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January 2019

$10 – $17

The St. Augustine Community Chorus presents “Carmina Burana”

January 21 @ 4:00 pm - May 11 @ 6:00 pm
Kirk Auditorium, Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, 207 N. San Marco Ave.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

  The St. Augustine Community Chorus will conclude its 70th Anniversary season with a presentation of “Carmina Burana”, the primitive, passionate classic composed by Karl Orff. The concert will be given on Saturday, May 11, at 4 pm in Kirk Auditorium on the campus of The Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. The chorus will be joined by the Bel Canto Singers of Daytona and by the St. Augustine Youth Chorus for this special presentation. The program will feature…

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May 2019

$10 – $30

Gamble Rogers Festival – Opening Night

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Colonial Quarter, 37 St. George Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

Gamble Rogers is an icon to folk musicians and guitar players not only in Florida but across the US.  An active Gamble Rogers Society sponsors a festival every year in St. Augustine in his memory which draws aficionados from across the states. This year, the 24th Gamble Rogers Festival is scheduled on the same weekend as the opening of Romanza Festivale.  The opening events of both festivals occur on May 3.  Four stages will feature local musicians, regional performers, national stars…

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Free

Headliner: Cuban Pianist Juana Zayas in Concert at the Cathedral Basilica

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cathedral Basilica, Cathedral Place
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

Cuban Pianist Juana Zayas brings her recent concert from Milan, Italy to St. Augustine, Florida: A Classical all F minor program! Friday May 3 at St. Augustine Cathedral Basilica 38 Cathedral Pl, 32084 Havana-born pianist Juana Zayas began her musical career at a very early age, performing complicated classical pieces as a little girl. Her mother, realizing her daughter was a child prodigy, took charge of her musical education and Ms. Zayas gave her first recital at age 7. She…

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$5 – $80

Latin American Festival on Francis Field: Unidos en la Musica

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Francis Field, St. Augustine, 32084 United States

KICK OFF THE WEEKEND OF CINCO DE MAYO with authentic Cumbia flare as two-time Latin Grammy nominee, Celso Pina headlines Unidos en la Musica! Local musical performers include Baba Caiman, LPT and Taller Balance! Bring your whole family to experience a day filled with Latin Music, Dance, Workshops, Art, Games, Food and Beverages on Francis Field. LEARN TO DANCE with some of the best as Salsa Kings & Mario Che and Jeannette Dance offer free Latin Dance Workshops throughout the…

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$10 – $30

Gamble Rogers Music Festival

May 4 @ 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
The Colonial Quarter, 37 St. George Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

  The second day of the Gamble Rogers Music Festival begins at 11 am in The Colonial Quarter, 33 Saint George Street, St. Augustine.  Four stages will feature local musicians, regional acts and national music groups. The Festival honors the late James Gamble Rogers IV, a singer, songwriter and storyteller who balanced a love of balladry and folk songs with a passion for the oral tradition and storytelling.  Rogers was just hitting his peak when he died on October 10,…

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Free

Romanza Chamber Music Series: The North Florida Women’s Chorale

May 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

The Chamber Music Series of Romanza Festivale kicks off the 2019 season with a performance by the talented North Florida Women’s Chorale, directed by Kerry Fradley with Kathleen Vande Berg as collaborative pianist. This year’s program, “Much Ado About Women” celebrates women’s roles in society. Selections include “March of the Women”, a nod to the suffragette movement; a Shaker worker song, “Will Be a Child of Peace”; and songs supporting family and each other with “Music in My Mother’s House”…

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$20

The Magical Music of the 1960’s and 1970’s at Temple Bet Yam

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Bet Yam, 2055 Wildwood Dr.
St. Augustine, FL 32086 United States

Join us for a journey back in time to the magical, musical days of the 1960’s and 1970’s. World renowned musicians Joe and Lynn Goldovitz will present a tribute to the golden era of rock music.  Enjoy the sounds of Bob Dylan, Peter Paul and Mary, James Taylor, Woody Guthrie. Pete Seeger and many others. Sing along to such favorites as Blowin’ In The Wind, City Of New Orleans, Jamaica Farewell, Tambourine Man, Georgia On My Mind, This Land Is…

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$10 – $30

Gamble Rogers Music Festival

May 5 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Colonial Quarter, 37 St. George Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

The last evening of the 24th Gamble Rogers Festival will take place “under the Oaks” at the Colonial Quarter from 12 noon to 7 pm.   There are opportunities for jam sessions by talented musicians and great listening to the bands who perform in the spirit of Gamble Rogers. Gamble Rogers is an icon to folk musicians and guitar players not only in Florida but across the US.  An active Gamble Rogers Society sponsors a festival every year in St. Augustine…

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Free

Music at Grace presents The Gainesville Brass Quintet

May 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Grace United Methodist Church, 8 Carrera St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

