A Night at the Opera Saturday May 15, 2010 7:00 pm

Salisbury Singers presents
A Night at the Opera
Saturday May 15, 2010 7:00 pm
Silent Auction begins at 6:30 pm
First Unitarian Church
90 Main Street • Worcester, MA
Purchase tickets on-line at www.salisburysingers.org
Auction Items
5 Liter Bottle of Villa Banfi Centine
Tuscan Red
Donated by O’Hara’s Wines & Liquors
Solid Hardwood Footstool from
Chair City Wayside Furniture
Donated by Leonard Curcio
Simple curves, hand woven fiber rush seats
have defined our work for more than 60 years.
For more information, visit
Value: $69
Opening Bid: $35
402 West Boylston Street
Worcester, MA 01606
[email protected]
Value: $100
Opening Bid: $50
Necklace by Teresa Goodall
Donated by Michelle Dupre Harrington
This necklace is made of resin, glass, sponge coral
and silver wash beads on linen cord. Beaded
area is 10" adjustable tie closure. Using color
combinations found in nature, Teresa Goodall
creates accessories that work with the today’s
casual soft dressing. From a floral garden, to
an ocean paradise, Teresa Goodall designs are
knotted, wrapped, and made to order by a small
talented crew of artisans in Minneapolis. Raised
in rural Minnesota, Teresa is a self-taught jewelry designer. Her
parents encouraged her creative interests from an early age. Teresa’s
father had vast acres of salvaged cars. She would go through the old
cars for treasure to be used in her early jewelry creations. Formal
training at the University of Minnesota’s design department was
cut short to go into business for herself. The first wholesale line was
offered to retailers in the spring of 1983. View her other work at:
Value: $150
Opening Bid: $75
100 Worcester Restaurant
Group Gift Certificate
Donated by Diane Smith and Margaret Macuga
Enjoy a night out on the town at some of
Worcester’s best restaurants.
Value: $100
Opening Bid: $50
Fitness Jump Start Programs
Donated by Westborough Fitness Together,
Karen Isgur, Manager
Start your spring training now! One Initial
fitness assessment and consultation and two
training sessions. New clients only.
Value: $300
Opening Bid: $50
Worcester Art Museum One Year
Family Membership
Donated by The Worcester Art Museum
The Worcester Art Museum’s collection is one of high-quality works
spanning the past millennia and representing all continents. The collection is especially strong on American and European painting,
Asian Art, Greek and Roman and Contemporary art. Membership
will allow you free admission for your family (2 adults and 2 children
under 17) for an entire year with the possibility to participate in a
variety of special membership events. You also enjoy reductions in
the gift shop, interesting lectures and discounts on classes.
Value: $80
Opening Bid: $40
Worcester Art Museum Admission
for Two Plus Docent Services
Donated by Jane Pastore
Admission for two with a two hour tour of the museum with Docent Jane Pastore designed to suit preference of period and/or
artist. www.worcesterart.org
Value: $50
Opening Bid: $25
Donated by Naome Fearing and Michelle Graveline
In 2002, Waterford celebrated the 50th
anniversary of the introduction of the Lismore
pattern of crystal. Almost every year since its
inception, Lismore has topped the popularity
list and has been the biggest selling pattern
of crystal in the U.S. and the world.
Value: $150
Opening Bid: $35
#11 Waterford Crystal Araglin Fruit Bowl
(9 in. diameter)
Donated by Michelle Graveline
Waterford Crystal has become almost a
synonym for the finest quality crystal sought
after by collectors and connoisseurs around
the world. Each piece of Waterford can be recognized by the signature on the base with the
word“Waterford,”the name of the finest crystal
in the world .
Value: $218
Opening Bid: $50
Two New England Patriots Tickets
Donated by Frank Davis, President,
World Cultural Tours
Two tickets to see the Patriots
challenge the Cincinatti Bengals on September 19, 2010.
