Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum

Inside CMC, December 2006

Madrigal Rings in the Yule Cheer

More than 1,500 guests, including faculty, staff, students, alumni, and members of the greater community, celebrated the 24th Annual Madrigal Feast at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, held five separate evenings on Nov. 30. Dec. 2, Dec. 3. Dec. 5. and Dec. 6. Tableside caroling, a cappella music, and a five-course meal toasted with rounds of wassail and eggnog helped entertain hundreds of guests seated at linen-draped tables.

Although the term Madrigal refers to a form of 14th century Italian music, in Claremont the word is synonymous with sumptuous feasting and heavenly serenades by The Concert Choir of The Claremont Colleges.