Romanza wraps up concert series on Jan. 27, Feb. 3


Romanza St. Augustine and its inaugural Collage Concert Series in St. Augustine will complete this year’s schedule with musical performances in early 2024. As a prelude to the Romanza Festivale of Music and the Arts beginning in May, the series features a variety of professional performers scheduled for diverse audiences.

According to show producers and coordinators Kathleen Vande Berg and Glo MacDonald, the On Point A Cappella Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27. On Point is a captivating barbershop quartet that began in Jacksonville under the guidance of Timothy Workman. Since 2016, the quartet has taken their harmonious talents to stages across the United States.

The quartet earned recognition for their exceptional vocal blends and versatile repertoire. From classic barbershop melodies to modern a cappella arrangements, the quartet consistently delivers memorable performances which bridge the past and present.

Also, “Classically Black: Piano Compositions by Composers of African-American Descent” will commemorate Black History Month at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3. The concert and talk presented by Richard Alston includes his performance as a masterful pianist and recitalist. A graduate of the Juilliard School of Music with both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, Alston has performance credits ranging from recitals to guest soloist with orchestras, along with live opera and recordings. He is a sought-after instructor in the northeastern U.S.

Romanza’s Collage Concerts will be held at The Waterworks, 184 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. Ticket price for each show is $20 per person available at

The Collage Concert Series began in October with the Jonathan Dotson Concert, and his virtuoso classical guitar music, and continued with Yael “ZaZa Flamenca” portraying Edith Piaf in music and the spoken word in November. The nearly sold-out concerts served as a testament to the support from local residents, visitors, families and friends.

From May 3 until May 19, the annual Romanza Festivale will include numerous events and exhibits by dozens of independent nonprofit organizations and talent. Daily concerts, plays, dance showcases, art exhibits, opera, wine events and more will be featured.

Romanza Festivale is the only local event that showcases the arts, culture and heritage. It is an annual collaboration by dozens of organizations and businesses in St. Augustine. Many events are free of charge and open to the public.

For general information, schedules and locations, go to

Romanza St. Augustine also produces the St. Augustine Celtic Festival, the St. Patrick Parade and Romanza Festivale of Music and the Arts. The productions feature renowned talent from music, dance, visual arts, theater and the spoken word, among others.

Romanza Festivale is funded in part by the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council, and by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

For more information, contact Kathleen Vande Berg at 904-788-2444 or email and