The Boston Cecilia will be hosting a glamorous evening of fun, festivities, and fellowship on Saturday evening, April 27th at 7:00 o’clock, at the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center. You'll hear about our ambitious plans for next season and beyond, be thrilled by amazing entertainment featuring mezzo-soprano Sophie Michaux, and have the chance to take home one-of-a-kind prizes from the auction. All while being part of a great coming together of Cecilia's most enthusiastic supporters.
In addition to many exciting live auction prizes, we have the following prizes for the silent auction:
Music and Theater:
One-hour audition and solo skills coaching by Nathan Salazar, a coach from Boston Lyric Opera and faculty member at Boston Conservatory.
A pair of tickets to Boston Lyric Opera’s Handmaid’s Tale, choice of either May 8 or May 10, 2019 evening performances.
A pair of tickets to SpeakEasy Stage Co.’s 2018-2019 remaining season show of your choice.
Two pairs of tickets to New Repertory’s 2019-2020 season show of your choice.
A pair of excellent tickets to the BSO’s Tuesday, April 30th 2019 performance - a Rachmaninoff piano concerto with Daniel Trifonov and a Shostakovich Symphony.
Antique French metronome with medallion “Metronome de Maeizel” in working condition.
Restaurants, Baking, and Picnics:
A $250 Grill 23 & Bar gift card.
A $100 Branch Line restaurant gift card.
Macaron making class, 3hrs, Boston Bonbon, Cohasset, MA.
Tanglewood picnic accessories: Wicker picnic basket for two with ceramic plates and glass wineglasses; Coffee table book: The Tanglewood Picnic: Music and Outdoor Feasts in the Berkshires by Gina Hyams, includes a dozen classic picnic recipes; ceramic Tanglewood mug.
Health & Beauty:
One-hour Massage at Kneaded Muscular Therapy, Watertown.
One-hour Signature Facial at Vasso Skin Care, West Newton.
A $30 gift card to Fresh Hair Salon, Jamaica Plain.
Arts & Crafts:
Authentic Nantucket Lightship Basket created by Polly Herz, 10” round, walnut with hand-scrimmed compass rose medallion on mammoth ivory.
Two high-key full-bleed canvas prints of horse photographs, one in portrait, one in profile, gallery wrapped on 1.25” wood frame.
An 8x10 framed collage by Cristina Rose Nelson.
Wine gift basket from Vintages - Adventures in Wine.
Wine and Chocolate Basket by Ruth Rose and Sarah Matthews.
Five holiday cookie tins by Keith Glavash.
A pair of Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels tickets, Thursday, August 8, 2019, Aisle seats, Grandstand behind home plate.
An automotive reconditioning at Honda Village.
Remote car starter from Honda Village.
PARKING for the Gala…
At the East Cambridge Parking Garage (CASH ONLY - Night & Weekend rate: $5.00) is entered off Spring Street, between First & Second streets, one block away from the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, and open 24/7. (There is also limited metered parking in the area.) Please note that one side of Second Street and many adjacent streets are Permit Parking Only!
Entertainment featuring mezzo-soprano Sophie Michaux
Sophie Michaux was born in London and raised in the French Alps. The 30 year-old mezzo-soprano was noted as a “warm and colorful mezzo” (Opera News) and as “a study in color…Michaux’s expressive quality and variety is remarkable ” (Arts Impulse).
Her upcoming engagements will include her return on stage with the Boston Early Music Festival in November 2018, in Francesca Caccini’s Opera La Liberazione di Ruggiero dall’Isola d’Alcina and inVersailles: portrait of a royal domain in June 2019,a recording with BEMF and Blue Heron as well as a US tour with the Lorelei Ensemble, Boston’s critically-acclaimed women’s vocal ensemble.
On stage, her roles include the role of Ceres in Boston Early Music Festival’s production of Lalande’s Les Fontaines de Versailles, the title roles in La Cenerentola (NEMPAC), inRinaldo (Boston Opera Collaborative), for which she was nominated as Best Female Performer in an Opera for the 2015 Arts Impulse Theatre Awards, Lucretia in The Rape of Lucretia (Opera Brittenica). Her performance of 21-st century works includes the role of Anne in To Hell and Back by Jake Heggie (Boston Opera Collaborative), Mrs. Soames in Our Town by Ned Rorem (Boston Opera Collaborative), Higuchi in Troubled Water by Misha Saldkind-Pearl (Guerilla Opera), Ceres in The Tempest by Joseph Summer (The Shakespeare Concerts). In December 2017, she was the lead singer in The Christmas Revels, that had 18 performances in Harvard’s historical Sanders Theatre.
As a core member the nationally renowned Lorelei Ensemble, she maintains a national touring schedule collaborating with ensembles that include the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Center, A Far Cry, and Cantus.
Although she focuses on classical music, her versatility and musical curiosity have brought her to be an active performer in many repertoires including French Cabaret songs, English Sea Shanties, as well as various world polyphonies: in 2014 and 2017, she toured the U.S and Europe with Northern Harmony, an ensemble that is renowned for its command of varied world ethnic singing styles from the Balkans, the Republic of Georgia, South-Africa, and the United States.
She is the founding member of Sophie et Adam, a folk music duet with guitarist and singer Adam Jacob Simon, and of Culomba, a world music vocal ensemble that audaciously brings together audiences to experience the beauty and diversity of vocal music from very disparate styles, eras, and regions.