Orange County Players’ 29th Yuletide Madrigals are presented at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3 and 5 p.m. Sunday Dec. 4 at at Paoli First Presbyterian Church.

Orange County Players has provided a community holiday tradition since 1994.

Doors open at 6:30. p.m.for the 7 p.m. performances, while doors will open at 4:30 p.m. for the 5 p.m. performance.

Gary Spear will direct OCP’s 29th yuletide event. Spear noted, “We are closer to restoring our pre-COVID Madrigal format. Our Friday and Saturday performances will include a full meal, traditional monologues, a period dance, a humorous skit, a seasonal concert. The Sunday performance will include a socially distanced Wassail reception, the monologues, dance, skit, concert, and a dessert to go.”

OCP’s Artistic Director Larry Hollan also serves as production/coordinator. Hollan said, “OCP has spent almost 50 years creating traditions for the local community including summer musical performances, comedies, dramas, and Yuletide Madrigals.”

“OCP fulfills its mission through the Yuletide Madrigal,” noted Hollan. “The focus is on quality, while producing performances involving various art forms. Orange County Players’ Madrigal lends authenticity to the season with period costumes, traditional medieval music and dance performed by members of the cast,” said Hollan.

Keegan Anderson will serve as assistant director for the production, preparing digital rehearsal recordings for the cast. Jodi McGowen also serves as production coordinator.

Singing in OCP’s Madrigal this year are sopranos Kristina Allen, Betsy Fouts, Megan Foye, Jodi McGowen, Claire Hester and Sherry Schmidt. Altos include Kim Anderson, Bonnie Bolinger, Beverly Hester, Hannah Ingersoll, Denise Straley and Maria Wishart.

OCP Madrigal tenors are Keegan Anderson, Wyatt Blankenship, Colin Flavin, Kate Henderson, and Sketch Johnson. Singing bass are Howard Detweiller, Seth Eisenhower, Mike Hester Larry Hollan, Cody Ingersoll, and Sam Kinsey.

The Madrigal concert will feature traditional 14th and 15th century music including “Alleluia,” “Cherubim Song,” “Magnificat,” “If Ye Love Me,” “See Amid the Winter’s Snow,” and “The First Nowell.”

Paoli First Presbyterian Church will cater Madrigal meals, beginning with a salad and wassail, including the traditional pork loin, apple -raisin stuffing, potatoes, green beans, and date cake Friday and Saturday. Friday and Saturday Madrigal dinner tickets are $20 per person.

Sunday’s performance will include an authentic medieval steamed pudding for carry-out in addition to the concert. Sunday Madrigal concert and dessert tickets will cost $15.

Reservations are required for all performances and may be made with any cast member. Patrons may also make ticket reservations by text or voicemail to (812) 797-1830.