Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Beautiful music, dancing and artwork filled Rose Hall as we raised money for both Camphill Kimberton and Veninos - Venezuelan Children In Need. The concert featured Venezuelan folk music performed by the popular Casa De Venezuela Music Ensemble, accompanied by their vivacious dance group. The talented a cappella groups the Hilltones and the Hilltrebles from The Hill School, Pottstown, also presented a selection of folk music from around the world.
"Musical heritage is something that exists in every civilization on the planet," said Stephen Longenecker, Oaklawn-Tuttle Chair of Vocal Music at The Hill School. "Therefore, it can act as a unifying force between cultures, encouraging us to focus on shared aesthetics and emotions rather than physical or political differences. We hope that you will be reminded that music knows no boundaries of race, gender, class, or ability, and that through music, we can better understand what it is to be a part of a 'common humanity.'"
http://www.veninos.org/, and on Facebook during March 2010. Additionally, Chester County scenes captured in painting by Tim Swartz, in prints by Anne Keen, and in photos by Red Hammer were on display and available for purchase.
We look forward to working together next year on a follow-up concert. Stay tuned for details!
Special thanks to the following people for their efforts: Jane Blake, Rebecca Blake, Emilio Buitrago, Mimi Coleman, Erin Graver, Stephen Longnecker, Cathy Skitko, Rachel Martin Swartz. Thank you to the following stores for their donations for the artists' reception: Acme, Giant, Kimberton Whole Foods, Wegmans, and Los Mariachis.
Monday, March 22, 2010
So…we’ve prevailed upon Francis Trzeciak, the world renowned chef and owner of the Birchrunville Store Café to do it again. Not only that, we’ve even managed to twist the arm (actually, it didn’t take much) of our favorite international sommelier and wine expert, Marnie Old, to pour again. Wow! So, grab your calendar and immediately write in that you will be at the Café at 5 p.m. on April 25.
Just like last year, no particular program other than lots of great food passing by for you to grab while holding a glass of fine wine in the other hand and yakking it up with spectacularly interesting people. Marnie will share some wine lore as she pours…and you’ll walk away with an autographed edition of her latest book Wine Secrets. (One per couple since we are trying to make a few bucks, but since we’re so nice singletons can have their own.) All this for a paltry $145 per person. Why, Marnie’s autograph alone is worth that much.
We actually already have nine people committed to come and four more that are searching for their calendars. It’s amazing! So don’t wait to call or email Bernadette (610-935-0300 x12 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to make your reservation. We can only fit 50. And remember, the only thing you might wind up with for dinner if you miss out is stale beer and soggy soft pretzels left over from your Super Bowl party.
-- Steven Smolinsky, Board President
PS: Last year no one got around to sponsoring this exceptional event for reasons we can’t understand. You get to pay a modest fee and have your name splashed across the electrons in front of thousands. And…you get to support us. But, we are persistent so we figured we’d try again.
For a mere $500, you get to attend and we’ll drink a toast to your generous spirit and name an oardoor after you and let you talk to us all about whatever you want for 1.35 minutes.
For a mere $1,000, you get all of the above plus you get to bring a friend and have two oardoors named after you and get to talk for 2.27 minutes.
For a mere $2000, you get all of the above and Steve will take you and your friend out to dinner at the Birchrunville Café and supply all the wine. The catch is…Steve is there with you. But you do get to talk for 3.11 minutes.
And best of all, for a mere $3,000, you get the $2,000 package and can tell Steve to stay home. And you get to talk for 3.79 minutes.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Performing will be Casa de Venezuela Music Ensemble (pictured at left) and Dance Troupe and the a cappella groups, Hilltones and Hilltrebles, from The Hill School, Pottstown (pictured below).
On display that afternoon will be an exhibit of Venezuelan-inspired paintings by local artist, Mary Jo Kimball Hopton. Her paintings will be available to view at www.veninos.org, and on Facebook during March 2010. Additionally, Chester County scenes captured in painting by Tim Swartz, in prints by Anne Keen, and in photos by Red Hamer will be on display and also available for purchase.
For advance tickets, call 610-935-0330, ext 12 or e-mail email@example.com.
For more information, visit:
Veninos – Venezuelan Children In Need: http://www.veninos.org/
Casa de Venezuela: http://www.casadevenequela.net/
The Hill School: http://www.thehill.org/
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
The registration fee is $50 and includes materials to make your own scarf. For more information or to reserve your space, contact Felicity at 610-935-0301.
All purchases support a therapeutic community initiative in Mexico. Stay for lunch at the Cafe, which will feature a Mexican-inspired menu for the occasion. Hope to see you there!
Monday, March 1, 2010
The dynamic and innovative quartet Presentense will perform original and interpreted music in CVKH, named "Best Live Music Venue in Chester County 2008" by the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Admission is $10. Advance tickets are not necessary. We hope to see you there.