TWC Announces 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Gala Live Auction Line-Up

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The Washington Chorus is thrilled to announce the live auction line-up for our 2019 St. Patrick's Day TWC Gala, coming up on Sunday, March 17, 2019, at The Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC. A limited number of tickets and tables are still available for this event, which you can purchase here.

The live auction features incredible getaways and unique experiences unlike anything we've ever offered before. From a perfect week away in Provence, France to a one-of-a-kind meal created by TWC Artistic Director Christopher Bell to a chance to get the two-time Grammy Award-winning Washington Chorus itself for your next special event (not to mention a private house concert by new TWC Executive Director, and chorus member, Stephen Marc Beaudoin, a tenor who's performed on stages across the country) - you don't want to miss these unique experiences and getaway packages.

We look forward to seeing you March 17th for The Washington Chorus' annual Gala at the Watergate for your chance to take home some of these amazing live auction packages.

The Washington Chorus
March 17, 2019 / Gala
Live Auction Line Up

  1. Private Dinner Created for you by TWC Artistic Director Christopher Bell

    On the podium, Irish-born TWC Artistic Director Christopher Bell is a force of nature. But you may not know that in the kitchen, he's an equally dynamic presence. From his famous roast garlic soup to rich Guinness stew with Colcannon (Irish Mash) and Bailey's Ice Cream (other menu options available), Christopher will bring culinary freshness and flair to a one-of-a-kind dining experience in your kitchen or home that you and your guests won't soon forget. This delicious dinner includes fine wine pairings throughout the meal, and stories from Christopher's international career that have to be heard to be believed. And of course there will be shoes!

    Thank you to Christopher Bell for his generosity.

  2. Private House Concert with TWC Executive Director Stephen Marc Beaudoin, tenor

    From the Hollywood Bowl to the Boston Opera House, TWC Executive Director Stephen Marc Beaudoin has performed as a vocalist in classical and pop music on stages across the country, and now he wants to create a one-of-a-kind musical program for you and your guests. Stephen will work with the winner of this package to curate and create a musical program for you and your guests, up to an hour in length, that will inspire, surprise, and delight. Singing tunes from Schubert to Aaron Copland, from John Denver and The Beatles to contemporary musical theatre, Stephen will work with the host - and with his musical colleagues which could include a pianist, cellist, violinist, or other chamber ensemble combination - to create a truly one of a kind musical experience. Bonus: the Irish Inn-Mates have generously offered to join Stephen for all or part of this house concert experience if you'd like an Irish twist to the night.

    Thank you to Stephen Marc Beaudoin and the Irish Inn-Mates for their generosity.

  3. A Week Away at the Sea Colony Resort in Bethany Beach, Delaware: Just Outside Rehoboth

    Treat yourself to a relaxing week away at Sea Colony Resort, the premier family beach and tennis community in Bethany Beach, Delaware, in your own beach-front apartment. Enjoy your morning cup of coffee or evening glass of wine from your ocean-view balcony in this well-appointed, two-bedroom, two-bath apartment that sleeps four. Whether you’re looking for a week of sun and sand or some time at the pool or on the tennis courts, this Sea Colony Resort condo getaway has you covered. And if the weather is bad (or you got too much sun), you can always drive to Rehoboth and go shopping at the over 150 outlet stores (remember: no sales tax in Delaware!).

    Thank you to Tom Augustin for his generosity.

  4. Bask for Seven Days in Provence

    Immerse yourself in the totally enchanting sun-filled landscapes of southern France that inspired the Post-impressionists. Explore beautiful Provence and the Côte d'Azur with a charming Provençal vacation house as your home for a week! Originally built as an 18th-century farmhouse, this beautiful getaway home is located in a peaceful valley on the edge of Grasse, the capital of the world's perfume industry, and is only 10 miles inland from the famous beaches at Cannes. Sip an aperitif by the swimming pool while you enjoy the luxurious garden with views of the surrounding cliffs and hills. Four adults maximum. Summer cabin for two children old enough to sleep alone. Availability limited to one week between October 2019 and May 2020. Donor will work with the purchaser to find a mutually agreeable date. Does not include airfare.

    Thank you to Jan and Elizabeth Lodal for their generosity.

  5. The Chorus Comes to You!

    Planning a wedding or special celebration? Have an upcoming corporate event? The Washington Chorus wants to come to you to send your special occasion over the top. DC's only two time Grammy Award-winning symphonic chorus has toured internationally and performs regularly in collaboration with the National Symphony Orchestra, and now you can have between 30 and 50 members of the Chorus for up to 30 minutes of music for your next big special occasion. Date to be mutually agreed upon with minimum 3 months notice.

    Thank you to The Washington Chorus for their generosity.