Gala for Dwight-Derby House 9/9

From the Friends of the Dwight-Derby House –  have a fun evening while helping our town preserve our 350 year old town treasure –

Let’s Celebrate Medfield!

The Dwight-Derby House will host its 20th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. to celebrate 20 years since the Town of Medfield purchased the house and property. The evening of local food and music promises to be a fun-filled evening with local musicians Tom Duprey, David Hawthorn, and Jeri Bergonzi and her trio, hors d’oeuvres and an elegant buffet dinner served by Basil Restaurant.

The cocktail hour (with cash bar) will feature Duprey and Hawthorn. Duprey has been a resident of Medfield and a music teacher with the Dover-Sherborn Middle School for 19 years. He is a Trumpet professor at Wellesley College, has taught for 25 years and has been a freelance Trumpet player in the Boston area for over 30 years. He is also a founding member of the James Merenda’s Ticklejuice as cornet/accordion.

Tom has performed with well-known musicians such as Dionne Warwick, Johnny Matthis, The Temptations, Tommy Tune and Robert Goulet and the Four Tops. Guitarist David Hawthorn and Tom have shared their sound throughout New England at weddings, churches, restaurants and community events. They are transforming!


Dinner will include a full course meal with bread, salad, roast prime rib, chicken marsala, pasta primavera, vegetables and rice, and will feature Medfield vocalist and pianist Jeri Bergonzi who teaches Jazz Piano at Rivers School Conservatory prep school in Weston. She and her trio perform privately and have been seen locally at the Zullo Gallery and the Dwight-Derby House. She has an enchanting voice that is sure to please.

After-dinner music will be performed jointly by Duprey and Bergonzi. It will be an amazing performance you won’t want to miss! The DDH store will also be open during the event where local items will be available for purchase (cash and checks only).

The Friends of the Dwight-Derby House are currently seeking sponsorship to help defray costs. For more information or to donate, contact President Cheryl O’Malley at

The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, Sept 1. Tickets are available at Needham Bank or by contacting or calling 508-359-4757.

Tickets are $75 each and can be purchased per seat or per table of 10. All proceeds will support the restoration, preservation and maintenance of the Dwight-Derby House.