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Festival Chorale Oregon performs Puccini’s “Messa di Gloria” on March 5th in #SalemOR

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A gloriously operatic mass presented by choir with full orchestra.

March 5, 2017 starting at 4:00 PM

Elsinore Theatre

Festival Chorale Oregon has fond memories of this piece. We performed it in 1999 at our first concert in Carnegie Hall, under Dr. Holmquist’s direction, where it received an extraordinarily enthusiastic reception by an opera-loving New York audience.

Composed at the age of 18 by Puccini as his graduation thesis from the Institute Musicale of Lucca Italy, it was set aside for many years as he focused his major operatic works such as “La Boheme”, “Tosca”, and “Madama Butterfly”. Actually, the “Messa” is so operatic in nature that with a change of lyrics and addition of a plot, it could easily be seen onstage!

Festival Chorale Oregon will be joined by tenor Les Green and bass/baritone Robb Harrison, and supported by a full orchestra.

Festival Chorale Oregon is a chorus of professional and amateur singers presenting a wide variety of classical and popular music.

Festival Chorale Oregon is honored to have been performing under the direction of our founding director, Dr. Solveig Holmquist, for over 35 seasons.

Formed in 1979 with eight members in Stayton, the Chorale has grown to an ensemble of 100 singers from the Mid-Willamette Valley.

Doors open at 3:00 PM

For more information, including how to purchase tickets…

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