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Elizabethan Madrigal Feaste

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!...

Announcing the Fifteenth Annual Elizabethan Madrigal Feaste

Come Join Us, Lords & Ladies, to an Evening of Festivities, 
Oh the Pageantry, the Wondrous Music and Delectable Cuisine…

Start your holiday season off right by celebrating the gallantry, beauty, romance, and adventure of the 16th century with the Iowa Lakes Music Department!

Iowa Lakes is proud to announce the Fourteenth Annual Elizabethan Madrigal Feaste! This year’s festivities will be held in a neighboring castle - The VFW in Estherville - on Saturday, Dec. 6, and Sunday, Dec. 7, at half-past six in the evening.

In Merrie Olde England, the Christmas Feaste was an annual custom that originated from the celebration of the New Year. It was an extravagant display of rejoicing and toasting of the twelve days of Christmas. This Feaste is a tribute to those jolly times, a recreation of some of the most important traditions, like the procession of the Boar’s Head, the Jester’s hijinks, strolling carolers, Wassail toasts, flaming pudding, and a special royal dessert. Renaissance costumes will be worn by the performers, and are optional for the guests.

Guests will enjoy royal treatment – being served a delicious six-course meal (unlike a true Renaissance meal, though, they will get silverware!), participating in some hilarious comedic entertainment, and listening to splendid sounds of the season performed by the Royal Iowa Lakes Chamber Choir, My Lady of the Lakers Handbell Ringers, The King’s Brass Ensemble and Her Majesty’s Recorder Consort. The VFW’s winekeeper will have a selection of wine and ale available for purchase.

Tickets are $20 per person, payable to Master Card, Lady Visa, or even Sir Columbus’ Discover. Kindly make Cheques payable to Iowa Lakes Community College Music Department. Seating is limited, so don’t delay - reserve today - to ensure your place at this delightful evening of food and fun!

Reservations must be received in the Music Department and paid in full by Wednesday, Dec. 5. Credit card reservations may be made by phone or email. There will be no refunds after this date.

If you have questions, or would like to reserve tickets, please contact Linda Kautz, Music Department Assistant, at 712-362-8345 or 1-800-242-5106 Ext. 8345… or use your “magick boxe” (computer) to email

Contact Us:

300 South 18th Street
Estherville, IA  51334
Fax: 712-362-8363

Questions or comments? Please email us at or call 712-362-2604 or 800-521-5054.
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