Friday, December 9, 2011

Diamond Street Opera Company - Holiday Program!


Hudson’s own opera company, Diamond Opera Theater, in association with Hudson Opera House, will present Holiday music, both classical and modern, on Saturday, December 10, at 5:00p.m. at Christ Church Episcopal. Artistic Director Mary Deyerle Hack has assembled an all-star cast of singers and instrumentalists to celebrate the season in style.

Mary, a mezzo-soprano, will be joined by two sopranos, April Fisher and Allison Sniffin, for Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols in its original setting with harp accompaniment, followed by solos, duets and trios featuring different combinations of singers and instruments. Cynthia Powell, who has been featured in several of Diamond Opera’s Art of Song programs at Hudson Opera House, is musical director and pianist for the group. In Manhattan, Cynthia is conductor of both the Stonewall Chorale and Melodia Women’s Choir.

The harpist will be Rita Costanzi. Soprano April Fisher will perform in pieces by composers from Bach to Max Reger. Triple-threat musician Allison Sniffin (a composer and instrumentalist as well as a singer) has also performed with Diamond Opera and may play the viola or piano with some of the songs. The program will end with a Columbia County-specific carol, never heard before!

The concert is a benefit for Diamond Opera Theater. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and Under, payable at the door. A reception to meet the artists will follow in the Parish Hall.

Saturday, December 10, at 5:00 p.m.
Christ Church Episcopal, Courthouse Square at Union Street
$10 adults, $5 children
For information, Christ Church office, (518)828-1329 or Hudson Opera House, (518) 822-1438

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