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SAVANNAH, GA – August 13, 2019 – After 34 events and a dozen outreaches over 22 days, featuring 135 artists from 12 countries, the Savannah VOICE Festival is slated to wrap up its successful seventh season.  Themed “Heaven and Earth,” the 2019 Festival will return to earth with its finale concert and with Festival Gala Dinner” at 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Plantation Club at the Landings, located at 1 Cottonwood Lane.

“We’re delighted to be returning to Skidaway Island for this special wrap-up evening, as we offer our farewell to Festival artists and announce the exciting line-up of our 2020 Savannah Opera season,” Co-founder and Executive Director Maria Zouves says. “In keeping with our 2019 season’s theme—this evening’s music and sumptuous Italian dinner will be Heaven on Earth!”

Hosted by SVF and VOICExperience co-founders, Sherrill Milnes and Maria Zouves, along with special guest, WTOC’s Tim Guidera, the Gala will begin with a cocktail reception, followed by the season’s final concert, featuring Festival artists, SVF Composer-in-Residence, Michael Ching, and pianists Howard Watkins and Matt Marco. Dinner will follow the concert and this evening will include the much-anticipated announcement of the Savannah Opera’s 2020 Season. This event is kindly sponsored by Barry and Naomi Cohen.

“If you don’t want to miss the final, triumphant note of this remarkable season with heavenly selections from opera, musical theatre and song, don’t miss this fantastic Gala event!” says legendary baritone, Sherrill Milnes.

Tickets to the Gala are $125 and include the reception, dinner and concert.

To join the VOICE Society, buy tickets for the 2019 Savannah VOICE Festival or for more information about the Savannah VOICE Festival, visit, email info@savannahvoicefestival.orgor call 855.76.OPERA.

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Savannah VOICE Festival is a 501(c) 3 tax exempt nonprofit arts organization in the state of Georgia. The Festival brings classical vocal excellence to the Savannah area through a two-week celebration of concerts, events and educational presentations during the month of August and throughout the year. Focusing on arts awareness and audience development in the performing arts, it offers music from opera, musical theatre and popular song. Donations are tax-deductible.

VOICExperience Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to pass on the traditions of great singing and develop new audiences for opera. Under the umbrella of The Sherrill Milnes VOICE Programs, VOICExperience continues its dedication to the quality, integrity and perpetuation of the vocal arts through life-changing intensives, performances, and community-enriching outreach events in New York, Georgia (with its sister organization, the Savannah VOICE Festival), Florida and Illinois. For more information, please visit

The Savannah VOICE Festival is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly. GCA is a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. 

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