madrigal dinners

Festive Frame of Mind

madrigal dinners
NDSU’s Madrigal Dinners offer a Renaissance experience with a holiday mindset.

With the abundance of time and lack of responsibility fast approaching, you can properly take advantage of the occasions and happenings that come along with the winter season.

Fargo has a thorough, wide array of events to get into the holiday spirit. Ranging from concerts, movies and lights, there is something out there to get you into this festive frame of mind.

Madrigal Dinners

The North Dakota State Madrigal Singers, directed by Michael Weber, will be performing “Amahl and the Night Visitors” Thursday through Dec. 20 at Reineke Performing Arts Center. The one-act opera tells the story of an unfortunate young shepherd who encounters the three kings in the midst of their trek toward the star.

Prior to the performance, an authentic Renaissance meal is provided by NDSU dining services, making this a perfect occasion to immerse yourself in an experience.

Handel’s “Messiah”

Jo Ann Miller, the Baroque Music Festival director, leads the Baroque Festival Orchestra along with five choirs to perform Handel’s “Messiah.” The musical piece is an iconic work that captures the essence of the Old and New Testament.

With the collective voices of NDSU Concert Choir, Madrigal Singers, University Chamber Singers, Cantemus and The Statesmen of NDSU, a lush performance is guaranteed.

The concert is Sunday and admission is free to NDSU students with their Bison Card.

It’s a Wonderful Life

As part of the Fargo Theatre’s Classic Film Series, the timeless Christmas film “It’s a Wonderful Life” will be screening. On Thursday, you can catch the showing for just $5 a seat.

You’ll find yourself in a wave of cozy nostalgia as you watch the movie with your family and friends.

Holiday Lights at Lindenwood Park        

If it is time to start a new tradition, try the Holiday Lights at Lindenwood Park. Drive through the park and view all the beautiful light displays sponsored by local F-M businesses.

The Holiday Lights are open until December 31 and admission is $6 per car, but if you bring canned goods for the local food pantry, admission is only $5. The park is open every day from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Classic Nutcracker

The Fargo Moorhead Ballet once again brings the classic tale of “The Nutcracker” to life. With an expanding cast and Matt Gasper’s original choreography, the show is one that will delight.

The ballet is running from Dec. 18 to the 20 at NDSU’s Reineke Festival Concert Hall.

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