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May 2019

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Aviles Street Art Fair

May 4, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Aviles Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

St. Augustine’s beautiful, old street, Aviles, is joining Festivale this year with an ART FAIR from 4 – 8 pm on Saturday, May 4.  The street will be filled with music, plein air artists, displays and opportunities to browse and shop in the many galleries and unique stores. 9 Aviles Street will be the site for several local artists, Brad Jones and Steven Teller among them,  who will be painting scenes of their choice on large canvases.  Local artisans will be displaying…

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Chamber Music Series: The Orchestra’s Verandah Jazz hosts Chorus Soloists

May 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

Verandah Jazz from the St. Augustine Orchestra and Nonet! from the St. Augustine Community Chorus will present selections from The Great American Songbook in this noontime concert.  The program will be selected from the following favorites: Irving Berlin Medley Fascinating Rhythm City of Stars (from La La Land) Route 66 Blackbird Smile Duke Ellington Medley The Nonet! Singers are Beth Forby, Theo Helms, Larry Hickernell, Linda Hickernell, Donna Molinari, Cindy Pitts, Mike Sanflippo, Charlene Semidy and Barbara Van Rysdam.  Verandah Jazz is directed by…

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Lincolnville Live! COMMUNITY DRUMMING on the Commons

May 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, 37 Lovett St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

The Commons of St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church will be the venue for special Romanza “Little Night Music” events on Tuesday, May 7 and Thursday, May 9. On Tuesday, May 7,  the serene courtyard and labyrinth will provide the setting for a concert by DRUMBEAT, a group of ten youth from the St. Johns Youth Academy led by Amber Hall.  DRUMBEAT is a unique evidence-based social/emotional learning program incorporating hand drumming which has been proven to build resilience and show measurable changes…

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The Chamber Music Series: “Dulcinea”, Early Music Consort with Robert Burns on Dulcimer

May 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

Dulcinea Early Music Consort was formed in St. Augustine in 2012.  The consort performs music from the Medieval and Renaissance through the Baroque and Modern eras, in period dress, on replicas of a wide variety of recorders and other early music instruments.  Dulcinea performs general concerts and educational programs at libraries, schools, churches, historic homes, retirement homes parties and festivals. Dulcinea seeks to enrich cultural life through exciting, historically informed live performances and educational programs designed to inspire a new…

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Lincolnville Live! Golden Flames Dance Troupe

May 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, 37 Lovett St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

The Golden Flames Dance Troupe, founded in 2014, is one of the longestrunning performance teams in St. Johns County.  The team was formed to inspire, motivate and encourage students to express themselves artistically through many dance styles:  majorette, liturgical, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, hip-hop, mime, modern and African dance. The Golden Flames have competed in Atlanta, Savannah and Orlando, earning many trophies recognizing their superb talent.  They have performed for many community events including a Stop Violence program in St. Johns…

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May 2020

AGOSA – First Friday Art Walk

May 1 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

AGOSA, an eclectic group of 26 galleries and museums, sponsors the First Friday Art Walk in St. Augustine.  Members of AGOSA display outstanding collections of the work of local, regional, national and international artists.  First Friday Art Walk events have developed into a major attraction for locals and visitors alike.  Enjoy strolling and feasting on the many different styles of art in the galleries during First Friday Art Walk. Free parking is available at San Sebastian Winery and shuttles are…

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Headline Event: Sposi Cantanti – the Singing Spouses

May 1 @ 7:30 pm
Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

                     Lisa Lockhart, Soprano and Artistic Director, has gathered an amazing cast of vocalists to present the opening Headline Show for Romanza 2020. Sposi Cantanti, the Singing Spouses, will appear on Friday evening, May 1, in a performance entitled Love and Marriage: the Bliss and Agonies of the Heart. The cast includes: Shannon Kessler-Dooley, Soprano:  known for her lyricism and expressiveness, Ms. Dooley’s most recent operatic credits include:  Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus with Opera Wilmington,…

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Romanza Festivale 2020 Home Stream Schedule is completed

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - May 18 @ 6:00 am

return to  Home Stream Portal Catch reruns of many of the HomeStream performances on our Facebook page from time to time during June. Celebrating the Talent of The Nation’s Oldest City’s Vibrant Creative Community St. Augustine’s Romanza Festivale of Music & The Arts will be streamed to you at home May 15, 16 & 17. FREE! Over twenty performances are included from many of the original shows previously scheduled. PLUS, if you missed seeing your favorite bands scheduled to appear at the this year’s St. Augustine Celtic…

