decorated atrium. Wine is available by the glass or carafe at an additional cost and with proper ID.
 
The ODU Madrigal Singers is comprised of 15 to 20 music majors and other University students and sings music from around the world and from all time periods. The ODU Collegium Musicum is a unique group that brings together students and community members to study and perform early music using a variety of instruments. Both ensembles are under the direction of Bianca Hall. The Sacbut Ensemble, directed by Mike Hall, was formed in 2012 after the ODU Department of Music acquired its first quartet of sacbuts, predecessors to the modern trombone, made in North America.
 
Ticket prices are $40 for individuals, $35 each for groups of 6 or more, $35 for ODU faculty and non­-ODU students, and $20 for ODU students with valid University ID. Tickets must be purchased before noon on Thursday, December 1 at www.ODUArtsTix.com, (757) 683­-5305, or at the ODU Box Office in the University Theatre, 4600 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk, Monday–Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking is available in the 49th Street garage at Bluestone Avenue. For additional information about the program, contact the Department of Music at (757) 683-4061.

 

Web: www.odu.edu/arts 

 

 

 

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Media Contact:

Department of Music

Email: cstrawn@odu.edu

Phone: (757) 683-3020

Old Dominion University
Department of Music
(757) 683-4061

 

Old Dominion University College Of Arts And Letters

Norfolk, VA

Web: www.odu.edu/arts

 

 Calendar Listing

 

CALENDAR LISTING:

Event Name: Madrigal Banquets – Music and Food of Italy

Event Date: December 2 and 3, 2016

Event Time: 6:30 p.m.

Event Location: Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center on 49th Street, Norfolk, VA

Admission: Ticket prices are $40 for individuals, $35 each for groups of 6 or more, $35 for ODU faculty and non­-ODU students, and $20 for ODU students with valid University ID. Tickets must be purchased before noon on Thursday, December 1 at www.ODUArtsTix.com, (757) 683­-5305, or at the ODU Box Office in the University Theatre, 4600 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk, Monday–Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Web: www.odu.edu/arts

Contact: cstrawn@odu.edu, (757) 683-3020

Description: The Old Dominion University Department of Music invites the community to its annual Madrigal Banquets on Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the atrium of the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center on 49th Street. Tickets are available until noon on December 1 at www.ODUArtsTix.com and (757) ­683-­5305.   The ODU Madrigal Singers, Collegium Musicum, and Sacbut Ensemble will entertain diners with music from the Renaissance by composers who were born or worked in Italy, as well as with holiday carols, including the grand “Italian Pipers’ Carol” and other festive carols to announce the season of yule.   This ODU tradition of 42 years has delighted audiences during the holiday season and is a perfect outing for those seeking a special evening of music combined with a wonderful meal and a warm, inviting atmosphere. A full-course meal of Italian fare will be served by candlelight in the decorated atrium. Wine is available by the glass or carafe at an additional cost and with proper ID.

 

 


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