This year’s annual Ye Olde Madrigal Feaste will be Dec. 12 with dinner and performance by the Van Buren High School Choir.
Open for one night only, the feast will take place in Van Buren High School Commons, decorated as the Great Castle Hall, Friday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. It will feature dinner and a concert within a medieval setting, and doors open at 6:45 p.m.
"Guests are invited to travel back in time about 600 years to a European castle in winter," said choir director Kathy Hoover.
Ye Olde Madrigal Feaste will include "feasting, dancing, skits, a royal cast and revelry, with a few surprises thrown in," Hoover said. Tickets for the feast are $15 and must be reserved in advance.
Van Buren High School Choral Music Department will present a variety of traditional and classic Christmas music performed by choir members in costume.
Performances will be given by the Treblettes, the concert and show choirs, the sophomore ladies choir and the Freshman Academy Choir.
Song choices include traditional music such as "The Boar’s Head Carol," "Pat-a-pan" and "Welcome One and Welcome All," and classics such as "Silent Night" and "Carol of the Bells."
There also will be a host of soloists, dancers, small ensembles and instrumentalists, Hoover said.
This is the ninth year for the feast, and has previously been held for two nights, but was reduced to one night this year because of costs, Hoover said.
For tickets, contact the Van Buren Fine Arts Center at (479) 474-4017.
Other shows being offered by Van Buren Fine Arts Center during the remaining Christmas season are the Butterfield Trail Band free Christmas concert on Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.; Travis Tritt Calm After Tour on Dec. 6 at 8 p.m.; Butterfield Trail-Northridge Choir free Christmas concert on Dec. 9, 10 and 11 at 7 p.m.; Northridge Middle School Band free Christmas concert on Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.; Van Buren High School Band free Christmas concert Dec. 16 at 7 p.m.; and Mr. Cabbagehead and the Screaming Radishes on Dec. 20 at 7 p.m.