14th Annual TSO Fine Wine Festival and Auction
Lois McFarquhar, President of the Toronto Symphony Volunteer Committee,
and Suzie Gibbs, Fine Wine Festival Chair, are excited to announce the
14th Annual Toronto Symphony Orchestra Fine Wine Festival. This event
has gained a reputation as one of the finest in North America. The Festival
has raised an aggregate total of over $3.5 million, making this initiative
our major annual fundraiser for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and its
many outreach programs. The Festival is regarded as one of the premier
events on the Toronto social calendar. Peter Oundjian, the new Music Director
for the TSO (2004/2005 season), is expected to be in attendance.
The Fine Wine Festival will kick off with an evening of wine tasting
on Friday, November 5th, 2004, starting at 6:00 p.m., at Crush
Wine Bar and Restaurant at 455 King Street West in Toronto. Over 15
wineries will be presenting their wines to guests, who will also be invited
to enjoy a generous array of delicious appetizers and listen to excellent
live jazz music. Tickets are priced at $55.00.
The Fine Wine Charity Auction will start at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday,
November 6th, 2004 (venue in Toronto to be confirmed). For only $35.00,
guests will receive the commemorative catalogue, complimentary lunch,
and their bidding paddles. Christie's auction house is proud to announce
that their highly regarded wine auction expert Duncan McEuen will be the
special guest auctioneer. Rob Jull of Vinifera Wine Services will be appraising,
consulting and lotting the wine. Urban Cellars will be responsible for
the storage and handling of these fine wines. There are an estimated 200
lots of rare and unique wine to be auctioned off to a highly appreciative
Now in its 82nd year, the Toronto Symphony Volunteer Committee (TSVC)
is a leading orchestra volunteer organization committed to furthering
the excellence of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Volunteer members deliver
its many fundraising, music education and awareness-building projects.
Tickets will be on sale as of September 1st through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.ca
or call 416-870-8000. Tickets will also be available through the TSVC
office by phone, 416-593-7769 ext. 358, or from a TSVC member.
For further information, please visit the website at www.finewinefestival.com,
or contact the TSVC office at 416-593-7769, extension 358.