Mardi Gras Dessert Tasting, Choir Cabaret, and Silent Auction
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. hosted by Seamen’s Church Institute and held at Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, Newport.
This event benefits the choirs’ educational tour to England in August 2018. Admission is $20 per person and a dessert to share. Beverages are provided. Mardi Gras attire encouraged!
The St. John’s Adult Choir and Professional Choristers turn on the charm in a secular British Eve-of-Valentine’s Day-themed entertainment including excerpts from Henry Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas; Edward Elgar’s Salut d’Amour arranged for choir; drawing-room ballads by Ivor Novello, and a highly caloric send-up of Handel’s Hallelujah chorus. Come combine your love of dessert and love with a great cause and splendid spaces.
Three unique and intimate spaces at Seamen’s Church Institute make this a very special evening: The main hall (for the auction and desserts), the Library (for the musical performances) and the exquisite tiny Chapel (for a display of tour-related items). The Chapel shares something with St. John’s: both it and St. John’s side chapel were given by Mrs. Sidney Webster and decorated by Durr Freedly of the Metropolitan Museum of Fine Arts, NYC.
Tickets are on sale at the door and through the Parish Office of the Church of St. John the Evangelist, 61 Poplar Street. Attendance is limited to 80 persons.
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Three one-hour ballroom dance lessons (in waltz, Viennese waltz, swing, and foxtrot) to up to four couples at a time in the Guild Hall. “Learn How to Cut the Rug with the Rector”. Value: $360/Min. Bid: $180
Harry Potter Book Sculpture from A Touch of Whimsy. Value: $35/ Min. Bid: $20
Instant Pot Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker. Slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker, and warmer, & 2 Instant Pot cookbooks to master all the functions and include vegan, gluten-free, and paleo recipes. Value: $124/ Min. Bid: $60
Batter Bowl from Rising Sun Earthworks and Notecards from Third & Elm Press. Value: $44/ Min. Bid $20