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Annual Madrigal Feaste to preview

Continuing a tradition lasting more than 50 years, the Paly Choir will host its annual Madrigal Feaste concert on Dec. 9 and 10 at 2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, followed by a complimentary tea service.

Similarly to previous years, the performance will focus on the subject of King Henry VIII through singing and interspersed dialogue. However, this year the show will have an emphasis on Henry’s coronation from Prince to King in particular, and his search for love.

Tickets for the performance are sold at three different price points. For students, the worth-it winner seems to be the student ticket, discounted to merely $15.

However, for those who are not students or are looking to engage in a more luxurious experience, Nobility and Royal Tea tickets are priced at $35 and $135 respectively.

Upgrading to these options means attendees will receive more food and be able to listen to an exclusive performance by the choir. However, all tickets include food, and senior and Madrigal performer Katie Look advises audiences to “come hungry.”

“There’s a student discount, so student tickets are actually really affordable.”

Katie Look

The performance is sure to hold many memorable songs for audiences.

“I’m super excited for ‘The Rune of Hospitality,’” said senior and Feaste performer Sam Kim. “It’s super funky and most of us love to sing it.”

“The Rune of Hospitality” is an adaptation of an Irish poem that illustrates the importance of giving.

“It’s super exciting because it’s such a funky collection of chords and rhythms along with guitar accompaniment.”

Sam Kim

Like Kim, Look is also excited for audiences to hear the feaste’s music.

“We’ve been working really hard on a lot of amazing music,” Look said. “One piece that will definitely be really cool is Handel’s ‘Zadok the Priest.’ It has been sung at British coronations for over 200 years, so I’m really excited to be singing it.”

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