Festival Events

A Masked Ball

Sat December 2 at 6:30pm

The Home of Helen Downing

Regular: $225          Scholarship: $1000

Please download the RSVP Card and mail with your check.

a sumptuous dinner and musical experience
with Chef Damon Lee Fowler
and the Artists of the Savannah VOICE Festival
with Helen Downing, Sherrill Milnes and Maria Zouves, hosts

Come in costume or in your nest formal ensemble

Don’t forget to wear your mask!

Savannah VOICE Festival is a 501(c)(3) arts organization. Contributions made to this fund raiser support the VOICE Scholarship Fund, which provides tuition assistance and financial support to artists attending the Milnes VOICE Programs in Savannah, Georgia.

Giuseppe Verdi in Paris

Whenever Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi traveled to Paris to produce an opera, he took a train carload (literally) of food from Parma so that he could enjoy prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and other things from his homeland. The cooking in his Parisian household was therefore a blending of French and Parmigiani cookery.

Les choses a commencer

Passed canapés both on toast rounds:

Pâté de foie de volailles au poivre vert et champignon

Simple chicken liver pâté garnished with green peppercorns and sautéed mushrooms

Mousse au saumon fumé, caviar de saumon garni

Smoked salmon mousse garnished with red salmon caviar and dill

Le Buffet

Bouchées de Crevettes a la Parisienne

Puff pastry cups lled with shrimp and mushrooms in Sauce Mornay

Fillet de Boeuf Roti à la Parmesane, Sauce Bordelaise

Filet of Beef wrapped in prosciutto di parma, roasted, sliced thin, and served with Bordelaise sauce

Gratin de Pomme de Terre à la Parmesane

Gratin of Potatoes with caramelized onions and Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese

Épinards à la Parmesane

Spinach Parma Style

Les Desserts

Petit Fours

Mini tartes

Support the VOICE Scholarship Fund

The Milnes VOICE Programs gave over $78,200 in scholarships this past year, as many of our aspiring artists are unable to train without some kind of support, whether partial or full.

What you should know:

  • This fund is for tuition scholarship support for the 2018 Milnes VOICE Studio, and is not associated with any Festival Artist Sponsorship.
  • Your Scholarship is tax deductible
  • This is a general Fund which may be dispersed to allow multiple Studio singers partial scholarship and is therefore not attached to any individual singer.
  • The recipients will be listed as part of the Fund.

As a Scholarship Ticket contributor you receive:

  • Listing in our 2018 Summer Festival Program as part of the Scholarship Fund.
  • A collection of personal thank you notes and re ections from Artists impacted by
  • A VOICE Society Membership for one year (non-transferable)
  • Two (2) Tickets to “Winter Wonderland”, an SVF Holiday Concert at the Westin Savannah Harbor Resort Ballroom, Monday, December 4th at 6:30pm – sent via email.

With these opportunities, new talent is nurtured and potential new Festival Artists are cultivated for Savannah’s Operatic Future!