The dinner tables are set, the elaborate Renaissance-style costumes are pressed and the Yule log is in place for Lincoln-Way East’s 12th annual Madrigal Dinners beginning Dec. 5.
“Lincoln-Way East’s Twelfth Annual Madrigal Dinner is themed “Harmonies of the Heart,’” said Lincoln-Way East choral director Matthew Granger. “The many instrumentalists, actors and singers have been working tirelessly to bring music of the theme and season to you this upcoming weekend.”
Tickets to the four evening productions on Dec. 5, 6, 7 and 8 as well as the matinee performance on Dec. 8 are all sold out.
More than 70 students are involved in the elaborate production, including the talented Madrigal Singers, Madrigal Ladies, Troubadours, Madrigal Brass, Actors and Flutes.
Participants include Leah Andricopulos, Alex Arseneau, Megan Arseneau, Andy Breitbarth, Emily Bumba, Tom Hoblin, Tyler Huber-Massey, Alex Irby, Kelsey Maka, Carl McCauley, Tim Michuda, Danny Provis, Joel Ruby, Hanna Samawi, Kayley Smetana, Justin Suda, Luiza Vitucci, Melina Vitucci and Ashley Wright.
Madrigal Ladies are: Bailey Bartczak, Cassie Bennett, Baylee Brynteson, D’Zhari Bolden, Kelly Eckert, Tara Flatley, Emma Hansen, Sarah Hansen, Elizabeth Jones, Katelyn Kavanaugh, Emily Koonce, Amanda Mascarello, Lauren McGrath, Jacqui Michuda, Teresa Mountford. Rachel Murff, Ali Picciolini, Paige Schedin, Katy Shaw, Jessica Sheetz, Hannah Spiroff and Caitlin Sweeney.
Troubadours are: Ryan Barrera, Matt Breitbarth, Nick Calombaris, Jeremy Conry, Ein Essex, Alan Hovorka, Mike Jones, Jake Juracka, Dan Kersey, Jordan Lowe, Trevor Lewandowski, Austin Pearson, Kyle Plourde, Jake Sons and Lukas Stavropoulos.
Flutes are Emily Sheetz, Kailee Bortscheller, Marissa Webb and Alison Rymut.
Brass are Alyssa Albert, Caitlin Duffner, Kailie Gilmore, Justin Hedman, Stephen Johnson, Mike Lizzo, Brianna McKenna, John Melton, Mark Reczek and Danielle Watt.
Actors are Emily Davis, Sara Groth, Tim Hoblin, Taylor Jack, Levi Ruby, Brendan Sapato, Grace Tervin, Mary Wall and Katherine Walsh.
Students learned about 38 songs for the elaborate production, including some in German, French, Italian and Russian.
“Music is such a big part of this community,” said Granger. “For many, the Madrigals mark the start of their holiday season.”