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Purchase Tickets OnlineHappy Retreat will host The Charles Washington Chamber Music Society Concert featuring Grammy-nominated lutenist, Ronn McFarlane on Sunday, January 27 at 2pm. Tickets are available online. Ronn McFarlane, Lutenist GRAMMY-nominated lutenist, Ronn McFarlane strives to bring the lute - the most popular instrument of the Renaissance - into today’s musical mainstream and make it accessible to a wider audience. Since taking up the lute... Read more
Purchase Tickets Online The Charles Washington Chamber Music Society presents a Holiday Concert featuring classical guitarist Gary Stewart and friends. The performance is on Sunday, December 16, at 2 pm at Happy Retreat in Charles Town, WV.
A Happy Christmas at Happy Retreat! The Friends of Happy Retreat invite you to a free community holiday Open House at Happy Retreat on Sunday, December 9th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. The Open House, which is free and open to the public, will show Happy Retreat decorated in period holiday finery and will feature holiday cookies, cider, and music for all, including a children's Christmas... Read more
Purchase Tickets Online The Charles Washington Chamber Music Society Presents René Schiffer Bach Cello Suites Nos. 1, 3 and 4 on Sunday, November 4, at 2 pm at Happy Retreat.
Purchase Tickets Online The Charles Washington Chamber Music Society presents Francis Yun, harpsichord performance on Sunday, October 7 at 2 pm at Happy Retreat in Charles Town, WV. Program: The Woods so Wild - William Byrd (c1540–1623) Pavana Bray and Galliard Carman’s Whistle Suite in XX in D major - Johann Jacob Froberger (1616–1667) Allemande “Mediation on My Future Death” Gigue Courante Sarabande Capriccio on the Departure of... Read more
Purchase Tickets Online Please join us on Saturday, September 8, 2018, for the third annual Happy Retreat Craft Beer and Music Festival, held on the historic grounds of Happy Retreat, former home of Charles Town founder Charles Washington, brother of George Washington and certified National Treasure by the National Trust of Historic Preservation. The event will feature music all day from touring bands as well... Read more
Happy Retreat will be hosting it's third book series meeting on Thursday, June 14th at 7pm! The book for discussion will be: “The Planting of New Virginia” by Dr. Warren R. Hofstra, who will attend to lead the discussion. Attendance is free and all are welcome to attend. The Four Seasons Book Store in Shepherdstown has negotiated a special discount price for the book for... Read more
Purchase TicketsConnect on Facebook Ticket Prices: General admission - $30 in advance/$35 at the gate Designated Driver (non-drinking) - $20 Children 12 & under - FREE General Admission ticket holders receive a commemorative tasting glass, free tasting of all wines, great music and access to our food vendors and craft vendors. Designated Driver (non-drinking) ticket holders will listen to the great music and had access... Read more
Tickets Saturday, May 5, 2018 7:30 PM Charles Washington HallSunday, May 6, 2018 2:00 PM Happy Retreat Saturday, May 5, 2018 7:30 PM Charles Washington Hall 106 North George Street Charles Town, WV 25414 Sunday, May 6, 2018 2 PM Happy Retreat 600 Mordington Avenue Charles Town, WV 25414 Program Angela Reynolds Flute  Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Syrinx Luciano Berio (1925-2003) Sequenza Stanley Yates guitar Heitor... Read more
View Program Online Ticket Sales have ended. Tickets are available at the door. The Charles Washington Chamber Music Society will hold its inaugural concert on Sunday afternoon, February 25, at Happy Retreat, Charles Washington’s home in Charles Town. The program will feature works by Mozart, Bach and Debussy as well as lesser known early composers Marin Marias, Fernando Sor and Ferdinando Carulli. The concert has... Read more