Winter Musicale 2022
Concert and fundraising dinner
Sunday, March 6, 2022 (previously January 23)
Join us, in person, on Sunday March 6, 2022, from 5 p.m.
at St. Mark Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach,
for the return of our annual Winter Musicale
The Winter Musicale is our primary fundraising event, a chamber recital performance followed by a fundraising dinner. Ticket sales are anticipated to cover only 30% of our concert expenses this reopening year. Your contribution is essential. Please join us in making possible our 42nd annual Festival season in June 2022. All who contribute $125 or more per person after August 1, 2021, are welcome to attend the Winter Musicale event, as a thank-you for supporting our live 2022 summer season. If you are interested in attending and are not already on our mailing list, or are on our mailing list and have not yet received an invitation by mail or email, you may print the RSVP form, and view current underwriting opportunities here. Donations and RSVPs may be sent digitally or by mail (please include a copy of the RSVP form) to arrive before February 25. Any questions, please contact us.
Ways to give are on our Support page
RSVP by February 25
The health and safety of our supporters, performers, volunteers and staff is our priority.
We are reviewing our safety protocols to align with the CDC’s and California’s latest guidelines due to the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus. Our current requirements to attend our in-person events are proof of full vaccination and booster (administered no less than two weeks before March 6), and KN95 masking for all attendees and participants throughout the event, except when activity eating and drinking at dinner. Dinner to go after the concert will also be offered. KN95 masks will be provided. There may be further updates to this protocol prior to the Winter Musicale. This is a dynamic situation, and we will communicate any changes if and when they occur.
5 p.m in the Sanctuary
Featured Program: “Channel Surfing!”
The Sanctuary seats 300 and our estimated audience size is 60-80 with social distancing between masked audience groups. Every other row will be blocked off. KN95 masks or equivalent will be provided on arrival. Concert seating is not preassigned, however a note will be taken of guests’ locations for contact tracing purposes. St. Mark’s have upgraded their filters and their air filtration system is regularly maintained.
Elizabeth Blumenstock (violin), Janet Strauss (violin), Aaron Westman (violin, viola), Leif Woodward (cello, viola da gamba), Stephen Stubbs (baroque guitar), Ian Pritchard (harpsichord) gather to perform a rich and varied program of chamber music from both sides of the English Channel:
Purcell, Henry (1659-1695): Suite from Abdelazar, Z.570
Matteis, Nicola (1650-1714): Aria Amorosa and Ground from Suite in E Minor, Book 4
Jacquet de La Guerre, Elisabeth (1665-1729): Trio Sonata No. 3 in D Major
Couperin, Louis (1626-1661): Pavane in F# Minor for solo harpsichord
Rebel, Jean-Féry (1666-1747): Suite Les caractères de la danse
Matteis: Suite for Solo Baroque Guitar
Purcell: Three Parts Upon a Ground, Z.731
6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall
Dinner by Suzanne’s Catering & Fundraising Opportunities
Seating will be at preassigned large round banqueting tables of 6-8 people.
Food serving tables are located outside and patio doors will remain open to maximize airflow, so please dress accordingly.
Please join us! Visit our Support page to add your gift to support our 2022 summer season