“A most wonderful evening of good food and musical entertainment, set in a medieval theme, can be found in Greeneville, Tennessee,” read announcement for the seventh annual Madrigal Dinner at Notre Dame Church, 212 Mount Bethel Road, in Greeneville.
Nightly festivities are set for Dec. 5-7. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m.
“Come welcome the king and queen, along with their court in period costume, prior to the traditional Wassail toast,” the news release continues.
“Enjoy a four-course meal made especially for the occasion, served at your seat by the wench staff.
"Taste mouthwatering dishes such as French Oignon Soupe, Fresh Greene Salad, Oven Baked Hamm with Orange Raisin Sauce, Parsley Red Potatoes Royale, Fried Apples, Greene Beans with Silvered Carrots, Cloverleaf Croissant and Ye Royale Dessert.
“Learn about the custom of the ‘boar’s head,’ while you step back in time and relax in the remarkably decorated hall.
“Enjoy a variety of entertainment that includes listening to Fifteenth and Sixteenth Century songs, such as the old English carol ‘Masters in this Hall,’ French carol ‘March of the Kings,’ Spanish carol ‘Fum, Fum, Fum,’ folk carol ‘Go Tell it on the Mountain,’ and the traditional carol ‘Here We Come a Wassailing,’ just to name a few.
“All songs are beautifully accompanied by a variety of instruments including a harpsichord.”
Court magician Sir James and his assistants, Lady Dianna and Squire Mike, will dazzle with many feats of illusions.
(Mike Lilly, aka “Squire Mike” has worked with several area theaters and is returning as the Court Magician’s Assistant. Mike has appeared in over forty stage productions, three short films and a regional commercial.)
Tickets are $30 and are available now at Notre Dame Church 423-639-9381. Ages are 12 and up only please.
Seating is limited each night so advanced ticket sales are required. No tickets will be sold at the door.