Arts Council of Big Sky

BIG SKY – The 17th annual Madrigal Dinner, a festive holiday event, is set for Thursday, Dec. 5, at Buck’s T-4.

Considered by many as the traditional opening of the Christmas season, the event includes a three-course dinner prepared by the chefs at Buck’s, as well as music from the Montana State University Montanans, the MSU Brass Quintet and the MSU Chorale. The menu will be announced shortly.

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 are the theme throughout the evening, including fanfares introducing 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 evening and the Chorale presents the concert finale. The dinner closes with the audience joining the musicians in singing familiar carols.

Find more information at (406) 995-2742 or bigskyarts.org.