Music on the Hill welcomes all for an evening of food and drink, song and swag, as part of its annual auction fundraiser being held on Friday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. at the WEPCO Parish Hall (48 New Canaan Rd.).

The Soirée begins with appetizers, wine and cocktails, and a silent auction, followed by a live auction, dessert, and songs sung together. On the auction block:  one-of-a-kind handcrafted pieces as well as distinctive experiences, including guided tours, a tech tutorial, theater and concert tickets, even handbell ringers for a holiday party.

“Soirée Under the Stars” raises funds for a full fall season of music–an October Handbell Workshop for beginning and experienced ringers; fall concerts by the Festival Chorus and Chamber Chorus; and a traditional Christmas concert of the Jubilate Ringers handbell choir with Festival Chorus. New this year:  “Songs with Santa,” featuring singers, ringers, and a very special guest–bring the kids!

Tickets for “Soirée Under the Stars” are $45 or two for $80. Discounted bundles of six tickets are $225. Tickets may be purchased online. For more information or to answer any questions, contact Music on the Hill via e-mail or by phone at 203.529.3133.

Music on the Hill, based in Wilton, is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to high-quality music education and performance for all ages. Visit their website for fall schedule details and to subscribe to the mailing list.