St. Augustines Romanza Festivale of the Arts

St. Augustines Romanza Festivale of the Arts

Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm



Chamber Music Series: Bartram Trail Chorus

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Bartram Trail High School choirs have been under the direction of Barbara Mattingly for the past nineteen years.  Bartram’s choral groups regularly receive superior ratings in Florida Vocal Association adjudication.  Honor Choir participation includes performances with the EPCOT Candlelight Processional and Massed Choir; Jacksonville Sings!; Stetson University High School Choral Festival; Florida All-State Choirs; Charleston International Festival of Choirs 2014; Manhattan Concert Production’s National Festival Choir 2018 in Lincoln Center  and 2019 appearance in Carnegie Hall.  

BTHS Choral Director Barbara Mattingly holds a BA in Music from the College of St. Catherine (St. Paul, Minnesota) and a masters of Music Education from Florida State University.  She has been a choral music educator in the St. Johns County Schools since 2000 and Minister of Music at Memorial Lutheran Church in St. Augustine since 1998.  She performs as collaborative pianist with the St. Augustine Chamber Singers and has sung twice with the Chamber Singers in New York’s Carnegie Hall.

Romanza is thrilled to welcome the Bartram Trail High School Choir back to Festivale for a repeat performance!

Location: Ancient City Baptist Church - 27 Sevilla St.

Organ Crawl

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ray McDonald, the Director of Music and Organist at Memorial Presbyterian Church will demonstrate the inner workings of the Aeolian-Skinner organ at the church.  This organ, the largest in St. Augustine, has been refurbished recently and pipes and digital stops have been added. He will explain the inner workings of the instrument, demonstrate the various sounds and play several pieces showing the organ’s capabilities. He is a valued resource on organ building having spent an apprenticeship with the Flentrop Organ company in the Netherlands. Mr. McDonald is currently a consultant on the new Schoenstein organ at the Basilica of Mary Queen of the Universe Shrine in Kissimmee – a magnificent instrument with 32 foot facade pipes and comprised of over 5,000 pipes.

Location: Memorial Presbyterian Church - 32 Sevilla St, St. Augustine, FL 32084

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