76th Yuletide Madrigal Feaste at Indiana State University

Tickets are now on sale for the Yuletide Madrigal Feaste presented by the Indiana State University School of Music. Now in its 76th year, the ISU Madrigal Dinners are a re-creation of the Renaissance feasts held in the great baronial halls throughout England during the twelve days of Christmas. If you lived in England during the Sixteenth century and were lucky enough to be one of the favored guests, you would be dazzled with the stunning pageantry, bawdy humor, endless amounts of succulent food, and extraordinary music. The line between sacred and secular is thinly drawn. One moment you might be regaled with the most risqué humor and the next you might listen to, or sing, the most exquisite and ethereal sacred music.

“This event should be a highlight of Terre Haute’s holiday activities”, says Scott Buchanan, ISU Director of Choral Activities. “An evening of wonderful music with singers, period costumes, and exquisite food in a beautiful venue…what more could you ask for to usher in the Christmas season? Be assured that everyone involved in this venture takes great pride in producing an unforgettable evening for our guests, and we look forward to sharing the holiday spirit with them. We encourage folks to make their reservations early, as there are only 64 seats available for each performance.”

The cast will include the ISU Sycamore Singers and Brass Quintet. The meal, catered by Federal Coffee & Fine Foods, will include traditional wassail, cranberry Christmas salad, roasted pork loin, breaded stuffing, roasted red potatoes, green beans, rolls, and black forest cake.


Thursday, December 7 – 7:00 p.m. – SOLD OUT

Friday, December 8– 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 9 – 7:00 p.m. – SOLD OUT


St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 215 N. 7th Street, Terre Haute, IN


$35 per person

Reservations can be made by calling 812-237-4590, or you can purchase tickets at the choral office in the ISU Landini Center for the Performing and Fine Arts; Room 222. Tickets will be on sale through Thursday, November 30.