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A glimpse into the magic of madrigal

A glimpse into the magic of madrigal

Nicole Mitchell, Special to The Shield

December 4, 2018

Nicole Mitchell  Daniel Craig flipped a coin to decide which of three students would have an extra speaking part during the opening toast ceremony of the Madrigal Feaste. The associate professor of music pointed to a student in the middle of the room. A voice cried out from the choir: “Ho...

Eagle expeditions: singing serves, entertains

Eagle expeditions: singing serves, entertains

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

September 9, 2018

Every week The shield will feature a student who spent time in another country over the summer. This week, Benjamin Ulrich shared about his time in Ireland with the university Chamber Choir for their annual participation in the Mayo International Choral Festival Premiere Competition.  When the stu...

Madrigal Feaste transports community to Renaissance

Madrigal Feaste transports community to Renaissance

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

November 30, 2016

Carter Hall won’t be Carter Hall Dec. 1-4. Instead, Madrigal Feaste attendees will walk into a Renaissance-style Baron’s Hall, immersed in a fifteenth-century royal feast with the university Chamber Choir. For the 47th annual Madrigal Feaste, sophomore Beronica Ricketts will portray a J...

Second chance: Madrigal cast reflects on cut Feaste

Second chance: Madrigal cast reflects on cut Feaste

Bobby Shipman

December 4, 2014

  Lindsey Tudor's hopes were dashed in December 2013 when the 44th Annual Madrigal Feaste was cancelled due to inclement weather conditions. The 15th century Ireland themed event is the oldest tradition on USI’s campus. Its four-nights of festivities feature the USI Chamber Choir dressed as char...

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