New look, same show

Minot Chamber Chorale brings Renaissance Feast back for another year

Submitted Photos The Minot Chamber Chorale has been hosting the annual Renaissance Christmas Feast for 46 years. The event is hosted each year to offer guests a unique feast and show to kick off the Christmas season. From a stage decorated to fit the theme and those involved dressed in attire from the time, the event has been enjoyed by many over the years.

The Renaissance takes over the North Dakota State Fair Center as the Minot Chamber Chorale brings the Renaissance Christmas Feast back for its 46th consecutive year. The great show will be returning today to Saturday, offering a new and slightly improved version of the traditional show.

After rehearsing for months, the Minot Chamber Chorale is ready to bring the show to the audiences. It will feature a variety of Christmas tunes. Directed by Bob Demke, the show will host not only the Minot Chamber Chorale, but also several other chorus groups.

Helping to set the mood of the Renaissance time period, a recorder consort will also be there.

“I have been Lord of the Manor for 25 years and have enjoyed every one of them,” said Eric Furuseth. “The lovely Pamela Hopkins returns as Lady of the Manor. The Jesters this year will be Breanna Benson, returning for her seventh year and Jake Thrailkill, who is putting on the bells for the first time. We hope to share joy and laughter with you.”

Each day doors will open at 6 p.m. for the silent auction, a cash bar and a coffee time. The feast and performance will begin at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the performance cost $49 for adults and $20 for children 13 and under. Military and group discounts are available. The price includes the show and the meal being offered.

Tickets must be purchased in advance to the showings. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the ticket line at 441-3094 or visit