Chorale plans madrigal feast as fundraiser

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The ticket price may seem steep at $100 per person, Klahs said, but the event is the chorale’s main fundraiser for the year. Madrigals originated in 16th century Italy and were performed by small groups of unaccompanied voices, usually singing themes of love or nature. English composers later adapted the form, and since then madrigals have been associated with feasting and holiday revelry. The chorale will re-create the Renaissance feast in the great “baronial hall” also known as the Santa Clarita Activities Center. The bill of fare includes appetizers of chicken liver pate with calvados and hazelnuts, tomato and aged cheddar canapes, Old English spiced beef roast with assorted mustards, potatoes a la maitre d’hotel, roasted vegetables, and trifle, along with coffee, tea, and wine. Banquet revelers will be greeted by the jester before the entertainment begins. The wacky masque du jour takes off in several comedic directions at once as a motley troupe of actors tries to imitate a cast of thousands. To help pull this off, one character actually plays the parts of a father and a stepmother at the same time, wearing one costume in front and another on her back side. Each time the other character speaks, the actor turns around, so as the dialogue speeds up, so do her rotations. SANTA CLARITA – The Santa Clarita Master Chorale will present a re-creation of a 16th century royal banquet Saturday to raise money for future performances. The Midwinter Madrigal Feast will feature the farcical enactment of “Handel and Gretzky: A Tale of Two Kiddies,” presented by an assortment of dancers, troubadours and the Beverly Hills Players. The midwinter event is an opportunity for the community to show its support for fine arts in Santa Clarita, said Sherry Klahs, chief executive officer of the chorale’s board of directors. “For nearly seven years, the nonprofit Master Chorale has provided Santa Clarita with the finest in choral music,” Klahs said. The play, or masque, includes audience involvement, surprising sound effects and fast-paced dialogue, with singers performing authentic madrigals. An opportunity drawing is also planned for the evening, with drawings for numerous gift baskets. The grand prize is a seven-day Holland America Cruise. Tickets for the drawing are $50 and just 150 will be sold. The Midwinter Madrigal Feast will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the city Activities Center, 20800 Center Point Parkway, Santa Clarita. Individual tickets are $100, or preferred tables for eight are available for $1,000. Tickets may be purchased by telephone or mail order. Order forms are available on the chorale’s Web site, For information, call the chorale office at (661) 254-8886 or write to Santa Clarita Master Chorale, P.O. Box 800459, Santa Clarita, CA 91380-0459.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

More brands back ISL in Season 3,More brands back ISL in Season 3

first_imgPublished on SHARE Backed by a healthy viewership, brands associating with the third season of Indian Super League football championship are set to reap benefits as the third season of format kicks in.While the first season of ISL had seen sponsors pump in ₹55 crore, the second season saw a close to ₹100 crore through sponsorship. Industry watchers says that since the current season is being held during the festival period, more sponsors may back the tournament to create a high impact visibility.Industry sources expect the number to touch close to 25 this year compared to 17 last season.Besides title sponsors Hero, several brands such as DHL, Muthoot, Amul and Maruti have continued their association. Hero already has rights for the title sponsorship as they had availed it for a three-year period.Star and IMG-Reliance together market the ISL. Industry sources said that while the title sponsor spends anywhere between ₹18-20 crore, the associate sponsors put in about ₹6-8 crore. Others like shirt sponsorship stands at ₹3-5 crore while kit sponsorship stands at ₹6 crore.“Last year, we got high brand recall in television, social media and also digital medium. We are expecting 20 per cent increase in brand recall in the third season,” RS Subramanian, SVP & Country Manager, DHL Express, India told Business Line.DHL is the associate sponsor for the third season which started from October 1. The eleven-week football league, scheduled from 1 October to 18 December 2016, features Indian and international players in eight teams playing 61 matches in eight cities across the country.TVS Tyres, which is the title sponsor Chennaiyin FC team too expects a rocking season.P Vijayaraghavan, Director, TVS Srichakra Ltd. said, “This partnership is an exciting platform to reach out to our customers and we are confident of elevating our brand recall to a much larger audience and feel that it will add value to our brand and business.”The Muthoot Group announces association with the league for the third consecutive year.To commemorate the League, The Muthoot Group is also producing attractive limited edition HISL gold coins.As per available data, best teams notched sponsorships deals between ₹15-20 crore. Sources indicate that Atletico de Kolkata has bagged sponsorship worth ₹14 crore while FC Goa bagged close to ₹6 crore. COMMENT 0 Sponsorship to touch 25 in the third seasoncenter_img SHARE SHARE EMAIL football October 04, 2016 COMMENTSlast_img read more