Moonlight & Ivory returns to Dade City
Like many wonderful events, the pandemic paused a lovely annual concert for a while, but Heritage Arts Center Association is announcing its long-awaited return! “Moonlight and Ivory” has provided the community with an opportunity to gather and share in the exceptional talents of their friends and neighbors for the past 24 years!
Once again musicians and artists from Dade City, Zephyrhills, Wesley Chapel and beyond are busy preparing for the shows to be held on November 5 at the Dade City Woman’s Club, 37922 Palm Avenue, Dade City. Moonlight and Ivory was held for many years in February, but the group felt the fall might be a better time of year.
The variety of music is always impressive and includes vocal and instrumental renditions of show tunes, classics, contemporary, jazz, bluegrass, sacred and original pieces by adult performers of all ages. Many of the performers are or have been professional and some are up and coming, but all are accomplished musicians.
Part of the event is a wonderful art show with contributions by local artists in a wide variety of media, organized by a past art scholarship winner Jayde Archebold. Both shows are made complete by delectable gourmet refreshments and desserts served at intermission.
As a result of the community support of this event, Heritage Arts Center Association is able to offer TWO annual $1,000 awards to Pasco residents who are graduating high school seniors: the “Pasco Heritage Scholarship” for performing arts, and the Nereim Fine Arts Award in the visual arts.
Moonlight & Ivory returns to Dade City Nov. 5 for two Shows
Again, this year there will be two opportunities to share in this fantastic event. The matinee will begin at 2:00 pm with the art show following. Doors for the evening performance will open at 7:00 pm for the art exhibition with the musical concert beginning at 7:30 pm. Refreshments will be served at both shows during intermission. The cost is $25.00 for the evening show and $15.00 for the matinee.
Originally conceived as a one-time fundraising effort to purchase a grand piano for the community’s use, this concert has become a much-anticipated annual community event. Heritage Arts now owns a beautiful 6’1” Yamaha Conservatory grand that has served for these concerts, piano recitals, and the “Spotlight on Talent” performing arts competition for young people. As always, proceeds from this year’s concert will go to support the arts in this area as well as the scholarships.
Tickets are now available for both concerts and may be purchased at the Dade City Chamber of Commerce, the Prelude Academy music studio, from a HACA Board member or online at heritagearts.org. The contact person for the event is Charlotte Lewis at 352-424-4298.