An Evening of Music and Cheer

This year’s free Summer Choral Festival concert was a special one. After a moving performance of Brahms’ Ein deutches Requiem, many concertgoers and Summer Choral Festival singers stayed for our benefit reception. Held in the Festival’s rehearsal space at the Church of the Incarnation, attendees enjoyed a night full of great food and good conversation.

Enjoying St. George's Choral Society's 2016 Benefit. Photo by Pat Rasile.

Karen Harkenrider, right, staffs the wine pull. Photo by Pat Rasile.

In addition to a delicious array of donated homemade desserts and hors d’oeuvres, there was also a wine bar (and our friendly bartender, board member Paul Secor!). Attendees took advantage of the many different opportunities to support our Choral Society. The wine pull was a huge success; for $20, participants blindly picked a wrapped bottle of wine that worth at least that much. The silent auction featured great items, including homemade baked goods and a dinner with Artistic Director Matthew Lewis. There were St. George's Choral Society tote bags for sale, as well as a 50/50 raffle.

Not only did the benefit raise more than $4,000 for the choir, but it allowed everyone to mingle and meet new supporters and friends of St. George’s. The relaxed atmosphere was welcomed by all, and everyone seemed to have a wonderful evening. Thanks to everyone who made the benefit such a huge success! 

Missed the benefit? We welcome your contributions as we move into our 200th anniversary season.