The Arkansas State University-Beebe Music Department will celebrate the coming holiday season with the color and pageantry of the Annual Yuletide Madrigal Feaste to be held Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. The ASU-Beebe production began in December 2001.
All the regal and ceremonial pomp of Merrie Olde England will be brought to life at the University Café in the McKay Student Center on the Beebe campus, located at 610 N. Pecan Street.
The evening will begin with wassail, followed by an elegant feast served with all the grandeur befitting such a festive occasion. Musical entertainment will accent each course of the magnificent feast.
Fair ladies and gentlemen, a court jester and general merriment will be under the direction of Dr. Timothy Bartlett, with Dr. Brent Bristow conducting instrumental offerings, and Mary Jo Parker as the accompanist.
Participants include Chris Bartlett of Crown Point, IN, business; Misty Boatman of Searcy, liberal arts; Jeremy Colon of Beebe, Computer Systems and Networking Technology; Bryce Cummings of Searcy, Fine Arts Music; Benjamin Davis of Cabot, liberal arts; Hannah Dyson of Beebe, general studies; Ireland Eversole of Cabot, education; Hailey Hardin of Judsonia, liberal arts; Kiersten Johanson of Jacksonville, general studies; Jessica Lee of Lonoke, liberal arts; Hannah Moler of Jacksonville, business; Stephen Parr of Beebe, liberal arts; Maddie Ragan of Sherwood, Fine Arts Music; Maddison Taylor of Jacksonville, liberal arts; Holly Thompson of Bald Knob, business; Megan Whitley of Lonoke, business; and Nicholas Yates of Searcy, Computer-Aided Drafting and Design.
Tickets are $20 per person, and must be purchased in advance, as seating is limited. To reserve tickets, call the Music Department at (501) 882-4435. For more information, visit the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu.
ASU-Beebe is the only two-year college in central Arkansas that offers an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA). The AFA emphasis can be in either vocal music or instrumental music with a focus on wind instrument, percussion, piano, or guitar. The AFA degree consists of a comprehensive, two-year curriculum designed specifically for transfer toward a bachelor’s degree in fine arts.
Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System. With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, the Little Rock Air Force Base, and online, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry. The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus. ASU-Beebe is nationally recognized by the Aspen Institute for student success rates.