Sunday, December 11 7 pm | University Theater Handel's Messiah - Conducted by Patricia P. Fleitas, FAU's presentation of Handel's Messiah featuring FAU choral students PAST and PRESENT, in collaboration with the Delray Beach Chorale. This events sells out early, so buy your tickets today! Tickets $20 at www.fauevents.com, 800-564-9539.
Sunday, December 11 5 pm | Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton Tuba Christmas - Enjoy the tradition of holiday music performed by tubas and euphoniums, started by Indiana University Professor Harvey G. Phillips. FAU's Sean Murray brings this tradition tothe Boca Raton community for its sixth annual presentation. Outdoor event, bring chairs or blankets. FREE and open to the public.
Saturday, December 17 7 pm | University Theater The Florida Wind Symphony Jazz Orchestra AN ELLINGTON NUTCRACKER - Celebrate the holiday's in the most swinging way possible! Duke Ellington's take on the Nutcracker Suite is music that will have you dancing in the aisles, and dreaming of "Sugar Rum Cherries." Also featuring more holiday favorites in the style of your favorite big bands. Conducted by Kyle Prescott. Tickets $20 at www.fauevents.com, 800-564-9539.
Saturday, December 17 6:30 pm | St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church FAU Presents a Madrigal Dinner as a Holiday Tradition - The department of music in Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters continues their holiday tradition in presenting the sixth annual Madrigal Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church, 100 NE Mizner Blvd, Boca Raton. The event reflects a Renaissance evening full of pageantry and entertainment, including a court jester, wandering minstrels and other characters, as well as delicious succulent food and extraordinary music. Individual tickets are $100, with table prices available. Reservations can be made at fauf.fau.edu/madrigal or by calling 561-297-2337.
“We are excited to continue this fun tradition at FAU” said Patti Fleitas, director of FAU’s vocal studies program. “Guests are encouraged to dress in period costume and share the magic of this Renaissance tradition.”
The dinner is modeled after the feasts of the Renaissance when Lords and Ladies of large manors would prepare huge holiday celebrations. Following a cocktail hour, guests will be invited into the dining room and seated at their tables. The king and queen will then enter the room leading a procession of their noble guests, which will include FAU’s madrigal singers, costumed true to the period. A full-course meal will be served with instrumental fanfares announcing meal courses and events. Following dinner, a concert of seasonal and madrigal music will entertain guests.