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May 2020

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Headline Event: Sposi Cantanti

May 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

Sposi Cantanti requests the honor of your presence to celebrate the beautiful marriage of music and passion at their Romanza Headlining Concert LOVE AND MARRIAGE:  THE BLISS AND AGONIES OF THE HEART   Sposi Cantanti (the Singing Spouses) is an American vocal ensemble comprised of three professional, classically trained, yet versatile singing married couples from across the country.  Sposi Cantanti presents skillful and passionate performances of both traditional and original arrangements of music from varied genres, including opera, operetta, art…

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$5 – $15

Headliner: Romanza Dance Kaleidoscope

May 6 @ 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 6 when Kaleidoscope VI takes the stage at Lewis Auditorium at 7:30 pm.  The featured emcee this year is Bill McClure who will introduce the dancers and aid in transitioning from one dance group to another. The entire lineup will be announced soon, but some of the announced favorites who will be appearing on this show are Noise Complaint and the Ponte Vedra Ballet. The show is chaired by Lynn…

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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 Thursday, May 7 and the second on Tuesday, May 12, 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. The public is welcome to cheer on the young performers in this delightful…

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Chamber Music Series: The North Florida Women’s Chorale in Concert: “Visions”

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

The 45-voice North Florida Women’s Chorale, conducted by Kerry Fradley,  will open the Romanza Chamber Music Series with a concert entitled “Visions”.  John Rutter, pre-eminent British composer, recently published the work “Visions” for women’s chorus and violin and the NFWC will be premiering this music in NE Florida during this concert.  The solo violinist will be Judy Steinmeyer with Kathleen Vande Berg as accompanist. The concert will also include favorites of the chorale from past performances including Music Down in My…

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Live in Lincolnville: The Old City Fife and Drum Corps

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, 37 Lovett St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

  Old City Fife and Drum Corps consists of local musicians trained in military marching, choreography and eighteenth century period music, who form a professional fife and drumline designed to bring the St. Augustine community together through history and music.  Michael Scott Thomas is the guiding force in this group.  They have recently received grants from the St. Johns Cultural Council  and the St. Augustine Beach Civic Association for authentic uniforms. Join in on the fun at the St. Cyprian’s…

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Lincolnville Live! Outta Sight Band in Concert on the Commons

May 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 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 Monday, May 11, with a performance by the Outta Sight Band from the Florida School of the Deaf and Blind at 8:00 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 8 – 9 pm. Bring a chair, a beverage of your choice and sit…

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

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

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…

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Young Performers Recital

May 12 @ 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 Thursday, May 7 and the second on Tuesday, May 12, 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. The public is invited to support and cheer on these young musicians through…

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Headline Event: “Mengele” starring Tim Marriott from the UK

May 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Virginia Room, Flagler College Student Union, St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

Romanza and Compassionate St. Augustine are privileged to bring the extraordinary talent, Tim Marriott, and his production Mengele to Festivale 2020.  Marriott, a UK citizen, is best known for seven series of 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 Real Thing, Love Type D and Revelation.   His play, Mengele, which he authored and…

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$10 – $15

The Three Tellers present “The Weaker? Sex” at the Corazon

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Corazon Cinema & Cafe, St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

This is the sixth year The Three Tellers have been invited to perform for Romanza Festivale. This year’s show is part of their series of Oldest City Tales and as entitled “The Weaker? Sex”.   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 Harkness Flagler and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings for Road Scholars.  Other portrayals include Harriet…

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Chamber Music Series: RareSong – The First Coast Renaissance Ensemble

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

RareSong, a unique First Coast Renaissance Ensemble, will present the Wednesday, May 13 chamber concert.  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.…

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Headline Event: “Mengele” starring Tim Marriott of the UK

May 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Virginia Room, Flagler College Student Union, St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

Romanza and Compassionate St. Augustine are privileged to bring the extraordinary talent, Tim Marriott, and his production Mengele to Festivale 2020.  Marriott, a UK citizen, is best known for seven series of 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 Real Thing, Love Type D and Revelation.   His play, Mengele, which he authored and…

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Chamber Music Series: Percussion!

May 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

This Chamber Music Concert is designed especially for school children although others are welcome to attend.  Charlotte Mabrey, Darren Ronan and Ernie Ealum will demonstrate and explain explain rhythm and percussion, including the history of percussion and the individual instruments. They will demonstrate the following instruments: marimba, upright bass, cajon, hand drums, and small percussion (shakers, tambourine, etc.). Some of the students will get the opportunity to join in the fun and participate in playing the instruments and helping to “lay…

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

May 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Virginia Room, Flagler College Student Union, St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

Romanza and Compassionate St. Augustine are privileged to bring the extraordinary talent, Tim Marriott, and his production Shell Shock to Festivale 2020.  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 Real Thing, Love Type D and Revelation. Shell Shock is a stage…

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The Chamber Music Series: The Bartram Trail Mixed Chorus

May 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

The award winning Bartram Trail Mixed Chorus will present the Friday noon Chamber Music Concert.  For the past eighteen years, Bartram Trail choirs have been under the direction of Ms. Barbara Mattingly.  The choral groups regularly earn superior ratings in Florida Vocal Association adjudication. In 2018, the Honor Choir was chosen  to sing in Manhattan Concert Production’s National Festival Choir in Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall and in 2019 to perform in Carnegie Hall.  Bartram’s choral students have been privileged to…

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

May 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

The St. Augustine Youth Chorus will perform the final concert of the “Young Performers Series.  Their performances are highly anticipated events in St. Augustine and are noted for their quality and beautiful vocal sound. The Youth Chorus, directed by Kerry Fradley, and accompanied by Mary Topping, will sing songs about the animals that make up a part of our wonderful world. The concert entitled “All God’s Creatures Got a Place in the Choir” will feature a touching song about a Hiroshima…

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The Art Association presents the 4th Annual Plein Air Paint Out and Juried Exhibition

May 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

The St. Augustine Art Association presents the 4th Annual Plein Air Paint Out & Juried Exhibition in the nation’s oldest city from May 1 – 24.  Artists from across the southeast region converge on the historic streets of St. Augustine from April 20 – 26, 2020 to capture the town’s allure on canvas and celebrate the time-honored tradition of painting en plein air.  See paintings from start to finish, chat with the artists, experience the camaraderie of the local art scene, and maybe take…

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Chamber Music Series: Deux Saisons

May 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

Deux Saisons presents, Spanish & American Song   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 to…

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A Festivale Finale: Astralis Chamber Ensemble

May 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Romanza Festivale will close with a very special concert at 5 pm on Sunday, May 17 presented by The Astralis Chamber Ensemble.  This innovative, dynamic ensemble has been performing to great acclaim across the globe.  Through creative programming and presentations on the works performed, Astralis Chamber Ensemble aims to make classical music more accessible enabling audiences to make a lasting connection with the music.  Members of Astralis are Angela Massey, flute; Trace Johnson, cello; and Hsin-I Huang, piano. The concert will salute… Find out more »
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