When: 7-9:30 p.m. Friday Feb. 15
Where: Gainesville Civic Center, Grand Ballroom, 830 Green St., Gainesville
More info: 770-536-1924, www.voicesofnorthgeorgia.com
From staff reports
The Voices of North Georgia have their hearts, minds and voices set on the glory of the Golden Age of Hollywood as they present the fourth annual Romantic Cabaret.
The event will be held in the grand ballroom of the Gainesville Civic Center on Friday, Feb. 15. This year’s theme is "Dancing in the Moonlight," as VNG pays homage to the great music of the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s.
"This has been a highlight of our musical season for the past three years," said Jean McCorlew, VNG hospitality chairwoman. "Plans are set in motion several months in advance to ensure that our guests have a delightful evening of entertainment. We have something for everyone; food, song, dance, and a sparkly venue for all to enjoy."
The evening’s activities will begin at 7 p.m. with several songs from the Big Band era by Voices of North Georgia and continue with dancing to the soothing sounds of the Sentimental Journey Jazz Band and a selection of desserts, punch and coffee.
Sentimental Journey is an 18-piece orchestra that is part of the Believer’s Band of Gainesville’s First United Methodist Church. The group got its start in Big Band music after a rehearsal of an arrangement of Glenn Miller’s "Little Brown Jug" and have been jazzing up the community ever since.
"Many busy people don’t have the time during the week or want to get in the crowds for Valentine’s Day, so this a great option. Every year our Romantic Cabaret just gets bigger and bigger, so I guess word is getting around about how much fun we have," McCorlew said.
Tickets are $15, and can be purchased at the door this year, though seating is limited. Reservations are advised and can be made by calling 678-450-5982. Tables for up to eight guests can be reserved.
Cocktail attire for the swanky affair is recommended.
"You’re invited to dress up in your Hollywood duds and join us on the red carpet. Yes, we’ve got one! It’s going to be a great time for all, said Meaders"
Ticket sales help the vocal ensemble pay for the year’s expenses and other community offerings. For more information, call 770-536-1924 or visit www.voicesofnorthgeorgia.com.