35th Annual Madrigala Concert Dec. 8

The Joliet Junior College (JJC) Fine Arts Department will present its 35th Annual Holiday Madrigal concert, “MadriGala 2012: Something Olde, Something Yule!” on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre on the Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet.
 
MadriGala 2012 will feature merry madrigals and carols, pageantry, dance and humor, performed by the nineteen member JJC Chamber Singers, the Brass Quintet and Jesters.
 
At intermission, a selection of savory hors d’oeuvres and delightful desserts will be served on the Bridge, prepared by the nationally acclaimed JJC Culinary Arts Department under the supervision of Chef Kyle Richardson.
 
Philip Spencer, director of choral and vocal music at JJC, will serve as musical director of MadriGala. He is also conductor of the JJC Chamber Singers, the college’s auditioned choral ensemble, which will perform a number of traditional madrigals as well as seasonal carols from around the world in several languages.
 
The JJC Brass Quintet, under the direction of Charles Morgan, director of bands and brass, will provide Renaissance and seasonal instrumental music during the reception. The MadriGala staff also includes Dr. Zachary Bloomfield, drama director and stage manager, and Nicki Blowers, technical director.
 
Reserved seats are $12. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling the Fine Arts Theatre Box Office at (815) 280-2200.
 
The deadline for purchasing tickets in advance is Thursday, Dec. 6, with very limited seating available at the door.

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