Bella Serata 2014


Bella Serata 2014 Bella Serata 2014 Poster

The beautiful evening at the GYMC on November 15 dazzles the crowd and raises over $9000 for the GYMC.

Some of Guelph’s finest restaurants and caterers offered samples of their best food at the GYMC’s annual fundraising gala. Wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages were available to quench people’s thirst and mellow their mood.

The stage of the Recital Hall showcased great music throughout the evening. Young performers opened the program. The audience heard the Suzuki String School of Guelph’s Concorde Ensemble and Guelph Youth Singers’ Chamber Choir.

Soprano Marion Samuel-Stevens performed with pianist Ken Gee and trumpeter Chris Cigolea. Then everyone was treated to a special appearance by world-renowned pianist Valerie Tryon.

The “jazz” part of the evening kicked off with a dazzling musical display by pianist/singer Andrew Craig, followed by a fun impromptu performance by singer/songwriter James Gordon. Saxophonist Brent Rowan and bassist Jason Raso ended the night of music with some duos, and were then joined by Chris Cigolea for some great trio music.

The SILENT AUCTION was exceptional.The bidding actually started online before the gala with a limited selection of items. The final ’live” bidding and exclusive items were available only to Gala attendees.

thank you to the following for donating
food & drink

Borealis Grille & Bar . 1388 Gordon St, Guelph . 519-265-9007

Buon Gusto . 69 Wyndham St N, Guelph . 519-265-8766

Diamond Estate Winery . 1067 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake. 905-641-1042

Eric the Baker . 46 Carden St, Guelph . 519-265-8999

F&M Breweries . 355 Elmira Rd N, Guelph . 519-824-1194

OX . 37 Quebec St, Guelph . 519-821-9271

Platters . 3 Watson Rd S, Unit 5/6, Guelph . 519-836-3190

Red Brick Cafe . 8 Douglas St, Guelph . 519-836-1126 & 77 Westmount Rd, 519-836-1101

Wellington Cakes . 9 Douglas St, Guelph . 519-836-5088

special thanks to our performers
who generously donated their music

Valerie Tryon piano
internationally-renowned classical pianist

Marion Samuel-Stevens soprano
performing caberet music

Ken Gee piano

Andrew Craig piano and vocals
this extraordinary talented musician will be a treat to hear

Chris Cigolea trumpet . Brent Rowan sax . Jason Raso bass
a trio of fantastic musicians performing jazz

Suzuki String School of Guelph Concorde Ensemble

Guelph Youth Singers Chamber Choir & director Markus Howard

thank you to our gala supporters

BDO Chartered Accountants and Advisors

Corus (CJOY/Magic FM)

Guelph Mercury Community Partnerships Program

Guelph Tribune

Moen Canada

SMS Rents

Woolwich Arrow Neighbourhood Pub

Clay & Jacquie Seabrook

thank you to our silent auction donors

Acqua Salon

Amy Doole Pottery

Barbara Bryce Improvised Art Glass

Barber Glass

BDO Canada

Belgian Nursery Ltd.

Blackbird Pottery

Cathy Downer

Cristina Ciloci

Dean Palmer Photography

Drayton Entertainment

Emma Smith Ceramics

Framing + Art Centre

French-Red Ceramics

Gail Pasternack Pottery

Gleason Brook Pottery

Guelph Chamber Choir

Guelph Little Theatre

Guelph Medical Laser & Skin Centre

Guelph MusicFest

Guelph Storm Hockey Club

Guelph Symphony Orchestra

Guelph Youth Singers

Hush Salon and Spa

Bob Ireland

Jay Burn Pottery

JF HR Solutions

Jware Pottery

Ken Hammill

Kevin Dolderman

Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony

Knar Jewellery

Lynn Chidwick Stained Glass

Marcelina Salazar

Maria’s Pottery

Market Fresh

Mary-Dawn Roberts

McNeil Consumer Healthcare

Michael Barnstijn

Monte’s Place

Natural Choice Medical Clinic

Nelson, Watson LLP

Play with Clay

Pots by Andrea Vuletin

Pottery by Jane Snider

Quintessential Clay

Red Car Services

Richard Mund Pottery

River Run Centre

Sean Robinson

Silveri Jewellers

Sleeman Centre

Stratford Festival

Suns Pots Pottery Studio

Swan Moving Company

The Fat Duck Gastro Pub

The Neighbourhood Group of Companies Ltd.

Treetop Trekking

Tri City Travel

Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop

Yang’s Jewellery

Our gratitude to the Gala organizing committee

Gabriella Currie-Ziegler (executive director, GYMC)

Bob Desautels

Susan Dickert

Grace Evans

Jennifer Ferron (online & silent auction)

Ken Gee (chair)

special thanks to

Alex Annab

Paule Barsalou (Suzuki String School of Guelph)

Gary Christie

Mary & Carla Hebden (gala decoration)

Valerie Langlois (sponsor lounge decoration)

Paul White

Students from Beyond Borders

Students from the Suzuki String School of Guelph