Madrigal Dinner

Above: Madrigal Royal Court 2021 - performance which may be VIEWED HERE:

Above: Madrigal Royal Court 2021

Above: Madrigal Royal Court Performers 2020

Above: Madrigal Dinner Performers 2020

2021 Dowling Catholic Madrigal Performance


The 2020-2021 school year required flexibility and resilience from every department, including Dowling Choral. With the exception of the final 2021 Spring Concert,  all performances were recorded and done virtually.


While we missed the fellowship of the in-person Madrigal Dinner experience, the school year would have had a void without any Madrigal performance at all. The students did a wonderful job making the best of a virtual Madrigal which you may VIEW HERE:


2022 Dowling Catholic Madrigal Dinner 


Please save the date for the 2022 Dowling Catholic Madrigal Dinner on January 7th and the 8th! The students will be working hard and we are grateful to Mr.Tipping, Miss Sheldon and Mr. Holland for their time and efforts.


The Madrigal Dinner Event is an enjoyable evening with great food, music and fellowship. Parish doors open at 6:30PM for both 7:00PM performances Friday and Saturday nights. Our venue is the Parish Hall at St. Francis Catholic Church in West Des Moines. Information regarding ticket sales will be shared closer to the event.


Be sure to be on the lookout for an email regarding Madrigal Dinner ticket orders! Ticket sales will end January 6th or as soon as the event sells out.


If your son or daughter has chosen to be a part of the Madrigal Dinner event in the role(s) of: Royal Court, Serving Chorus, Royal Pages, Madrigal Band Members, and/or skit participants. All Royal Court participants have been fitted with their costumes and most of the Serving Chorus as well. Skit participants will be fitted too. The Pages receive their costume on the night of the performance.

  • All Royal Court men and pages will need to purchase black tights and black shoes (canvas Romeo made by Capezio). Both may be purchased at Mark’s Dancewear in Johnston or Elite Dance Outfitters in Clive. Mention Dowling Madrigal Dinner to receive a discount.

  • Pages need a black turtleneck, in addition to the black tights and black shoes mentioned above.

  • All ladies will wear their black choir shoes. Serving Chorus ladies, please iron your already-washed skirts and blouses. Do NOT wash or iron your (very fragile) vests. Gold or maroon ribbon ties were provided for all of the vests, and outfits should have come home with the Serving Chorus ladies by the end of last week.

  • Continue to check the Choral "News & Notes" Newsletter ( ) for additional costume information.

  • Band members need to wear black-footed tights and a black turtleneck. They will arrive in costume both nights.

In advance, parents, thank you for your support! Your parental assistance will help to make the Madrigal evenings’ festivities a success. On that note, we need volunteers! Opportunities for decorating, set-up, clean-up and food donations are on the sign up link attached. This is a fun way to meet other Choir and Band families. Please volunteer using the Sign-up link at the bottom of this email. You may need to copy the address and open in your browser to access the page.


Additional timeline information will be provided the week of the performance including the rehearsal schedule for all Madrigal Dinner participants.


Thank you to all of the committee members and volunteers who have gotten us off to a great start! We look forward to sharing this amazing Dowling Catholic tradition with you in January!


Holiday Blessings,

Madrigal Dinner Chairs