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Bid on these great auction packages in support of LACC!

LOT 1 – LACC Signature “White Glove” VIP

If you are the parent of an LACC chorister, this package is for you! Treat yourself to a season of convenience and ease in 2017|2018.

 

Four (4) prime seats to LACC’s Winter 2017 and Spring 2018 Concerts are reserved especially for you. Preserve the memory with DVDs of both concerts.

 

Enjoy convenient, free parking in the lot behind PPC for your chorister’s weekly rehearsals and one reserved parking space for the Winter and Spring Concerts.

 

Your chorister will dress to impress in a new formal uniform, compliments of DENNIS Uniform, and a new casual uniform (t-shirt and hoodie) from LACC.

 

Dress your home for the holidays with two spectacular 8” poinsettias from LACC’s 2017 Poinsettia Fundraiser.

 

Be our guest for the 17|18 Parent Party — a convivial opportunity to socialize over wine and scrumptious nibbles with fellow LACC parents.

 

After a busy day of work and rehearsals, take dinner home to the family from eateries within walking distance of PPC — customized “pies” from Blaze Pizza and fresh farmer’s market dishes from Tender Greens. Coffee and tea lovers rejoice, with organic coffees, fare, and pastries from Urth Café and Jones Coffee Roasters.

 

Spend time during your chorister’s rehearsal shopping for your next book at Pasadena literary landmark, Vroman’s Bookstore.

 

If you don’t have a current chorister but know someone who does, this package would make a wonderful gift for a busy LACC parent!

 

Value: $2,300

LOT 2 – From Tchaikovsky to Gillespie: An Exhilarating Evening at the Hollywood Bowl

Enjoy your own Terrace Box for four (4) at the Hollywood Bowl to your choice of a Tuesday/Thursday Classical or Wednesday Jazz Series concert during the 2017 Summer Season. Valet Parking is included.

 

CLASSICAL

  • Shaham Plays John Williams – Tuesday, July 25
  • Tchaikovsky & Liszt – Thursday, July 27
  • All-Mendelssohn, Martin Chalifour, violin – Tuesday, August 8
  • All-Vivaldi – Thursday, August 10
  • “New World” Symphony – Tuesday, September 5
  • SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN: Film with Orchestra – Thursday, September 7

 

JAZZ

  • Ella and Dizzy: 100 Years, 1,000 Memories – Wednesday, July 19
  • Gente de Zona, Angélique Kidjo’s Tribute to Celia Cruz, The Pedrito Martinez Group – Wednesday, August 9
  • Herbie Hancock, Kamasi Washington – Wednesday, August 23
  • Quincy Jones: The A&M Years, Richard Bona & Mandekan Cubano, Lee England Jr. & the Soul Orchestra, and special guests – Wednesday, September 6

 

Your evening under the stars will also include two (2) bottles of fine Jackson Family red wines valued at $400 per bottle (Cenyth 2010 and Vérité La Muse 2012) and picnic dinner and desserts from Julienne Fine Foods in San Marino and Porta Via in Pasadena.

 

Compliments of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Helen and Mark Spitzer

 

Value: $1,450

LOT 3 – Stanford Tailgate – “Hail, Stanford, Hail!”

Whether you “bleed Cardinal red” or are simply a diehard college football fan, you can start looking forward NOW to football season!

 

Don’t miss this chance to get your hands on four (4) prime tickets to YOUR CHOICE of one of Stanford’s Fall 2017 home games against UCLA (September 23), Cal Berkeley (November 18), or Notre Dame (November 25). These are premium tickets in the lower bowl of the stadium, between the 40s on the visitor sideline, from which you’ll not only have a fantastic view of the gridiron, but also the antics of “The Tree” and Stanford’s spirited marching band.

 

If you’re a BRUIN (Hail to the Blue and Gold!), a GOLDEN BEAR (Do the Oski Yell!), or a LEPRECHAUN (Go Fighting Irish!), this is a great opportunity to show your colors as a true super-fan under warm, autumn California skies.

 

This pigskin package includes a $1,000 AMEX gift card to help cover transportation and lodging, a pre-game tailgate in the Chuck Taylor Grove, a parking pass to Stanford Stadium, and Team Apparel.

 

Football is not just a game. It’s a passion. Get your passion on and cheer your team to victory in a Bay Area, collegiate clash of the titans!

 

Compliments of Andrea and Geoff Bland

 

Value: $4,000

LOT 4 – Passion and Peril: Tosca

Enjoy four (4) Center Orchestra tickets to LA Opera’s production of Tosca on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 7:30PM at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Two sets of two seats (Row F, Seats 14 & 15; Row J, Seats 34 & 35) feature excellent views of the drama and spectacle on stage. You will be hosted for drinks and refreshments in the elegant Founders Room during intermission — a members only privilege. Founders Parking for one car is included. This production features 16 LACC choristers!

 

A fiery prima donna, Tosca, is forced to play a role she never imagined when she becomes trapped between her allegiance to her rebel lover and the scheming of a treacherous police chief who will stop at nothing in his lust for her. The explosive conflict between these three unforgettable characters comes to a hair-raising conclusion in one of opera’s bloodiest, most intense dramas. James Conlon, conductor

 

Compliments of Jo and Shawn Libaw

 

Value: Priceless

LOT 5 – Seven Days in Paradise

Abandon the hustle and bustle of L.A. for a one-week stay at Casa Atardecer (“Sunset House”) in Dominical, Costa Rica. Designed by internationally-respected, award-winning architect Bernardo Flores-Sahagun, this large, modern-style home sits 100 meters up and 1,000 meters inland in a secure, gated community on a lush, jungle-covered ridge that overlooks the Pacific Ocean and features awe-inspiring, panoramic views.

 

The casa features expansive walls of windows that invite serene ocean breezes into the living and dining rooms and kitchen on the main floor and the luxurious, second-level master suite. The master suite also features its own wrap-around terrace. There are two large junior suites, indoor and outdoor kitchens, a sleeping room for two over the garage, and a tranquil indoor/outdoor infinity pool. The home also offers wireless internet. This unique vacation home comfortably accommodates eight people.

 

Dominical is located on the beautiful southwest Pacific Coast of Costa Rica where the pristine ocean meets the dramatic rising mountains and the mysterious jungle. It is one of the world’s most bio-diverse areas. Nearby are great restaurants and exciting adventure activities of all kinds, including a horseback riding and surfing on a world-class surf beach and ziplining is a lush tropical preserve. Wake to the sights and sounds of howler monkeys, sloths, toucans and other indigenous birds — sometimes within feet of the Casa. In the evenings, unwind to spectacular sunsets and be lulled by the gentle sound of ocean waves in the bay.

 

Enjoy this extraordinary vacation home from Saturday through Saturday between May 6 and September 15, 2017, or Summer 2018; dates to be negotiated with owner. Transportation to/from/at the destination and local activity expenses not included.

 

Compliments of Bruce Baird

 

Value: $7,000

LOT 6 – Shrimps on the Barbie (Proceeds to fund LACC Tour Scholarships)

This summer the Young Men’s Ensemble will serve as musical ambassadors of Los Angeles on their two-week tour to Australia and New Zealand. This fall they will regale friends of LACC with a program of their tour repertoire and tales of their adventures “Down Under” at a bloody brilliant Aussie-themed party in the late arvo (afternoon) of Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 4:00 to 7:00PM at the Pasadena home of Jena and Don Liddy. Watch the sun set from around the pool “out back” at the Liddys!

 

Go easy on the brekkie and save your appetite for the arvo’s authentic menu of Shrimps on the Barbie, Meat Pies, Lamington Cakes “Lammies,” other traditional Aussie cuisine (dare we say it… vegemite anyone?! Crikey!), and Australian wines and beers to die for. Other fun Aussie- and Kiwi-inspired activities will round out this casual, afternoon, backyard barbeque. Play a digeridoo! Box a kangaroo?

 

Bring your mate or your sheila, wear ya runners or thongs, get as full as a goog — and Bob’s yer uncle! We’d be stoked to have ya, so come and have a G’day with YME and LACC!

 

$500 per couple