WESTFIELD, NJ - Music lovers and supporters will celebrate at the third annual “Making Musical Dreams Come True” Gala, celebrating a successful three years of bringing music to our communities and around the world. Gala guests will enjoy an elegant evening of entertainment, dinner and silent auction.
During its brief history since becoming a 501(c)3 organization in 2007, Candace Wicke has brought Continuo Arts to the attention of both the local and international music scenes. Under her baton, Continuo Arts singers premiered Stephen Edward’s Requiem for my Mother at Carnegie Hall, and its European premiere and world-wide television broadcast with the City of Prague Philharmonic at the prestigious Festival Internazionale di Musica Sacre Series in Rome, Italy. Continuing accomplishments include the Continuo Arts Treble Choruses presenting the “Sounds of Music” series in Carnegie Hall, Continuo Arts Children’s Chorus performing with international superstar Andre Rieu, Carmen Monarcha and the Johann Strauss Orchestra at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, and in the Spring, the choruses travelled to Rome to perform at the first Festival Internationale Di Arte Per Giovani Musicisti, conducted by Dr. Candace Wicke, artistic director of the Continuo Arts Ensembles.
Continuo Arts began season rehearsals for its intergenerational choral programs in September with a community open house and sing-in at its new home, the Historic Twin Maples Estate, 214 Springfield Ave. in Summit. Chorus members from ages six to past sixty experience a truly stellar world of music, and singers wishing to join are encouraged to contact the Continuo Arts Foundation. . Seniors Sing!, a light-hearted choral program for senior citizens, a collaboration with Summit Community Programs, is an example of our outreach to the community. According to Candace Wicke, “an important aspect of the Continuo Arts mission is the inclusion of our communities and bringing people into the arts. As a foundation, we give to our communities first.”
You are invited to celebrate with us at a jubilant gathering on Saturday, November 12th at St. Teresa’s Memorial Hall for a black tie affair with a sit-down dinner. Musical entertainment, silent & live auctions, food and more. For tickets and information, call 908-264-5324 or visit www.continuoarts.com.