ARTS COUNCIL OF BIG SKY

BIG SKY – The Arts Council of Big Sky is presenting the 19th annual Madrigal Dinner on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. in the Montana Room at Buck’s T-4. Many consider this event the traditional opening of the Christmas season in Big Sky.

Tickets for the Madrigal Dinner can be purchased in advance, and the event includes a three-course dinner prepared by the chefs at Buck’s, as well as festive music from the Montana State University Montanans, the MSU Brass Quintet and the MSU Chorale.

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.

Old English customs are themes throughout the evening, featuring the Ceremonial Procession, the Wassail Bowl and Christmas Toast, the Boar’s Head Procession and the Flaming Pudding Dessert.

The MSU Montanans serenade guests throughout the event and the MSU Chorale presents a concert finale. The dinner closes with the audience joining the musicians in singing familiar carols. This year marks the 50th annual Madrigal Dinner, produced by the MSU School of Music, and the 19th year the production has traveled to Big Sky.

Please call (406) 995-2742 for ticket reservations. The event is usually sells out so tickets are available by advanced reservation only.

The Arts Council of Big Sky is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing musical and artistic performances to the Big Sky Area.