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CMHS students present annual Madrigal dinner

Dec. 01, 2012 @ 10:49 PM

ONA, W.Va. -- Students in Cabell Midland High School's Collegium Musicum will present the 19th annual Christmas Madrigal dinner on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and 8.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the dinner and show starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased through any of the students, their parents or online at www.cmhscollegiummusicum.org. Performances will take place in the school's cafeteria. The school is located along U.S. 60 between Milton and Barboursville.

This year's show is about a royal kidnapping, a case of mistaken identities and a little wizardry thrown in. There are 47 students in the show, many of whom contributed to writing the script.

Dinner includes ham, green beans, baked potato, cole slaw, cake and wassail (a hot mulled cider).

Proceeds help offset costs of equipment, supplies, sending students to state and national choir events and also will help pay for the entire Collegium Musicum to travel to Toronto during spring break to perform.

The Collegium Musicum also will give a public performance at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Huntington Museum of Art's open house.

Since the school opened in 1994, exceptional high school student singers the chance to audition for Collegium Musicum. Those chosen for the Renaissance-style choir wear Renaissance period costumes and sing a diverse selection of classical pieces, some in different languages. Each year they perform up to 40 programs in and around the community.

For more information, contact director Ed Harkless at 304-743-7100, Ext. 7420, or via e-mail at tharkles@access.k12.wv.us.

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