Special Events

Special Events

Cantata Singers requests the pleasure of your company at its biennial Gala and Auction & After-Party on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Charles Hotel in the heart of Harvard Square.

An evening of dining, cocktails, and an auction—all benefiting Cantata Singers' innovative performances and vital arts education program. Then continue your night at the Cantata Singers' After-Party with dessert, dancing, and raffle prizes, with tunes spun by DJ Petro.

*Can't make it to the event, but are interested in bidding on prizes? Contact Emily Kirk Weddle, Development and Public Relations Manager, to learn about proxy bidding.

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

6 pm: Silent Auction and Cocktails
7:30 pm: Live Auction with auctioneer Kathy Kingston, Fund the Future, and Dinner
9:30 pm: After-Party

The Charles Hotel
1 Bennett Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Individual Tickets: $200
Includes ticket to the After-Party.
Maestro Table Sponsor (for eight): $1,600
Sponsorship includes all benefits above, a table reserved just for you and your guests, as well as special recognition in the program.
Virtuoso Table Sponsor (for eight): $2,300
Sponsorship includes all benefits above, plus valet parking for four vehicles, and a special limited edition CD of Cantata Singers' Commissions for you and your guests.
After-Party Tickets: $50
Ticket includes two drink tickets, dessert, and one raffle ticket.
Corporate Sponsorships start at $2,300. Please contact Emily Kirk Weddle, Development and Public Relations Manager, at eweddle at cantatasingers.org for a full list of packages.

Gala and Auction Host Committee:
Elaine Bresnick
Juan Carmona
Linda Fung
Gail Reitter
Felicity Salmon
Umit Sami
Mary Beth Stevens
Christine Swistro
Stephanie Warburg
Dana Whiteside

After-Party Host Committee
Farah Darliette
Jordan Lovejoy
Emily Stone
Andrea Wivchar
Alexandra Whitfield
Nami Zylbersztajn

About Auctioneer Kathy Kingston:
An award-winning thought leader in fundraising auctions, professional auctioneer and consultant, Kathy Kingston has raised millions of dollars for nonprofit organizations across the country for over 28 years. She founded Kingston Auction Company in 1986. Specializing in benefit auctions, she consistently empowers nonprofit and educational organizations to exceed their fundraising goals and offers a wealth of practical strategies for revenue enhancement and donor engagement.

About DJ Petro:
Based out of Boston, DJ Petro is fast becoming one of the most sought-after DJs for live performance. He has been described as having the perfect blend of hype and professionalism, knowing exactly how to engage a crowd with both his live mixing and MC skills. DJ Petro is also making a name for himself by remixing genres that have long been considered untouchable in the DJ world. For these reasons, he has been asked to perform in front of several national touring acts including Panic At The Disco, Twenty One Pilots, New Politics and LoCash, and has spun at many official pre and post parties for large events such as Boston Calling at City Hall Plaza, CountryFest at Gillette Stadium, and both Zac Brown Band and New Kids On The Block at Fenway Park. You can hear him on the airwaves as well, hosting and mixing for several major market radio stations in Boston.
Social Media: @therealdjpetro

A portion of all tickets and table sponsorships are tax-deductible. All proceeds benefit Cantata Singers, Inc., a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.