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GARDEN PARTY GALA

Pine Meadow Gardens in Southbury was the perfect setting on Saturday, August 16, for “Sure on This Shining Night,” a benefit gala to assist the establishment of the Connecticut Choral Society Endowment Fund. Throughout the course of the afternoon, the sweet sound of voices in song floated on the breeze as guests ambled through the many, breathtaking garden rooms on the estate, pausing to take in the lush vistas while nibbling on hors d’oeuvres and admiring the work of the Pomperaug Outdoor Painters as they drew inspiration from the beauty that surrounded them. The evening’s festivities included a gourmet dinner in the gardens with fine wines prepared by Chef Carol Byer-Alcorace and company of The Provender at New Morning followed by an exclusive chamber music concert featuring special guest soprano Megan Knapp singing Strauss’s Four Last Songs. The finale of the performance, by celebrated American composer Samuel Barber, was the namesake of the event and a piece that represents seeking hope, a message meaningful to the CCS as the group looks forward to securing its future through its endowment fund, according to CCS Artistic Director Eric Dale Knapp.

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