The twelfth annual Madrigal Dinner is being presented on campus this weekend, March 25 and 26, in the Tarter Student Activities Center. This unique campus event is hosted each spring by Trevecca's Madrigalians, a highly select vocal ensemble of 20-22 mixed voices specializing in a cappella literature from the 16th-21st centuries.
This year's dinner, "The Pirates of Mads'agascar," has three main components: an original script that was developed and written by the members of Trevecca's Madrigalians (on a different theme each year), music performance featuring selections from the group's tour program for that year, and a home-cooked meal prepared by the singers. Professor Timothy Cierpke, the director of the Madrigalians, praises the members of the group, and says, "This production involves an incredible amount of work, but the members of the Madrigalians seem to relish the whole affair."
The Mads' annual dinner is the group's chief fund-raising effort for the annual spring tour. This year the group will sing in Chicago, Louisville, St. Louis, and Cincinnati. The group has also produced a CD of its tour program. That CD can be obtained from Professor Timothy Cierpke at 615-248-1294 or 248-1288 or by e-mail at >firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Members of this year's Madrigalians are the following: