Winter Opera Gala Dinner
at Vintners’ Hall, 28th November 2023
At our beautiful venue in Hampshire, we showcase young talents who collaborate with globally acclaimed directors, designers and conductors. We give singers a platform to hone their craft, master new repertoire and refine their performance skills. The result is nothing short of operatic excellence, aligning with the five-star standard for which West Green has gained renown.
Our endeavours are solely sustained by the generosity of our dedicated Patrons. In order to maintain this exceptional quality and foster opportunities for our emerging talents, we hope that you, our Friends, will be able to join us for a special Gala Dinner at Vintners’ Hall on Tuesday, 28th November 2023. Your presence and support are invaluable.
If you are unable to attend, we welcome the option of sponsoring part of the evening or contributing a donation. Your support plays a pivotal role in nurturing the future of opera and empowering the next generation of artists.
Gala Auction Items
A two-night stay at Thurlestone Hotel in Devon in a sea view room for two people, including daily breakfast and two dinners. Located moments away from the beach, the hotel has fabulous facilities including a nine-hole golf course, croquet lawn, tennis and badminton courts, indoor and outdoor pools and a Spa. An unforgettable stay awaits!
Expiry date. 31st October 2024.
Terms and conditions : Can not be used during school holidays or the Festive Period 23rd December 2023 – 2nd January 2024
Two places in an exclusive box in the Royal/Queen Anne enclosure at Ascot Ladies’ Day on 20th June 2024. Sip a glass or two of Dom Pérignon accompanied by caviar and canapés as you take in unparalleled views of the racecourse. Then, enjoy an exquisite lunch by Rhubarb. You’ll have your own bookie at your table, and you’ll be able to watch the race by the finishing line from your private balcony. The experience also includes a delectable afternoon tea. A day to remember from start to finish!
Spend an unforgettable one-week holiday for 6-14 people in an exquisite property located in idyllic locations throughout the world courtesy of award-winning Hideaways Club. Choose from a villa or chalet with an average value of £1.3million ranging from centuries old farmhouses in glorious countryside to beachfront villas on paradise islands and sought-after ski chalets in prime skiing areas in Europe and Japan. These private, spacious and luxurious properties include features such as infinity pools, panoramic terraces, oversized beds and feature fireplaces.
Your booking will be supported by a first-class concierge service both in the UK and at the chosen destination to help organise transfers, holiday itineraries, dinner reservations and sightseeing. The Hideaways Club combines intelligent investment and lifestyle benefits through collective ownership of luxury properties around the world. A stay in one of The Hideaways Club’s properties will surely be a holiday of a lifetime.
The prize is for accommodation only, flights, food and drink are not included. Valid for one year from the date the winner is announced. Subject to availability, the prize includes Prime & Peak weeks and bookings can be made a maximum of 48 weeks in advance. For further details please visit http://www.thehideawaysclub.com
A tour of this magnificent Livery Hall and lunch for four.
The Vintners’ Company, with its first Charter in 1363, is one of the Twelve Great Livery Companies of the City of London.
Wool and wine were the two prominent trades of the Middle Ages. By the early 13th century the ‘Mistery of Vintners’ – associated with the church of St Martin in the Vintry and, to a lesser extent, St James Garlickhythe – was an organised and powerful body, dominating the wine trade in London and the rest of the country.
With its trade, social, charitable and educational interests, the Company continues to play an important role in the 21st century.
A two-night stay for two people in a Junior Suite at Borgo Gradis’ciutta, a delightful 15th century property that belongs to renowned winery Gradis’ciutta, nestled in the heart of the Collio wine growing area of Friuli Venezia Giulia in northeastern Italy. The area produces some of the country’s best white wines made with indigenous and international grape varieties such as Ribolla Gialla, Friulano, Chardonnay and Sauvignon. The stay includes a Grand Tour tasting where you can savour some of Borgo Gradis’ciutta’s organic wines paired with exquisite local specialities. A must for oenophiles!
