Peggy Gandy: Social Scene: June 15

Canterbury's Anniversary, Allied Arts Reception, Thank You Party, Reunion
By Peggy Gandy pgandy@opubco.com Published: June 15, 2014
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WITH FLAIR

Event: Glamour, Glitz, Gatsby.

What: Canterbury Choral Society’s 45th Anniversary.

Where: Skirvin Hilton Hotel.

Details: Guests flaunting decadent attire from the flapper era, drank a specialty drink (The Gatsby), dispensed from an ice sculpture, and nibbled on glittery chocolate bon bons. Dinner, silent and live auctions, entertainment by the Dallas-based Time Machine, and a performance by the children of Canterbury Youth Choruses, also were on the evening’s agenda.

Committee members: Joe Phillips, Lisa Love, Cindi Shelby, Cynthia Archiniaco, Nina Shaded, David Stinson, Newt Brown, Randy Clayton, Julie Oseland and Robert Lintner.

To benefit: Canterbury Choral Society.

OVERREACHED

Event: Allied Arts Celebration Reception and Community Thank You Concert.

Where: Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall and Bicentennial Park.

What: About 175 Circle Club and Catalyst members, campaign volunteers and member agency representatives attended the reception prior to the concert, and were acknowledged for their contributions. More than 600 people attended the free Community Thank You Concert that ran in conjunction with the Arts Council of Oklahoma City’s Twilight Concert Series, presented by Devon.

Need to know: Allied Arts celebrated a record-breaking fundraising year, surpassing its goal of $3.2 million to raise $3,510,498 this year to support nonprofit arts organizations throughout central Oklahoma. The campaign was co-chaired by Judy Love and Mike Turpen.