Upcoming Events
  • Have a great summer, Coppell! Publishing resumes Aug. 14
The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

Business Spectacle: Lilys Hair Studio (video)
Business Spectacle: Lily's Hair Studio (video)
October 26, 2023

Madrigal Choir embodies medieval spirit for 29th annual Madrigal Feast

Vibha Viswanath
Coppell senior Divya Ghanta and junior Sweetie Ansah act as Sofia and The Minstrel during the Madrigals Feast. Coppell Choir hosted the 29th annual Madrigals Feast at the CHS Commons on Friday and Saturday.

Hear ye, Hear ye!

Coppell High School Madrigal Choir’s production of “Follow Me in Merry Measure” was brought to life at the Madrigals Feast on Friday and Saturday. The CHS Commons took on a medieval spin to set the scene. 

The spirit of the Middle Ages was not only meticulously reflected through the enchanting ambiance but also woven into the performers’ costumes. 

Silky blue and burgundy tunics rimmed with gold gave contrast to the stark castle walls, encompassing the audience within the pages of a history book. 

The night opened with a traditional wassail toast; serving as a favorable homage to the King, portrayed by New Tech High @ Coppell senior Preston Johnson, while channeling a welcoming atmosphere for its guests.  

Coppell High School Madrigals welcome guests to the feast with a wassail toast. Coppell Choir hosted the 29th annual Madrigals Feast at the CHS Commons on Friday and Saturday.
(Vibha Viswanath)

Traversing through an array of classic Christmas carols such as “Throw Open Your Shutters!” “The First Noel,”  and “Sweeter Still,” directors Bona Coogle and Aaron Coronado were able to center around the holiday spirit. 

The King and Queen, played by senior Ana Jesayen, and their court mesmerized the audience with haunting vocals ranging from soulful hymns accompanied by magical tunes. Coppell choir’s vocal prowess added a captivating dimension to the performance. 

In between acts, performers interacted with members of the audience, treating the guests to a hearty meal, featuring a spread of grilled vegetables, salad, roasted chicken and dessert —one fit for royalty.

Returning guests to the present day, the Madrigal Feast concluded with a rendition of “Say, Love,” allowing the audience to revel in merry enjoyment. 

Leave a Comment
More to Discover
About the Contributors
Riya Prasad
Riya Prasad, Staff Writer
Riya Prasad is a sophomore and a first year staff writer on The Sidekick. She plays badminton with her friends on the weekends and often listens to Lana Del Rey and Taylor Swift. Her favorite Lana Del Rey songs are “Salvatore” from the album Honeymoon and “Gods and Monsters” from the album Born to Die-Paradise Edition. Her favorite Taylor Swift songs are “illicit affairs”, “Last Kiss”, and “You’re Losing Me”. She loves reading and her current book is “Gods and Heroes of Ancient Greece’’ by Gustavo Schwab. You can contact her at [email protected].
Deepika Kumar
Deepika Kumar, Staff Writer
Deepika Kumar is a sophomore, staff writer for The Sidekick. She was born in New Hampshire and moved to Texas for elementary school. She would consider herself both an extrovert and an introvert. She has an avid interest in criminology and forensic psychology, and hopes to work for the Behavioral Analysis Unit in the future. In her free time, Deepika plays the Veena, a classical Indian instrument. She also enjoys watching horror movies, her favorite being Annabelle. She enjoys the occasional retail therapy session and spending time with her family and friends. She is a typically picky eater, but enjoys all spicy foods and fancy ice-creams. Deepika has an aspiration to live in Europe someday, though the exact location is undecided. She typically listens to pop music with artists such as: The Weekend, Drake, Tyler the Creator, and Travis Scott. Deepika has a preference for colder weather, winter being her favorite season. With her time in The Sidekick she hopes to build community and improve her writing abilities.
Vibha Viswanath
Vibha Viswanath, Staff Photographer
Vibha Viswanath is a junior and staff photographer for The Sidekick. This year, Vibha hopes to try new things in Sidekick, explore her interests, and work on various types of media. In her free time, she likes to bake and watch TV. Her favorite TV show is New Girl, and she likes to watch movies with family and friends. Her favorite food is drunken noodles, and she loves to drink Starbucks and Diet Coke. As a member of HOSA, she aspires to study medicine and become a surgeon. You can contact Vibha at [email protected] or follow her on Instagram @vibha_kv.  

Comments (0)

All Coppell Student Media Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *