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Madrigal Dinner

Oct 06, 2023

Festive Holiday Event Moves Up the Mountain for Annual Performance

The Arts Council of Big Sky is proud to present the 26th annual Madrigal Dinner, slated for Monday, Dec. 4, at 5 p.m. in the Missouri Ballroom at Big Sky Resort. This event is considered by many as the traditional opening of the holiday season and is one of the highlights for the Big Sky community. The event is a joint production between the Arts Council and the Montana State University School of Music.

Tickets for the Madrigal Dinner can be purchased in advance for $80 per person, which includes a fantastic three-course dinner prepared by the chefs at Big Sky Resort, as well as festive music from the Montanans, the MSU Brass Quintet and Voices Luminis (ssaa). Please visit click here, to purchase tickets online. The event is usually sold out so tickets are by advanced online reservation only.

“The Madrigal dinner has become a Big Sky tradition since we started it more than 25 years ago,” said Arts Council Executive Director Brian Hurlbut. “We’re excited for a new venue this year, but of course all of the popular aspects of the event will remain.”

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 Montanans serenade guests throughout the evening and are joined by Voces Luminis (ssaa) for the concert finale. The dinner closes with the audience joining the musicians in singing familiar carols. This year marks the 59th annual Madrigal Dinner, produced by the MSU School of Music, and the 26th year the production has traveled to Big Sky.

The Arts Council of Big Sky is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing cultural and artistic performances to the Big Sky Area. For more information call 995-2742 or visit www.bigskyarts.org.