SAVANNAH, GA – December 6, 2022 – Savannah VOICE Festival (SVF) has partnered with another local nonprofit Historic Savannah Foundation (HSF) to host a holiday season installment of “Songs and Stories in the Squares,” which will take place at 4 p.m. Wednesday, December 14 beginning at Telfair Square located at 121 Barnard St. During this free event Kimberly Newbold, HSF Education & Research Associate and James Finsie, HSF Membership & Fundraising Associate will give a brief presentation about the history of Telfair and Ellis Squares before ending in Savannah City Market with a special collaboration between SVF artists and the Esther F. Garrison School Choir. Hot chocolate will be served by Wright Square Café at Telfair Square.
“We are delighted to partner with the Savannah VOICE Festival again for this joyful community event. It will be a wonderful evening listening to holiday-themed music in our beautiful squares, all the while learning more about Savannah’s rich history.” said HSF CEO & President, Sue Adler.
SVF’s Executive Director, Chad Sonka, and Milnes VOICE Programs Co-Founder and President Maria Zouves will be joined by artists Minghao Liu, Jessica Best, and Kyaunnee Richardson, who will perform seasonal selections in each square. Artists will then join the Garrison School Choir for a selection of classic holiday music at Savannah City Market to finish the event.
“Our team at Savannah VOICE Festival knows the immense value of arts education and appreciation and strives to support all forms of creative collaboration,” said Executive Director Chad Sonka. “We are beyond excited to continue working with partners who share the same mission of community enrichment.”
Savannah VOICE Festival’s holiday outreach events are sponsored in part by Visit Savannah.
For more information about these events and how to get tickets and/or register, visit www.savannahvoicefestival.org.
Historic Savannah Foundation, a leading nonprofit preservation and cultural institution, saves buildings, places, and stories that define Savannah’s past, present, and future. Following its formation in 1955, the organization started a Revolving Fund to save endangered historic properties, now totaling nearly 410 buildings throughout several of Savannah’s historic districts. HSF continues to build capacity within its operations, secure new financial resources, improve its image and visibility, and increase public policy efforts to protect Savannah’s historic districts. For more information about the work of the Historic Savannah Foundation, visit www.myhsf.org.
Savannah VOICE Festival is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit arts organization in the state of Georgia. The Festival brings classical vocal excellence to the Savannah area through a two-week celebration of concerts, events, and educational presentations during the month of August and throughout the year. Focusing on arts awareness and audience development in the performing arts, it offers music from opera, musical theatre, and popular song. The Savannah VOICE Festival is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly. GCA is a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Donations are tax-deductible.
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