OCMS Wine Auction
The OCMS Wine Auction is one of the major fundraising events for the Ottawa Chamber Music Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to making chamber music of the highest calibre readily available and accessible. Fund-raising events such as the Wine Auction enable the Ottawa Chamber Music Society to present the highly acclaimed Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, the largest chamber music festival in the world, as well as our fall/winter Concert Series, the Family Music Fair, and a CD label CMS Classics. The mandate of the Ottawa Chamber Music Society is to present chamber music of the highest possible calibre, to encourage an interest in and an appreciation of chamber music, and to make it accessible and affordable to everyone.
This year's auction will be outstanding, featuring donations of fine and vintage wines, including many exceptional wines. There will be almost 500 bottles divided in over 140 lots up for bid in the live auction alone. Many other lots will be available through a silent auction.
Admission is $50, which can be applied as a credit towards any wine purchase. Registration for the event commences at 6 pm, providing an opportunity to enjoy a reception where one can mingle and peruse the live auction lots and participate in the silent auction. The live auction begins at 7 pm. This year's event will be held on April 15, 2008, at Christ Church Cathedral, 420 Sparks Street in Ottawa. Tickets may be purchased through the OCMS office at 613-234-8008.
Further information and the auction catalogue will soon be available at www.chamberfest.com.