The Mid-Winter Madrigal Festival for high school vocal ensembles will take place Dec. 14 at 7:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Pearl Street in Burlington. The annual festival is sponsored by the Vermont Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association and will include 200 plus high school students from around Vermont representing 12 high schools. Local high school ensembles will include Colchester, Champlain Valley Union, Essex, and South Burlington. Students will gather together to rehearse three songs with a guest conductor throughout the day. This public evening performance will feature each ensemble to perform two to three songs concluding with the mass choir pieces. Admission will be at the door. $8 adults, $6 senior citizens/students, $20 for family of 3 plus. For further information please call (802) 857-7000 x 1581.