THE ARTS COUNCIL OF BIG SKY

The Arts Council of Big Sky presents the 21st annual Madrigal Dinner on Monday, Dec. 4, at 5 p.m. in the Montana Room at Buck’s T-4 Lodge. This event is considered by many to be the official start to the holiday season and a tradition that is a highlight for the Big Sky community.

The evening begins with a no-host bar at 5 p.m., followed by seating for the dinner promptly at 6 p.m., in preparation for the Ceremonial Procession of the Lord and Lady of the Manor and their guests. Olde English customs and fanfares are the theme throughout the evening, including the Ceremonial Procession, the Wassail Bowl and Christmas Toast, the Boar’s Head Procession and Flaming Pudding Dessert.

The Montana State University Montanans, a select vocal ensemble, will serenade guests throughout the evening with a concert finale by the MSU Chorale. The dinner closes with the audience joining the musicians in singing familiar carols.

This year marks the 52nd annual Madrigal Dinner, produced by the MSU School of Music, and the 21st year the production has traveled to Big Sky.   

“The Madrigal dinner is a fun, festive event,” said ACBS Executive Director Brian Hurlbut. “Not only is the food amazing, but the singing from the Montana State students is incredible.”

Tickets for the Madrigal Dinner are by advance reservation only and have historically sold out. The price includes a three-course dinner prepared by Buck’s T-4 chefs, and festive music performed by the MSU Montanans, Brass Quintet and Chorale.

For tickets call (406) 995-2742. Visit bigskyarts.org for more information.