February 7, 2014
Joseph Holt § [email protected]
Gloria Musicae Presents
A Night at the Opera
March 16, 7 p.m. § First United Methodist Church, Sarasota
The concert will feature favorite choruses from beloved operas, including the “Brindisi” from Verdi’s La Traviata, the “Humming Chorus” from Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, the “Easter Hymn” from Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana and the “Prayer” from Rossini’s Mosè in Egitto.
(Sarasota, FL) Sarasota’s Gloria Musicae Singers celebrates the artistry of opera with “A Night at the Opera,” March 16, 7 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, 104 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota. Tickets are $35 for general admission or $33.50 if purchased online at GloriaMusicae.org. Student tickets are $15 at the door on day of concert. For more information and to purchase tickets by phone, call 941-953-3368.
The concert, under the direction of Dr. Joseph Holt, Gloria Musicae’s artistic director, will feature favorite choruses from beloved operas, including the “Brindisi” from Verdi’s La Traviata, the “Humming Chorus” from Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, the “Easter Hymn” from Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana and the “Prayer”from Rossini’s Mosè in Egitto. These choruses and vocal duets will be performed by guest tenor soloist Adam Bielamowicz and Gloria Musicae soloists, Amy Connours, Esther Dickmann, Johanna Fincher, Samus Haddad, Alicia Howington, James Hyde, Joy Leitner, Robyn Rocklein and Joseph Ryan.
“”The human voice is the backbone of opera,” says Holt. “Through soaring voices, audience members will experience the intense drama of human passion, vanity, love, sadness and folly. And, in honor of the Sarasota Opera’s dedication to the music of Verdi, this 35th anniversary concert will feature many of his favorite choruses.”
About the Gloria Musicae Singers
The Gloria Musicae Singers is a professional vocal ensemble that celebrates choral music through innovative performances. The critically acclaimed group, under the artistic direction of Dr. Joseph Holt, performs a repertoire spanning four centuries, and includes orchestral works, intimate madrigals, church motets, folk songs, close-harmony jazz, and Broadway show music. The ensemble also specializes in premiere performances of lesser-known choral works, particularly music by living American composers. The Gloria Musicae Singers has performed premieres by René Clausen, Dick Hyman, Robert Levin, Gwyneth Walker, and James Grant, along with the premiere of a new edition of a rarely heard score by Rossini. For more information about Gloria Musicae, visit www.gloriamusicae.org.