Madrigal Singers


Friday and Saturday ~ November 21 & 22, 2014 ~  Great Hall ~ 6:30 p.m. 



The SIMPSON COLLEGE Department of Music presents the Madrigal Dinner, under the direction of Robert L. Larsen and Kimberly Roberts.

Important Ticket Information: Seating is assigned following receipt of your completed Reservation.  All Reservations are on a first-come, first served basis.  Groups requesting seating together must submit their payment/reservation together as one reservation.  Any seating requested as an addition to a prior order will be processed as a new order and seating will be assigned separately on a space available basis.  No refunds or exchanges.  

Phone Reservations: Beginning October 22, Call (515) 961-1637 on weekdays from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


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About the Madrigal Dinner

You won't want to miss the opportunity of this biennial event to usher in the holiday season by experiencing a musical and culinary journey to Elizabethan England - a world bathed in the light of hundreds of candles and resplendent with brocades, tapestries, and herald flags.  The Madrigal Singers will appear costumed in the dress of the period and will entertain throughout the dinner with old and familiar carols of the season, English and Italian madrigals, French chansons, and German part-songs.  Recorders, krummhorns, cornetto, brass, lute and harpsichord will furnish authentic instrumental sounds of the period.  Mummers will entertain with a masque; ballad singers will stroll among the tables; ancient ceremonies such as the boar's head and wassail bowl will e observed.  We hope you will be able to join us this year for an evening in a Renaissance world - a Madrigal Dinner event unlike any other anywhere.


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The Madrigal Singers have a long and proud tradition of performing Renaissance secular literature in all languages. They also perform sacred literature and contemporary works designed for small ensemble. This group of 18 to 20 tours widely and has been heard on such prestigious stages as Carnegie Recital Hall in New York City and Tyrone Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis. Founded and directed by Dr. Robert L. Larsen, the ensemble has earned plaudits from critics throughout the United States and Europe. They tour annually and perform regularly in Europe during May term, including trips to Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Great Britain, Scandinavia, Russia, Spain, Scotland and England. Their Madrigal Dinners, among the first in the country, are well known throughout the Midwest for their ambiance and sumptuous musical fare. Emphasis is placed on students’ individual vocal skills and the ability to utilize those skills in a small ensemble. The Madrigal Singers is open to all Simpson students by audition.

Madrigal SingingRehearsals: T TH 3:50 - 4:50 p.m., F 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Conductors: Kimberly Roberts and Robert L. Larsen
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