The Uvalde High School choir will be presenting a renaissance madrigal dinner at 6 p.m. Monday in the high school cafeteria. The cost is $12 for dinner and a show. The community is invited to attend this event, which is sponsored by the choir booster organization.
“Many schools do madrigal dinners with their choral groups,” said UHS choir director Karen McCarty. “My students have gone to the Renaissance festival near Conroe and they really enjoyed the experience. The choir sings music from this period and it seemed like a fun way to perform it.
“This type of performance gives them first-hand knowledge of the dress and culture of the time. There are no special vocal demands other than those necessary for other choir concerts, but they do need to be able to act and interact with the audience,” McCarty said.
Jason Schlichting will be guest accompanist for the presentation.
The production will feature the play “Bob Bados, A Pirate’s Tale.” Guests are encouraged to wear costumes of the Renaissance period.
“We are hoping to raise money from the concert for a competition in Corpus Christi or for a field trip to a musical in San Antonio,” McCarty said. For the dinner, UHS culinary arts instructor Rene Guerrero will be catering turkey legs and sides. Tickets are available from any choir student or McCarty, who may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.