“Opera Goes to Church: Sacred Music by Opera Composers”

Church of the Assumption

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In a Nutshell

Opera composers including Wagner, Puccini, Verdi, and Bizet step out of their comfort zones to write arias for the church

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires May 15, 2015. Limit 5 per person. Redeem starting 5/15/15 for a ticket at venue. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Church of the Assumption. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects Genesee Valley Orchestra and Chorus's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. For ADA seating, call venue promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $10 for one ticket to Genesee Valley Orchestra and Chorus’s Opera Goes to Church: Sacred Music by Opera Composers (up to $15 value)
  • When: Friday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Church of the Assumption
  • Seating: general admission
  • Door time: 7 p.m.
  • Full offer value includes ticketing fees

The Program

  • The Theme: an exploration of renowned composers who adapted operatic arias and choruses to devotional music
  • The Composers: Wagner, Rossini, Puccini, Verdi, Bizet, and more
  • The Challenge: differentiating between the works written for religious purposes and those written for secular audiences

Genesee Valley Orchestra and Chorus

It all started with a celebration 200 years in the making. In 1976, Diocesan Festival Chorus conductor Virginia Hogan was asked to prepare a concert dedicated to the nation's Bicentennial. Once she began looking, she found talent all around her, and from the community, she amassed a chorus of 40 voices to ring out in celebration of the nation's founding.

Later that year, a small orchestra joined forces with the group for a traditional performance of Handel's Messiah, and the ensemble that would become Genesee Valley Orchestra and Chorus was officially born. Their ranks soon swelled to more than 100 singing members and one quiet one who's allowed to just wave a stick around. Simultaneously, their repertoire expanded. It now includes not just hymns and oratorios but also spirituals, show tunes, and traditional folk songs.

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