Value: $300
Opening Bid: $150
#10 Two Waterford Crystal Lismore Balloon
Wine Stem Glasses with Irish Tea Towel
Two Tickets to the Boston Symphony
Donated by The Boston Symphony Orchestra
With this BSO gift certificate, two fortunate
people will receive the“best seats available”at
the time of your call for either POPS 2010
spring season or BSO 2010/11 season. The
earlier one calls for seats for a particular
performance, the better your seats will be.
Value: $150
Opening Bid: $80
#12 Four Passes to Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Donated by Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Tower Hill is always in season but especially in spring, summer
and fall. Always something exciting, always something new…
Tower Hill has many gardens – formal and casual – such as the
Secret Garden, the Entry Court, The Lawn Garden, The Cottage
Garden, The Wildlife Garden and more. Be sure to visit the 18th
century-style, 4,000 square feet Orangerie, which houses many
varieties of subtropical plants. Or, maybe you prefer to stroll the
Woodland Trails and enjoy the Refuge Pond? One can spend the
entire day at Tower Hill and enjoy lunch at Twig’s Café which offers
great views over Mount Wachusett. (www.towerhillbg.org)
Value: $40
Opening Bid: $20
#13 Bose Wave Radio II
15" x 14" and 2 1/2"-3" deep basin
Donated by Bose
The Wave® radio II is the latest
version of the radio that changed
people’s idea of a time-honored
medium. Digital electronics and
updated speaker technology
allow this innovative table top radio to deliver more accurate
audio with deeper lows. Its uncluttered design makes it welcome
in almost any room. www.bose.com
Value: $349.95
Opening Bid: $125
The basin is a hand built stoneware charger,
glazed in blue. The form is from a rhubarb leaf.
Value: $100
Opening Bid: $50
#16 “Pot Luck” from Jerry’s Hardware
Donated by Jerry and Lynne LaComfora
#14 “A Night at the Opera” Basket
Donated by Margaret Tartaglia and
Amanda MacPherson
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For illustrative purposes only.
Love to cook? Love wine and good food? Enjoy
the makings of an evening of opera at home.
Everything you need is in this 18" high basket.
Recipes to read, pasta dishes to make, wine,
music and fun dessert treats. "Libiamo,libiamo
ne'lieti calici che la belleza infiora." Eat and drink
to the pleasure of happiness. This basket is sure
to fill you with fun, love and music!
Value: $100
Opening Bid: $50
#15 Pottery From Marian Lyon Pottery,
Donated by Marion Lyons
Pieces from her private collection
Marion Lyons owned Marion Lyon Pottery for nearly 25 years.
These two pieces are from her private collection. Currently, she
continues her interests in fine arts by painting in watercolors,
acrylics and, most recently, oils. She shares a studio, Lyon &
Everett Art Gallery, with her son, Kenneth Rhodes Everett, a
painter of wildlife in watercolors and acrylics. Her work is shown
in local central Massachusetts art shows. Kenneth received the
First Prize in Watercolor at the spring GALA art show in Gardner.
For more information, e-mail [email protected]
15 3/4" tall Stoneware Vase
This vase is 8" across top and is thrown and
hand built stoneware. Tan body with white
flowing glaze. Wrap-around feature is
transparent blue with impressions of
chestnut leaves.
Value: $150
Opening Bid: $75
For illustrative purposes only.
This decorative garden pot contains everything
you need to start your spring gardening: Miracle
Gro soil, Potting Garden tools, Men’s & Women’s
Garden Gloves, Assorted Flower seeds, Miracle
Gro Plant Food and a 50 ft. garden hose – all
topped off with a“sprinkling”of Lottery tickets.
Jerry’s Hardware
1154 West Boylston Street
Worcester, MA 01606-1145
(508) 853-9805
Value: $100
Opening Bid: $50
#17 A Guided Nature Walk Up Mt. Wachusett
Donated by Neal Anderson
The forests on Mt. Wachusett are the only Old
Growth forests east of the Connecticut river in
Massachusetts. This June you, and up to four
guest, will walk up from the ski area to the
summit to learn and experience that environment guided by Dr. Neal Anderson, Professor
of Biology (Retired)
Value: $75
Opening Bid: $40
#18 Creations by Katherine
Donated by Katherine Jasmine
Custom-designed jewelry, using the highest
quality sterling silver, gold, Swarovski crystals
and pearls.
