The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra continues the celebration of its fifteenth Anniversary Season, “The Crystal Anniversary Season” with “A Chorus Line-Up – Opera to Broadway” on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at seven thirty p.m. in the orchestra’s beautiful home venue, The Milford Town Hall Grand Ballroom, located at 52 Main Street, Route 16, Downtown Milford.
For this concert, Claflin Hill Founder and Director Paul Surapine and the orchestra join forces with the New World Chorale, (also celebrating its 15th Anniversary Season) under the direction of Holly MacEwen Krafka.
Surapine and Krafka have chosen an array of some of the world’s most beloved, popular and familiar grand opera chorus moments, from great operas of Puccini, Verdi, Wagner, Gilbert and Sullivan and more, and paired with medleys from two of the greatest Broadway shows in history, “Phantom of the Opera” and “Les Miserables.”
Some of the operatic choruses to be performed include Guiseppe Verdi’s “Anvil Chorus” from Aida, and the Hebrew Slave Chorus from Nabucco, and well as the “Pilgrim’s Chorus” from Wagner’s Tannhauser, and the “Bell Chorus” from Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci."
Operatic Solo voices Holly Cameron and Ray Bauwens will also join the orchestra and chorus for solo turns in the “Phantom of the Opera” and each will present a solo aria of Puccini with the orchestra.
Tickets for “A Chorus Line-Up – Opera to Broadway” can be purchased online through the Claflin Hill website at www.claflinhill.org. Ticket prices are $39, and $29 for students and seniors. All tickets are reserved. Group rates for groups of 20 or more are available by calling the office at at 508-478-5924.
The Milford Town Hall is handicapped accessible and is located at 52 Main Street, Downtown Milford, 01757.