Holiday Entertainment Set: Choral Concert and Madrigal

The Claremont Chamber Choir will be featured in a holiday concert at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum on Tuesday, Dec. 2, a program including movements from the Spanish renaissance composer Tomas Luis de Victoria’s Mass, written on the Christmas theme of shepherds and their animals. The ensemble also will perform the Trois Chansons by Claude Debussy, as well as a selection of seasonal carols.

The Claremont Chamber Choir, featuring two dozen student from The Claremont Colleges, is directed by Charles W. Kamm, assistant professor of music at Scripps College, and is sponsored by the Joint Music Program.

On Thursday, Dec. 4 and Friday, Dec. 5, holiday music and dining at CMC continues with the 26th anniversary celebration of Madrigal Feast, one of the College’s longest and most enjoyable traditions.

This year’s entertainment will again be provided by student-run a cappella groups from The Claremont Colleges: The Claremont Shades, Midnight Echo, and Women’s Blue and White. In conjunction with traditional music, festivities, and attire, the evening performances will include medieval cuisine.

Reservations may be made through the Athenaeum office and are limited to CMC students, faculty, and staff. Seating is determined by the order in which payment is received, so groups of friends are encouraged to sign up at the same time in order to sit together. Those not wishing to sit with a group are asked to submit a list of all names and meal card numbers, along with the reservation coupon and full payment.

Ticket prices are as follows: CMC students with meal card, $15 per person; CMC students without meal cards, $20 per person;
CMC faculty and staff (limit two tickets per person), $30 per person.

Doors for Madrigal open at 6 p.m., with the program running from about 6:30 to 9 p.m.

To make reservations for either holiday performance, visit: http://www.claremontmckenna.edu/mmca/cur_reserve.php.