This stunning 3 piece jewelry set includes a
24-inch necklace on a diamond-cut sterling
silver chain with hand-made, foil-lined,
coin-shaped lampwork glass beads in a
raised floral motif, Swarovski pearls, and
sterling silver accents; matching bracelet and earrings, all in a rich
teal green and pink color scheme. The bracelet features a“no man
needed”clasp and the earrings have a sterling silver tulip design
leverback ear wire.
Value: $110
Opening Bid: $50
#19 An Aveda Relaxation and Spa Gift
Set from the Failte Salon
Donated by Roxana Kennedy/owner
#22 Two Tickets to “Always, Patsy Cline”
at The Hanover Theatre, Worcester, MA
Friday, July 30, 2010 (Golden Circle seats)
Donated by The Hanover Theatre
The Failte Salon is an Aveda Concept Salon
committed to excellence and providing
guests with current hair styles, hair color,
skin and body care.
Failte Salon
275 Oxford Street, North Auburn, MA
Phone: (508) 832-8565
Value: $55
Opening Bid: $25
“Always…Patsy Cline”is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer
who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in
1963. The show is based on a true story about
Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston named
Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. The musical play, complete
with down home country humor, true emotion and even some audience participation, includes many of Patsy’s unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to
Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Walking After Midnight…27 songs in all. The
show’s title was inspired by Cline’s letters to Seger, which were consistently
signed“Love ALWAYS... Patsy Cline.”
Value: $80
Opening Bid: $45
#20 Color Consulting & Decorating:
One Hour Consultation
Donated by Melissa Ruttle/Owner
Melissa Ruttle, an experienced Manhattan
colorist and home textile designer, has the
knowledge to provide you with the best
solution for choosing all different elements of colors and textiles for your home.
Value: $75
Opening Bid: $40
#21 Gift Certificate to The Hair Spa
Donated by Sharon Thomas/Owner
Use this gift certificate to come to The Hair Spa for pampering
in an environment that is professional, caring and relaxing.
Services include hair care, color, perms, manicures and pedicures. A Paul Mitchell Focus Salon
The Hair Spa
225A Grafton Street, Worcester, MA
Phone: (508) 832-8565
Value: $50
Opening Bid: $25
#24 Two Tickets to the September 19, 2010
Performance by Intermezzo
Donated by John Whittlesey
Enjoy a duet concert of chamber music with Gale Fuller, John Whittlesey and
James Busby, plus a string quartet (Boston location TBA). It will feature Barber’s Dover Beach, Chausson’s Chanson perpetuelle, and a setting of the Song of
Solomon by Hermann Zilcher.
Intermezzo was born out of a vision to produce contemporary chamber operas
and bring new and exciting works to the musical life in New England. Chamber
opera merges the musical and dramatic flavor of grand opera with the immediacy of art song, performed on a smaller, more intimate scale. Our focus is on
performing contemporary 20th and 21st century chamber works, particularly
by American composers, and sung in English. www.intermezzo-opera.org
Value: $50
Opening Bid: $25
#25 Gift certificate to The Castle Restaurant
Donated by Marie Harrington
The Castle has represented the epitome of fine dining for
more than 40 years. The Castle offers two distinctive dining
rooms and menus. The Crusader Room, a casual dining
room, serves both lunch and dinner in a family style atmosphere. The Camelot Room, a classical dining room, offers the guests such
entrees as rack of lamb, Chateaubriand, steak au poivre, and a seasonal game
selection nightly.The Castle’s Knights of the Round Table Lounge offers an array
of fine wine, cocktails, cordials and specialty coffee drinks for those who enjoy
relaxed surrounding and company of good friends
1230 Main Street (Route 9), Leicester, Massachusetts 01524
Phone 508 892-9090
E-mail: [email protected]
Value: $75
Opening Bid: $40