Horlick Choirs - Madrigal Dinner

William Horlick High School

41st Annual High Renaissance Feast

under the direction of Ellen Christensen


DeKoven Center   *  600 21st Street  *   Racine, Wisconsin

Friday December 1, 2017 chapel opens at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday December 2, 2017 chapel opens at 6:00 p.m.

Sunday December 3, 2017 chapel opens at 4:00 p.m.

Friday December 8, 2017 chapel opens at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday December 9, 2017 chapel opens at 6:00 p.m.



Come be magically, musically transported back to 16th century England


Tickets are $38 per person, which includes the viewing of an original student-penned drama, a concert of Renaissance choral selections and orchestral music. Be amazed by our ornate, historic costumes, a flurry of acrobatics and swordplay, the sights and sounds of piously wandering monks, and a heavenly balcony choir. Try to tease our stoic yeomen and be cajoled by our flower and candy sellers. All good fun, but . . . ah, the sumptuous feast! Tempt your palate with wild rice soup, a cheese plate and hearty bread, followed by a fresh salad. But, watch out for conniving beggars! You will toast the Queen’s health with warm wassail and dine upon suckling pig, orange glazed chicken, roast beef, parsley potatoes, green beans almandine, stuffing, and fresh fruit. Finish the meal with a tempting pumpkin dessert and coffee, all served by wenches that will encourage you to eat to your hearts desiring! You may want to enhance the experience by attending in costume. Be sure to bring your singing voice as the Queen commands you sing for your supper. The stocks or the sword's sting might greet the disobedient!

Tickets may be purchased online at www.horlickchoirs.org or you may print off the order form and mail it with payment to:



William Horlick High School

2119 Rapids Drive, Racine,  WI 53404

ATTN: Ellen Christensen


Per RUSD policy, alcoholic beverages are not allowed.

Please notice that you may also pre-order pewter mugs.

Parents of current senior performers are encouraged to attend the final evening. The Queen will honor you in a special knighting ceremony. Tickets sell quickly, so order fast.

Friday and Saturday, please arrive between 6:00 - 6:15 p.m. as the show will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.

The Sunday matinee will begin earlier. You must arrive between 4:00 - 4:15 to be seated in the Chapel at the DeKoven Center.


A ramp for wheelchairs is available as is handicap parking.

Please do not arrive before the chapel is open as there is not a lobby to wait in!

Proceeds from the feast are reinvested in Madrigal costumes, instruments, music and decorations as well as funding for student scholarships. We want to thank the Racine community for helping us to keep this rich tradition alive!