The holiday season was kicked off in Renaissance style when the Mayville State University Music Department presented their madrigal feast. The feast was held on two evenings, Friday, Dec. 4 and Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. Each evening, the event featured entertainment by the Chattingsworth Chorale, the Wellington Winds, and the Madrigal Singers. A social began at 5:30 p.m. inMayvilleState’s Campus Center Foyer. This was followed by dinner at 6 p.m. in the Campus Center Luckasen Room.
The public was invited to attend this special evening of Renaissance dining and entertainment. The 96 seats available were sold out on both evenings. The madrigal feast is sponsored every-other year by the Mayville State University Music Department, with assistance from the MSU Foundation.
Main cast members for the MSU Music Department madrigal feast were as follows:
Lord Phillip of Nottingham - Robert Sylskar, Mayville, N.D.; Lady Barbara of Nottingham - Teresa Agnes, Portland, N.D.; Steward - Robert Meiss, Portland, N.D.; Court Musician - Greta Paschke, Mayville, N.D.; Court Musical Director - Michael Bakken, Mayville N.D.; Lord Berkshire – Steed Nelson, Forman, N.D.; Lord Easterly – Joel Peterson, Portland, N.D.; Lord Gloucester – Ben Myszkowski, Hatton, N.D.; Lord Randolph – Gareth Hanson, Enderlin, N.D.; Lord Billingsley – Kyle Mehus, Finley, N.D.; and Lord Wordsley – Levi Lemer, Drake, N.D.
Siri Armitage, Brittany Bachmeier, Taylor Benneweis *, Kayle Bresher *, Tiana Clarke, Shaylyn Cordova, Summer Dearinger, Elizabeth Dufault, Allyson Durkin *, Megan Evans, Laura Ewert *, Stephanie Frovarp *, Leslie Funk, Maddie Gallardo *, Amber Gerszewski, Bree Goenner, Flecia Gonzales *, Emmalee Hall, Shaleen Helmer *, Charyte Henderson *, Destiny Hicks *, Liza Hoglo *, Ashton Horn, Trisha Howell, Morgan Jacobson, Lacey Kaiser *, Hayley Kemmer *, Emily Laternus *, Andra Lenz, Cianna Leschied, Alicia Loiland *, Aubrey Moen *, Ashley Neset, Abbie O’Hara, Erin Olson, Erin Rector, Kristin Reinowski, Lindsey Shimpa, Janine Steele *, Samantha Thibert, Riley Thompson, Emily Wheeler, Heather Wilson, Grace Wosick, Kristin Wright, Kaitlynn Wilson, Kalton Agnes, Zach Arnegard, Briar Bahnmiller, Andrew Blake, Jon Brenden *, Marc Eastman, Dalton Erickson, Eti Falaniko, Gareth Hanson * Edward Hill, Deandre Kite, Joey Kubal *, Levi Lemer, Kyle Muhus *, Ben Myszkowski, Steed Nelson *, Adam Overmoe *, Joel Peterson, Emmanuel Rasberry *, Superiorr Reid, Eric Ricard *, Artavious Russell, William Schackelford. * Chattingsworth Chorale.
The Wellington Winds (instrumental musicians):
Hannah Blomquist, flute; Hannah Ness, clarinet; Remington Werner, clarinet; Grace Keller, clarinet; Kelli Amb, clarinet; Kyla Bugner, alto saxophone; Stephany Wold, tenor saxophone; Spencer Merle, baritone saxophone; Tyler Baxter, trumpet; Zachary Ferntheil, trumpet; Miranda Petersen, trombone; Jenna Kohl, bass; Jacob Salge, percussion; and Donte Stevens, percussion.