A two-hour garden consultation with Taylor Tripp, a leading Winchester-based landscape design practice renowned for creating beautiful English country gardens that epitomise elegance and timelessness. You will receive tailored advice and explore the possibilities for transforming your garden into a beautiful space teeming with distinctive character and charm.
(Within a thirty-mile radius of their Winchester offices. Valid until 31.12.24)
A Party for 10
A three-course Luncheon or Dinner party for 10 to be held at an historic Country House in Hampshire on a mutual date to be arranged within one calendar year. Lunch or Dinner to be cooked by the renowned Chef Georgie Jeary of Mange2.
This Prize is kindly gifted by Sarah Adams.
A private floral workshop for four at Mouton Flowers of Odiham.
Take part in a private hands-on floristry workshop for four people at Mouton Odiham. You’ll discover the secrets of crafting stunning floral arrangements, from elegant bouquets to stunning centrepieces. Let your imagination blossom and create floral masterpieces that you can take home to admire. All materials, tools, light refreshments are provided.
A Dinner for up to ten with music at historical Stone House
Dating from 1766, Stone House is a Grade 2* listed building that was built by George Gibson as a private residence. Its architecture bears the unmistakable mark of Palladian influences, drawn from a visit to Italy.
Crafted from Kentish ragstone, Stone House was originally whimsically named the Comical House. The name is believed to have been changed to Stone House when it became the residence of Lord Mayor Wire of London in 1853.
Dinner will be served in the dining room, which features a captivating mural of The City and Greenwich by Peter Kent, a masterpiece that was commissioned in 1995 by the present owners. On the first floor is the Music Room, the stage for the evening’s delightful musical entertainment, adorned with a beautifully painted ceiling supported by Doric pillars.
A one-night stay for two guests including breakfast at Hotel Windsor, a boutique hotel with a delightful seafront location on the Italian Riviera, only one hour’s drive from Monaco and the Côte d’Azur. Part of Design Hotels, the property is in the heart of Laigueglia, an old fishing village on the western coast of Liguria that has retained much of its authentic charm. Interiors are chic and stylish, featuring neutral palettes and bespoke furnishings, and facilities include a private beach and Mediterranean restaurant that makes the most of local, seasonal produce.
Terms and Conditions: valid from 1st April to 30th October 2024. Black-out dates apply: weekends & festivities
A magnum of award-winning Amarone wine
A magnum of award-winning Amarone wine kindly donated by celebrated producer Allegrini Estates, whose vineyards occupy 150 hectares in the hilly Valpolicella wine producing area of Veneto. A blend of Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and Oseleta grapes, this exceptional wine is full-bodied and well-balanced, with notes of ripe dark fruits and candied cherry aromas. It has won coveted awards including Tre Bicchieri by Gambero Rosso, a benchmarch of excellence in wine making.
A Pantry Makeover
Angela Senese is a Registered Nutritional Therapist and Functional Medicine Practitioner, and founder of Nutrimente. During a one-to-one 1.5hr session, Angela will show you how to stock up your pantry with great tasting, healthy options and give you tips to make quick, easy and delicious meals that align to your needs. You will cover the likes of plate composition, balanced snacks, and how to increase nutrient absorption.
This session will be held online and includes a complementary Weekly Meal Plan to make the experience more tangible and changes more achievable.
Terms & Conditions: to be used within 3 months
A voucher for Fazenda, a sophisticated restaurant in Bishopsgate that is conveniently located moments away from Liverpool Street Station.
Fazenda specialises in exquisite rodizio meats to deliver an authentic dining experience inspired by the culinary traditions of Argentina and Brazil. Meats are skewered and cooked on an open flame, then sliced at the table in front of guests’ very eyes. A must for any meat lover! There’s also a stylish cocktail bar where diners can savour perfectly executed pre- or post-prandial drinks.