Grand Opera Spectacular
Sunday, May 31st 3:00 pm
Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield
Berkshire Lyric presents A
Grand Opera Spectacular on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at the Colonial Theatre.
The 3 p.m. concert will take place at the historic theater in downtown
Pittsfield. The 80 voice Berkshire Lyric Chorus will be joined by a solo
quartet of internationally renowned Metropolitan Opera artists: soprano Maureen
O’Flynn, mezzo-soprano Marjorie Dix, tenor Raul Melo and bass John Cheek. The
concert will include well-loved solos, ensembles and choruses form Verdi,
Puccini, Mozart, Bizet, Wagner and other great composers of opera.
This is Berkshire Lyric’s annual Masterworks Concert which has been presented the last few years at Tanglewood’s Seiji Ozawa Hall. This first concert at the Colonial Theatre celebrates Berkshire Lyric Theatre’s roots in 1963 as a presenter of opera and musical theatre. The concert will be conducted by Lyric’s artistic director Jack Brown and accompanied by Joe Rose and Noah Palmer.
Tickets are available from the Colonial Theatre box office at 111 South Street or at (413) 997-4444.
Berkshire Lyric 2014-2015 Season: Music From the Heart
Berkshire Lyric Chorus, Blafield Children’s Chorus, The Berkshire Singers, Ubi Caritas
Jack Brown, Artistic Director
Joe Rose, Accompanist
Annual Young Singers Concert
May 3, 2015, Sunday at 3:00
Blafield Children’s Chorus and 2015 Vocal Competition Winners
First Congregational Church, Stockbridge
Masterworks Concert: A Grand Opera Spectacular
May 31, 2015, Sunday at 3:00
with Maureen O’Flynn, Marjorie Dix, Raul Melo, John Cheek
The Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield
Wondrous Love: Sacred A Cappella Music across the Centuries
August 2, 2015, 3 concerts at 3 churches in one afternoon
Ubi Caritas’ annual benefit concerts for Berkshire food pantries
Is more than just a chorus – it is a community of choral groups for adults, teens and children with the common goal of learning and mastering the art of choral music
Supports a wide range of music education projects in the Berkshires including our annual Young Musicians Scholarship, Berkshire Lyric Choral Scholars and "Adopt a High School" programs
Offers tuition-free musical opportunities to children and teens through our professionally led Blafield Children's Chorus, Berkshire Teen Singers and free children's summer choral camp
Has been a fixture on the musical landscape of the Berkshires since 1963.
Berkshire Lyric is a non-profit, federally tax exempt charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council awarded by the following local cultural councils: Pittsfield, Windsor, Washington and Stockbridge.