OHS students hosted Madrigal Dinner in April

By Earleen Hinton


A magic cantaloupe and a rivalry between jesters was the plot of the Oregon High School’s Madrigal “Dinner”, held April 24-25 in the OHS gym.

Organizers had hoped to have the event on the high school lawn, but cooler temperatures pushed the event indoors.

Unlike the usual Madrigal Dinners, held in December, this year’s event did not include a “dinner” and instead encouraged audience members to bring their own food.

“Instead, this year, we invited everyone to bring their own food (kind of like a Ravinia type of deal),” Zach Hall, OHS choir director said.

Because the school is not not incurring any large costs for meals or renting spa

ce, this year’s admission was by a free-will donation.

Jed Bothe, a senior, and Hall created the production.

“This is the first time that a student has been involved in writing the script and Jed did a fantastic job throughout the entire process,” said Hall. “It has been a privilege to work with him on this project.”

Madrigal performers were: Austin Ebert (king), Whitney Kirk (queen), Miguel Vazquez (prince), Isabella Olalde (princess) Paige Beauchem, Jade Brewington, Jennica Ciesiel, Libby Hinshaw, Sophia Stender, Mackenzie Brodkowicz, Lydia Cermak, Alex Davis, Brianna Fuentes, Lucius Van Dyck, Abigail Virgil, Olivia Wynn, Jed Bothe, Grant Cermak, Conner Harshman, Brandon Rowe, and Jackson Werren.

Elizabeth Mois and Abigail Rogers were the jesters and Abby Tomilson, Wesley Immel, Lydia Cermak, Grant Cermak, and Brian Immel were in the brass choir.

Claire Labash, Grant Cermak, Riley Crichton. Leah Watters, Lydia Cermak, and Claudia Reckamp were in the recorder choir.

Earleen Hinton

Earleen oversees production and content of 9 community weeklies and has worked for Shaw Newspapers since 1985.