April 2, 2016
Welcome to London!
Thank you for joining us for Moonlight on the Thames, this celebration of Bel Canto’s 85th season. Your support of Bel Canto is crucial to our music-making, and we deeply appreciate the contributions you will make here tonight.
We are excited about the extraordinary variety of items and unique services that our generous donors have made available to you. Tonight we will take you on an eclectic shopping tour via the London Underground followed by an elegant evening at Buckingham Palace. We are grateful to our donors, to our underwriters and patrons, and, most of all, to the many volunteers whose time and creativity have brought the Gala to life.
Enjoy the music, the ambiance, the auction items, the food, and the friends here tonight. We have planned this night for you and we are so happy that you are here.
“Mind the Gap” and “God Save the Queen!”
Susan Chamberlin Smith, Gala Chair