The Arts Council of Big Sky is proud to present the 21st annual Madrigal Dinner, slated for Monday, Dec. 4, at 5 p.m. in the Montana Room at Buck’s T-4 Lodge. This event is considered by many as the traditional opening of the Christmas season and is one of the highlights for the Big Sky community.
Tickets for the Madrigal Dinner can be purchased in advance for $55 per person, which includes a fantastic 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. Please call 995-2742 for ticket reservations. The event is usually sold out so tickets are by advanced reservation only.
This year’s menu:
Salad: Winter green salad
Main: Pan seared pheasant breast, Sous vide shiitake mushrooms, roasted Gallatin Valley root vegetable gratin, chimichurri
Dessert: Almond financier with sage crème anglaise
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 MSU Chorale presents a concert finale. 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 21th year the production has traveled to Big Sky.
This event is sponsored in part by Buck’s T4 and Karst Stage.