The highly acclaimed series, “Music at Grace”, organized by Michael Sanflippo, Music Director at Grace United Methodist Church, will present a special Romanza Festivale concert by the Gainesville Brass Quintet at 3 pm. The Gainesville Brass Quintet has an active performing schedule in Northeast Florida and is directed by Joseph Jamerson, trumpet. The ensemble also includes Cliff Newton, trumpet; Susan McGee, French horn; Charles Propper, trombone and Kurt Ziegler, tuba. They were heard recently in St. Augustine in several performances…

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Free

Cinco de Mayo with Caribeño Tropical and Mariachi Garibaldi

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Gazebo, Plaza de la Constitucion, King Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

CELEBRATE CINCO DE MAYO IN THE PLAZA! Romanza Festivale brings  two Latin Bands  to the Gazebo on Saturday, May 5 for your listening and dancing enjoyment! Caribeño Tropical is a premier Latin Band from Tampa, FL.  They play all genres of Latin music, such as Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia, Bolero, Danzón, Latin Jazz and more.  The all-star line up of professional musicians includes two singers who can swing with the best and also deliver romantic ballads.  This energetic group will…

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Free

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

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ancient City Baptist Church, 28 Sevilla St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

Verandah Jazz, a group of musicians from the St. Augustine Orchestra who love to play jazz will be adding their unique harmonies and rhythms to the Chamber Music Series at noon on Monday, May 6.  Verandah Jazz, led by Mitch Kolesaire, will host soloists and ensembles from the St. Augustine Community Chorus in this program of jazz favorites and new offerings.

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Free

Organ Crawl

May 6 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Memorial Presbyterian Church, 32 Sevilla Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

Ray McDonald, the Director of Music and Organist at Memorial Presbyterian Church, will invite attendees to join him in the choir loft for an examination of the inner workings of their amazing Aeolian-Skinner organ.  This organ, the largest in St. Augustine, has been refurbished recently and along with added pipes, digital stops have been added.  People will be invited to join Mr. McDonald in the organ chamber and can view the pipes – large and small.  He will explain the…

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Free

The Chamber Music Series: Smith/Diaz Play Piano Four Hands

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ancient City Baptist Church, 28 Sevilla St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

Anna Smith and Rodolfo Diaz join forces to present two movements from Petite Suite composed by Claude Debussy between 1886 and 1889.  This suite for four hands was first performed in 1889 by the composer himself.  Two movements of the suite will be presented in this concert:  the first movement entitled “En Bateau” which depicts a sailing boat and the experience at sea and the fourth movement, “Ballet” which recalls dancing schools at work and includes a  beautiful waltz. Anna DeProspero-Smith is…

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Chamber Music Series: Kandie Smith, Soprano

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Kandie Smith received Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees in Voice Performance and Opera from Stetson University, the University of British Columbia and the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, respectively. Dr. Smith has enjoyed a vibrant career in musical theater and operetta. She has sung leading roles with a variety of local, regional, and international companies, and has sung the soprano solos in a number of oratorios presented by local and regional organizations and orchestras, including the St.…

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Free

Young Performers Recital

May 7 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Memorial Presbyterian Church, 32 Sevilla Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

St. Augustine’s young performers will have two opportunities to showcase their talent during Romanza Festivale.  The first recital will be on Tuesday, May 7 and the second on Wednesday, May 8, both at 4:30 pm in the chapel of Memorial Presbyterian Church.  Local teachers and music studios will present their most advanced students, giving them an opportunity to perform for their peers and for their enthusiastic fans.      

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Free

Young Performers Recital

May 7 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Memorial Presbyterian Church, 32 Sevilla Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

St. Augustine’s young performers will have two opportunities to showcase their talent during Romanza Festivale.  The first recital will be on Tuesday, May 7 and the second on Wednesday, May 8, both at 4:30 pm in the chapel of Memorial Presbyterian Church.  Local teachers and music studios will present their most advanced students giving them an opportunity to perform for their peers and for their enthusiastic fans.

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Free

Lincolnville Live! DRUMBEAT Concert on the Commons

May 7 @ 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 8.  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 in social behavior.…

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Free

Lincolnville Live! Outta Sight Band in Concert on the Commons

May 7 @ 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, 37 Lovett St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

The beautiful courtyard, the Commons at St. Cyprian Episcopal Church in Lincolnville, will keep the beat going on Tuesday, May 7, with a performance by the Outta Sight Band from the Florida School of the Deaf and Blind at 7:15 pm.  These talented young musicians, supported by faculty members, Jim Carpenter, Elizabeth Roth and Bill Sabo will bring their special brand of music to Festivale from 7:15 to 8 pm.

