Fayetteville180 Spotlights the Yuletide Feaste
The history of our Feaste celebration began in 2011 when Dr. Michael Martin wanted to re-create the Feaste celebrations he celebrated at Kent State University. Working with permissions secured by Kent's former Director of Choral Activities, Dr. C.M. Shearer, the event was able to take place in December, 2011. Costumes were created and coordinated with the help of Ruth Minor and the Gilbert Theater. With a blast of the herald trumpet, Methodist University began their Feaste celebration!! It continues, as a joint venture of Friends of Music at Methodist and the Methodist University Music Department. Taking its participants and audience back to the time of Queen Elizabeth I, the Feaste is a Renaissance-style dinner engagement featuring an elegant four-course meal, a festive banquet hall setting, a large cast of costumed characters straight out of Tudor England, and MU students singing carols for the Christmas season.
This season represents our seventh season presenting the Yuletide Feaste with each year becoming more special and diverse. This year will feature:
- Queen Elizabeth's court (The Methodist University Chorale)
- The Methodist University Chamber Singers
- Trumpet Fanfares by Methodist University Brass Students
- Early music provided by our partnership with the Early Musick Grouppe
- Dates: December 1 and 2, 2017
- Show: 7:30 pm - seating begins at 7 pm
- Place: Haymount United Methodist Church (Please note new location)
The ticket price is $45 per person for the evening's festivities. In the event of a sellout, the checks of those for whom no seats are available will be promptly returned.
Payments will be able to be made in the form of Cash, Check, or Credit Card. Further inquiries can be made directly to Linda Lane, firstname.lastname@example.org, Dr. Michael Martin, email@example.com, or to Dwight House, 608 Merrick Court, Fayetteville, NC 28311. You may also call (910) 364-9710 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Evening's Festivities
Early Musik Grouppe Ensemble
First Course: bread, butter, assorted cheeses and fresh fruit - served while guests arrive
Dudley / Herald / Steward
Second Course: wassail, squash soup - served after guests arrive
Herald / Steward
The Procession of the Court
Song: "Masters In The Hall"
Song: “Make We Joy Now In This Fest”
The Procession of the Queen
Steward / Queen Elizabeth I
Song: "The Wassail Song"
Toast to the Queen
Song: "Lord, for Thy Tender Mercy's Sake"
Wassail Bowl Processional
Song: "The Boar's Head Carol"
Third Course: stuffed chicken breast with smoked gouda,** sundried tomatoes, spinach, wild rice pilaf, roasted root vegetables, green beans
** For vegetarians: grilled portobello mushrooms
Song: "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"
Fourth Course: Flaming figgy pudding with custard sauce
Beverages: water, iced tea, coffee
The Post-Feaste Toasts
Courtiers present toasts
MU Chamber Singers
Early Musik Grouppe Ensemble
Song: "My Friends We Must Now Leave Thee"
Song: The Queen invites guests to stand and sing the last two verses of "Silent Night."