Grammy-nominated Trumbull resident performs in ‘Harvest Lights Gala Night’

Parishioners at Christ Church Easton are preparing for their annual fund-raiser, the Harvest Lights Gala Night, featuring live piano music and both silent and live auctions.

Trumbull resident Steve Gaspàr will make his third appearance at this Christ Church fund-raiser. He plans to play several of his own compositions, including Heaven Must-A-Sent You, (which earned him his Grammy nomination) as well as an eclectic mix of classical piano favorites and popular music by David Foster, Billy Joel and Elton John.

The parish welcomes all to an evening when the under-croft and outdoor lawn of the church will be transformed into a star-lit setting, on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 7-10 p.m.; sip a glass of wine or beer and enjoy assorted cheeses, dips and other hors d’oeuvres and desserts while enjoying songwriter Gaspàr’s live piano performance, browse the auction collection of services, jewelry, art and unique packages.

Parishioner Vicki MarkAnthony has worked for months to gather some exciting and varied auction items. “This year, we have many hand-crafted items, vintage collectibles, and services such as snow plowing for the season and private music lessons,” she explained.

“Perhaps our most interesting donation is a dinner at the newly renovated Spinning Wheel (donated by the Spinning Wheel Restaurant, worth $250), with the celebrity couple of ‘LA Law’ fame, Mike Tucker and Jill Eikenberry.

When Christ Church first approached Gaspàr about performing at this fund-raiser, he was happy to agree to help. “I think it’s important for all of us to ‘give back’ and try and enrich the communities in which we live,” he said. “I’ve been blessed in being able to maintain a very nice music career, while enjoying all the benefits that living in Fairfield County provides. When an opportunity like Harvest Lights comes along, it’s a pleasure and a privilege to be able to contribute some of my music to the evening.”

Tickets to Harvest Lights Gala Night are $10 per person (for adults 21 and over only), and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Each ticket includes your first glass of wine, beer, or soda.

Christ Church Easton is located at 59 Church Road, Easton. For more information, visit and click on the Harvest Lights Gala tab or call 203-268-3569.