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May 2019

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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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Cinco de Mayo with Caribeño Tropical and Mariachi Garibaldi

May 5 @ 5:00 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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Chamber Music Series: The Orchestra’s Verandah Jazz hosts Chorus Soloists

May 6 @ 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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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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$10 – $15

The Three Tellers present “St. Augustine’s Visitors and Victims”

May 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Corazon Cinema & Cafe, St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

This is the fifth year The Three Tellers have been invited to perform for Romanza Festivale. St. Augustine has always had more than its share of characters, crooks, and scalawags. This year’s event, entitled St. Augustine’s Visitors and Victims, is guaranteed to be both informative and fun!  Members of The Three Tellers are Margaret Kaler, Jane Sims and Wayne Sims. Ms. Kaler tells stories about local and national history, including Women’s Work in WWII and Harriet Tubman, Union Spy.  She also portrays Mary…

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Chamber Music Series: Robert Burns playing the Hammered Dulcimer/Dulcinea plays Recorders

May 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 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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Young Performers Recital

May 8 @ 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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$5 – $15

Headliner: Romanza Dance Kaleidoscope

May 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lewis Auditorium, Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

  GET YOUR TICKETS 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…

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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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Lincolnville Live! Golden Flames Dance Troupe

May 9 @ 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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The Chamber Music Series: Caren and Paul Umbarger, The Island Duet

May 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 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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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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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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Come to the Cabaret! Janet Rothstein Sings; Zalman the Magician Amazes!

May 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

Native-born New Yorker, Janet Rothstein, began singing in New York City cabaret clubs after retiring from a successful career writing direct mail advertising.  Her repertoire indulges her passion for the Great American Songbook with emphasis on charts by Cole Porter, the Gershwins and especially music from the scores of Broadway musicals. Curtis Powell, accompanist, is well known for his musical offerings throughout northeast Florida.  Curtis is the Director of Music at Ancient City Baptist Church which is the venue for…

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Duo-B: Hirono Borter and Philip Borter in Concert at Memorial Church

May 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Memorial Presbyterian Church, 32 Sevilla Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

Unique in the classical music world due to its dedication to works for violin and cello ensemble, Duo-B is quickly earning praise for their passionate musical commitment, creative style and original programming.  The ensemble began in 2009 with the chance meeting of a Japanese violinist (Hirono Sugimoto) and an American cellist (Philip Borter) in Germany at the Hochschule fur Musik-Freiburg.  Their fascination with travel, innovative styles of music-making, and each other soon led them down creative and unexpected paths that…

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