Opera-Lytes is pleased to announce a December performance of “Sounds of the Season”, a concert of sacred and secular Christmas music. The performance will take place on Sunday, December 4th at Corpus Christi Church, 199 Clark St. in Buffalo, beginning at 2pm. All are welcome to attend. There is no admission charge, but a free will donation is appreciated.
Opera-Lytes, a theatre company based in Amherst, NY, has been in existence for 17 years. The group specializes in performing Gilbert and Sullivan operettas and “classic” Broadway musicals. In addition to this, the group also performs two to three choral concerts each season. Opera-Lytes is the only theatre company in the area that performs Gilbert and Sullivan on an annual basis, presenting fully staged productions with orchestral accompaniment. The group has performed in such area venues as the Lancaster Opera House, Ujima TheatreLoft, the Alleyway Theatre, and the Riviera Theatre.
“Sounds of the Season” will feature soloists and chorus in a concert presentation of Amahl and the Night Visitors, a one act opera by composer Gian Carlo Menotti .This heartwarming Christmas opera tells the story of Amahl, a poor shepherd boy, who with his Mother encounters the three Kings on their journey to meet the Holy Child. The second half of the program will include a choral presentation of sacred and secular Christmas favorites. Selections will include “The First Noel”, “Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day”, “Deck the Hall”, and a medley of holiday songs by American composer Irving Berlin, and more. There will also be an audience carol sing along at each performance.
Opera-Lytes “Sounds of the Season” will be music directed by Paul Waara, joined by guest conductor Jill Neuhaus, and accompanied by James Welch. For further information about this holiday performance, please contact Corpus Christi Church at 896-1050. Information can also be found on Opera-Lytes website, www.operalytes.com.