After recently restoring and renovating a 230-year-old Quaker barn at Shiloh Manor Farm to serve as a wedding and events space, the owners of the Purcellville farm have planned a classical concert series which will kick off July 24.
“We are so excited about this series," said Nick Donnangelo, who, along with his wife Cathy Wanamaker, owns Shiloh Manor Farm.
"This is a longtime dream come true for us,” he said. “We will be hosting nationally and internationally renowned world-class musicians.”
The inaugural Wheatland Concert Series event has a summer theme, and includes a string quartet of musicians from the National Symphony — Dan Zhang, Jie Hyue Kim, Alán Saúl Saucedo Estrada and Marjory Serrano — who will play music by Handel, Mozart, Boyce and Pachelbel.
Donnangelo said his hope is to provide a culturally enriching experience of chamber music and a greater understanding of how music connects people.
At the intermission, Chef Erik Foxx will cater an “elegant patisserie platter,” for guests to enjoy, he said.
“The patisserie will be paired with local dessert wines. We are really looking forward to it,” he said.
Future concerts are in the works for the fall and winter seasons. Donnangelo says he believes there is a need for more classical music recitals in the area.
Since opening this spring, Shiloh Manor Farm has hosted Loudoun Chamber of Commerce events and meetings, and anniversary and birthday celebrations.
For more information and tickets, visit shiloh-manor.com. Shiloh Manor Farm is located at 14781 Berlin Turnpike in Purcellville.