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Musical Feast: A Minor Miracle
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am$65
Asheville is privileged to be home to the Basilica of St. Lawrence, a Roman Catholic Church, designated a Minor Basilica by the Holy See in 1993. To quote from the church’s brochure, “The term Basilica is a special designation given by the Holy Father to certain churches because of their antiquity, dignity, historical importance or significance as a place of worship.”
Basilica designer Rafael Guastavino was engaged by George Vanderbilt to lend his expertise to the construction of the Biltmore House. He stayed in the area and, working with architect Richard Sharp Smith, brought this splendid Spanish Renaissance building to fruition.
To learn all these details and more, take a tour through this magnificent building with Basilica lead docent Diane Wright. This will be a feast for the senses, and a genuine feast as well because, following the tour, you are invited to take a short walk (or drive if you wish) to the home of Ellen and Dave Nutter (address will be provided to attendees via email). Here on this shaded street in Montford, you are invited for lunch on the veranda of their gracious hundred-year-old house. Your hosts have planned a delectable lunch featuring Prosecco, Salad Niçoise and a dessert of flan with strawberries.
Don’t miss this special opportunity to see and learn more about Asheville’s unique landmark while enjoying another special Musical Feast.