Every spring at Augsburg College, the Goliard Society of Medievalists,
a student club, hosts a big party to celebrate the midwinter carneval before
Lent. It's Mardi Gras Madrigals! Huzzah!
This annual event always features jugglers and musicians, storytellers and
poets, and a full medieval feast — eaten without utensils, of course.
This year (2012), Mardi Gras takes place on Tuesday, February 21st, in
Hoversten Chapel. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Box office opens at 6 PM.
Madrigal choirs from area high schools have been specially invited to join
in the fesitivities by sharing their musical talents. The choirs will be joined
by members of the internationaly acclaimed Rose Ensemble.
In addition to the beautiful music, there's plenty of silliness and merriment
as well. A child from the audience will be crowned king or queen of the
feast, and a high-ranking grown-up will be chosen to play the fool.
If your high school madrigral group would like to be invited, or if you'd like
more information, please contact Phil Adamo, at firstname.lastname@example.org.