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Headline Event: “Shell Shock” starring Tim Marriott of the UK

May 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Romanza Home-Stream Festival, FL United States

Romanza and Compassionate St. Augustine are privileged to bring the extraordinary talent, Tim Marriott, and his production Shell Shock to Romanza Festivale Home-Stream 2020, after an award-winning run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Marriott, a UK citizen, is best known for seven series of the BBC TV’s leisure center sitcom, The Brittas Empire, appearing in every episode as deputy manager, Gavin.  Other TV credits include Allo Allo, Doctors, The Bill, An Actor’s Life for Me and many others.  His film credits include the forthcoming features:  The…

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Astralis Chamber Ensemble

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:20 am

The Astralis Chamber Ensemble is an innovative and dynamic ensemble performing with much acclaim across the globe. The ensemble commissions and creates new arrangements each year to fit its unique instrumentation. They will be sharing live performances from their Radiance tour earlier this year at the end of Act I (approx. 10:50 am) and end of Act 5 (approx. 4 pm). The program will feature works by living composers, including Andrey Rubtsov’s “Peter Pan Fantasy,” Jim Stephenson’s “Trio Sonata” (mvt. 1),…

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Chamber Music Series: RareSong – The First Coast Renaissance Ensemble

May 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Since 2015, RareSong has searched out the music that would have been known to colonists, either at home or here in their new homes in Florida.  RareSong is composed of seven professionally trained musicians singing and performing on recorders, viola da gamba, harpsichord and other historical instruments.  The ensemble dresses in garb of the Renaissance era and often adds a little drama to their productions. RareSong has presented 21 concerts in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Green Cove Springs, and Penney Farms.…

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Organ Crawl

May 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Ray McDonald, the Director of Music and Organist at Memorial Presbyterian Church will demonstrate the inner workings of the Aeolian-Skinner organ at the church.  This organ, the largest in St. Augustine, has been refurbished recently and pipes and digital stops have been added.    He will explain the inner workings of the instrument as well as demonstrate the various sounds and play several pieces showing the organ’s capabilities.  He is a valued resource on organ building having spent an apprenticeship…

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“Songs and Poems of Augustine” presented by the Ancient City Poets with Sam Pacetti on Guitar and Vocals

May 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This celebration of St. Augustine in words and music will feature guitarist, Sam Pacetti, setting the scene with his special brand of storytelling through music and then move to a member of the Ancient City Poet Society who will share a relevant theme in words.  This very unique program will interweave music and poetry highlighting our own Ancient City bringing our heritage to life through these art forms. A downtown mainstay for the past ten years, the Ancient City Poets… Find out more »
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Chamber Music Series: The North Florida Women’s Chorale in Concert: “Visions”

May 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The 45-voice North Florida Women’s Chorale is conducted by Kerry Fradley  and  accompanied  by  Kathleen  Vande  Berg. The NFWC is being honored for their outstanding choral singing with an invitation to perform a concert in Carnegie Hall with John Rutter as conductor.  The concert will be presented in NYC on Memorial Day, 2021,  and will feature Rutter’s “Requiem”.  

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Chamber Music Series: Deux Saisons

May 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Deux Saisons presents, Spanish & American Songs . . A modern take on a classic duo, the award-winning Deux Saisons is known for presenting concerts with a diverse collection of classical repertoire. Featuring soprano Keri Lee Pierson and classical guitarist Christopher Schoelen, this voice and guitar duo presents programs that engage and entertain all ages. Their repertoire includes works that range from old to new, harmonic to dissonant, rhythmic to melodic. Deux Saisons (French for “two seasons”) brings classical music…

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Mama Blue, Folio Weekly’s Best Female Vocalist Winner

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Mama Blue, the Sultry Sister of Soul, will be performing tonight with her incredible band.  With her signature flower in her hair, Mama Blue (Sarah Sanders) exudes personal warmth and a classy style.  She was chosen in November, 2018 by Folio Weekly as Best Female Vocalist. Mama Blue is a North Florida favorite and her performances have been greeted with raves in St. Augustine and surrounding venues. She is a graduate of the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, has starred…

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