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Free

Chamber Music Series: Robert Burns playing the Hammered Dulcimer

May 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ancient City Baptist Church, 28 Sevilla St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

Robert Burns shares his lifelong musical passion by performing instrumental music on the Hammered Dulcimer in this noontime concert in the Chamber Music Series.  His unique melodic, rhythmic sounds and style captivate, educate and entertain.  Robert enjoys an international following and is a full time independent DIY self sustaining musician, composer and music educator. The Hammered Dulcimer, a predecessor to the piano, originated approximately 2,500 years ago in Persia.  It was played throughout Europe and later brought to America where…

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Free

The Chamber Music Series: “Dulcinea”, Early Music Consort

May 8 @ 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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$5 – $15

Headliner: Romanza Dance Kaleidoscope

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lewis Auditorium, Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

  Romanza Festivale celebrates local dancers on May 8, 7 pm when Kaleidoscope V takes the stage at Lewis Auditorium.  A new feature this year is emcee Jennifer Dournaux  who will enhance the audience’s perception of each dance as she transitions the program from dance to dance. Ms. Dournaux has been a dancer for over 40 years and has been working with St. Augustine’s dance community for the past 15 years as a teacher, choreographer and a performing dancer.  She teaches…

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Free

Chamber Music Series: First Coast Opera presents “The Trial of B.B. Wolf”

May 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

Sometimes going to court should be fun!  So says Curtis Tucker, First Coast Opera Artistic Director and composer of The Trial of B. B. Wolf.  FCO remounts this whimsical look at what might happen if the Big Bad Wolf was on trial for destroying the property of the Three Little Pigs and for murdering Little Red Riding Hood’s Grandmother.  Ultimately, a jury chosen from the audience decides his fate.  Performed by professional singers with piano accompaniment, this 45-minute one-act opera is…

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Free

First Coast Opera presents: “The Trial of B.B. Wolf”

May 9 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Ancient City Baptist Church, 28 Sevilla St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

Sometimes going to court should be fun!  So says Curtis Tucker, First Coast Opera Artistic Director and composer of The Trial of B. B. Wolf.  FCO remounts this whimsical look at what might happen if the Big Bad Wolf was on trial for destroying the property of the Three Little Pigs and for murdering Little Red Riding Hood’s Grandmother.  Ultimately, a jury chosen from the audience decides his fate.  Performed by professional singers with piano accompaniment, this 45-minute one-act opera is…

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Free

Live in Lincolnville! St. Augustine Concert Band Ensembles

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, 37 Lovett St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

  The St. Augustine Concert Band boasts several instrumental ensembles who will be performing for the series “A Little Night Music” in the courtyard of St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church on the corner of Lovett and Martin Luther King Street.  Included in the concert will be: A FLUTE QUARTET – Flo Sharp, leader A CLARINET QUINTET – Jim Bradner, leader A SAXOPHONE TRIO – Robbie Zukauskas, leader This 7 pm outdoor concert is a perfect time to set up your lawn…

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Free

The Chamber Music Series: Caren and Paul Umbarger, The Island Duet

May 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ancient City Baptist Church, 28 Sevilla St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

Paul and Caren Umbarger, St. Augustine’s husband and wife musical duo, perform throughout NE Florida and beyond with sparkling popular arrangements and delightful original music for violin and guitar.  For Romanza, they will present music from their most recent CD, The Songs of Marta – a collection of original classical folk music inspired by Caren’s internationally acclaimed second novel, “The Passion of Marta”, which tells the story of an exquisite lady’s violin made in Nuremberg in 1782.  

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Free

Romanza Young Performers Music Series: The St. Augustine Youth Chorus

May 10 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

The 35 voice St. Augustine Youth Chorus, under the baton of Kerry Fradley, will present the closing concert of the Romanza Young Performers Music Series.  Their performance, “Circle of Life”, will include a medley of songs from the hit musical, “The Lion King” as well as world heritage music from Africa, Europe and other countries. The Youth Chorus is sponsored by the St. Augustine Community Chorus and presents their own concerts as well as performing with the adult singers. This year,…

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Free

A Little Night Music: Mama Blue, Folio Weekly’s Best Female Vocalist Winner

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Gazebo, Plaza de la Constitucion, King Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

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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Free – $22

The St. Augustine Orchestra presents their Spring Concert

May 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lightner Museum Antique Courtyard, 25 Granada Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

The St. Augustine Orchestra will present their final concert of the season on Friday, May 10 at 7:30 pm in the Lightner Museum historic Antique Courtyard/Alcazar.

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Free

Romanza Chamber Music Series: First Coast Harp Ensemble

May 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

The First Coast Harp Ensemble, led by Kathryn Braswell, is composed of harpists from Jacksonville, Saint Johns, St. Augustine, Palm Coast, Brunswick and St. Marys, Georgia.  The ensemble provides beautiful harp music as a gift to the communities in the First Coast area of Florida.  They have played at a variety of venues including the Knighting Ceremony in St. Augustine, “Christmas Made in the South”, the Jacksonville International Airport, the Sulzbacher Center and the Lightner Museum.  This is their second…

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$5 – $15

The St. Augustine Concert Band presents a Festivale Coda

May 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Pacetti Bay Middle School, 245 Meadowlark Lane
St. Augustine, FL 32092 United States

The St. Augustine Concert Band will present their final concert of the season on Friday evening, May 17 at 7:30 pm at the Pacetti Bay Middle School auditorium. The concert will feature “Music from the Royal Fireworks”, “Carnival of the Animals”, “Tribute to Louis Armstrong” and other great concert band favorites, all conducted by Maestro Geoffrey Magnani. The doors open at 7 pm for the 7:30 downbeat.

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