The Minot Chamber Chorale will present its 39th annual Renaissance Christmas feast Dec. 1 to 3, in the Coliseum room at the Holiday Inn-Riverside on Burdick Expressway East.
The social hour begins at 6 p.m. with the feast at 7 p.m. Once again this year the Lord and Lady are played by Eric Furuseth and Pam Hopkins, using a script written by Steve Files.
"We include a number of people in the story line," said director Robert Demke. "It's a clever script about a small village with ... soggy ... implications. He's done a good job with that."
Submitted Photo - - Lord and Lady of the manor Eric Furuseth and Pam Hopkins are shown at this 2008 event welcoming guests to the annual Renaissance Christmas Feast. The show this year is presented by the Minot Chamber Chorale in the Holiday Inn-Riverside Dec. 1-3. The theme this year is “Tradition Continues.”
The court jesters are Breanna Benson and Gene Curtiss, who work hard to keep the entire room entertained individually and collectively.
"There is a brief 'concert' portion," Demke said. "Then there are a number of small ensembles, instrumentalists and soloists during the dining. I particularly want to mention the Western Plains Children's choruses as well as the brass ensemble Pat Schwan put together, the 'resident' Renaissance Feast Band."
"The overall theme for the performance is 'Tradition Continues,'" he said. "That's because this has been such an unsettling year for so many reasons. It's important for us to have some continuity in our lives, and we hope this Feast helps do that."
Other instruments in use will be handbells and a recorder consort or ensemble, both of which have a particularly Christmas and renaissance sound, Demke said.
"There will be quite a festive mood, with pretty impressive costuming and staging," he added.
The group is adding another feature this year a silent auction with items ranging from foods and crafts to timeshares and quilts.
"We're really incorporating the talents of many in the group in many ways," said Demke. "It's unique, artistic and creative."
Military appreciation night is Dec. 1, with tickets discounted from the regular price of $35 to $30 with military I.D.
Reservations are required. You can indicate your choice of meal and table preference when calling for tickets at Jacobsen's Music at 838-8709.