The Waupaca High School Madrigal Singers are making their final preparations for the Music Department’s 17th annual Yuletide Feast to be held this weekend.
Kristen Sporakowski is the director of choral and instrumental activities at Waupaca High School, and she said that while tickets are no longer on sale, guests who are coming to the dinner should try to help them achieve authenticity by doing the following:
• Creating a medieval name for themselves and their party to be read by the Town Crier when they are announced (for example, Lord and Lady of Woodland Lane).
• Being sure to bring a lot of spare change. Beggars will be at their food and will expect food, money or other handouts. Strolling musicians will play holiday tunes during the feast. If their songs are pleasing, a tip will be welcome. Sweet wenches will be peddling chocolates for your sweet tooth. There will also be a silent raffle, with donations from local businesses and individuals. The drawing will take place at the conclusion of Sunday’s dinner.
• Possibly being subjected to the punishments of the king if you do not follow the rules of the kingdom. Any male not following kingdom policy may be subject to a tax or a sentence to the stocks.
Those who were not able to get tickets to the Madrigal Dinner this year will be able to see the Madrigal Singers, along with all of the other choirs from the high school, when the Vocal Music Department presents its annual holiday concert.
There will be two performances – one at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19, and another at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20 in the Performing Arts Center of the high school.