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Choirs' Madrigal Dinner Returns This Holiday Season with “Fools Fall in Love”
Poster for Madrigal Dinner for North Hills Choirs 

North Hills High School’s choral program will hold their seventh annual Madrigal Dinner on Dec. 9 at the St. Athanasius Church social hall at 7 Chalfonte Ave. in West View. Enjoy a trip back to the Renaissance as the facility is transformed into a banquet hall complete with a royal procession, singing and entertainment. Doors open at 6 p.m., and festivities begin at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and can be reserved online at or by calling the North Hills Athletics and Activities office at 412-318-1438. Seating is limited, so reservations are strongly encouraged. Online reservations can be paid for with credit cards or PayPal. The fundraising event is sponsored by the North Hills Choral Parents Association.

The evening will include a home-cooked pasta meal served by choir members, while the Madrigal Players will present a 15th century-style skit in period costumes with music provided by the Madrigal Choir comprised of North Hills students. This year’s skit, presented during dinner, “Fools Fall in Love” promises to leave you laughing through the antics of the jester, minstrels, a wizard and others. Following the meal, North Hills Choirs singers will perform a mini concert of cherished holiday favorites.

A Madrigal dinner is a 21st century recreation of the Renaissance feasts held in the great baronial halls throughout England during the twelve days of Christmas. The feasts were filled with stunning pageantry, bawdy humor, endless amounts of succulent food and extraordinary music.

Raffle baskets will be available during the evening. Proceeds will benefit the North Hills Choral Program’s continuing activities including this spring’s trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando for a performance and workshop through Disney Performing Arts.