RED BANK, NJ - The Monmouth Civic Chorus has announced its annual gala fundraiser: Broadway and Beyond – A Musical Journey with MCC. Guests will enjoy an exquisite three-course dinner, cocktails at a cash bar, silent, chance & live auctions and cabaret style entertainment from chorus members. This event is scheduled for Saturday, April 29, 2017, 7:00pm at the Navesink Country Club, 50 Luffburrow Lane, Middletown, NJ. Dress is business casual. Reservations are $80 per person if received by April 12, or $90 by April 24. Seating is limited, and no reservations will be accepted after April 24. Call (732) 933-9333 or visit monmouthcivicchorus.org for reservations and information.

More than 120 guests attended last year’s gala, which raised over $14,000 to support the artistic endeavors of the esteemed chorus. During the evening, guests will be entertained by small ensembles of talented chorus members performing selections from shows performed by MCC throughout its history, including Ragtime, Brigadoon, Carousel, Pirates of Penzance Oklahoma, The Mikado, Most Happy Fella, Kismet and much more.

Auction offerings in the past have included vacation weekends, original artworks, handmade jewelry and knitwear, gift certificates for local restaurants and nights on the town, gourmet food baskets, yoga and spa sessions, and more.  Bidders will have the opportunity to place their bid on silent auction items or purchase tickets for the chance auction throughout the evening.  The evening is capped off by a live auction on one special item, which last year included a boat tour on the Navesink River and a 5-course gourmet dinner served at two gorgeous riverside estates.  Businesses that would like to donate auction items are invited to call for details.

The Monmouth Civic Chorus has brought the finest in choral music to audiences around the world since 1949. The Chorus has been called “close to perfect” and “among the very best in the entire Northeast” (Asbury Park Press). The Chorus is the proud recipient of the 2008 ASCAP/Chorus America Alice Parker Award, and the 2010 Spinnaker Award for Arts and Culture from the Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce. Artistic Director Dr. Ryan James Brandau is also Artistic Director of Princeton Pro Musica and Amor Artis, and a faculty member at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, where he works with the famed Symphonic Choir.