Monday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m.

The Michigan Opera Theatre Children’s Chorus presents its fifth-annual A Winter Fantasy holiday concert and fundraiser on the main stage of the Detroit Opera House on Monday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m. Most recently seen in the MOT production of Carmina Burana, the choir is a must-see for children who love music, and a perfect opportunity for the whole family to enjoy a cultural experience at one of Detroit’s historical gems.

MOTCCThe MOTCC is a permanent ensemble of Michigan Opera Theatre, and appears with the company in main-stage productions as well as its own performances. “I’ve had so many opportunities because of MOTCC,” said chorister Emily Crombez (15). “You get to really experience the different things you can do as a musical artist.” Alex Capeneka (14) added, “The commitment for the choristers is quite rigorous, but the rewards are great.”

The concert features a variety of music, including holiday favorites; excerpts from Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta H.M.S. Pinafore, which the choir performs in spring; and pieces by Bach, Gounod, Whitacre and more. A silent auction and raffle begin at 6 p.m., with proceeds benefitting the chorus. The auction features numerous sought-after items, including a luxury suite at Comerica Park and box seats to Wicked at the Detroit Opera House.

Tickets are $28 for adults, $15 for ages 16 and under, and free for children 4 and under. Tickets include strolling hors d’oeuvres and dessert, and may be purchased in advance atwww.ticketderby.com, or by contacting
Chorus Administrator Megan Warzecha
at (248) 914-1966or mwarzecha@motopera.org.
Tickets will also be available at the door.

The Michigan Opera Theatre Children’s Chorus

The mission of the Michigan Opera Theatre Children’s Chorus is to provide exceptional choral music and theatrical performance instruction in a professional environment to young people. Offering a curriculum that embraces diverse cultures and traditions and a rich and extensive range of musical genres, the program seeks to instill personal and artistic excellence in its students. Led by Michigan Opera Theatre Chorus Master Suzanne Mallare Acton and Children’s Chorus Assistant Director and Conductor Dianna Hochella, this permanent children’s choir is the first of its kind for Detroit-area children. Accepting children ages 10-16 by audition, the choir performs as a separate ensemble and with international opera stars in Michigan Opera Theatre productions. For more information and upcoming performances, visit www.motcc.org.

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