Opera Raises Music Scholarships for Students

Published on: May 17, 2011




The Chamber Singers, a student vocal ensemble at Lone Star College-Montgomery, recently performed Handel's Acis and Galatea for the college’s 2nd annual opera gala and silent auction, raising more than $2,000 for music scholarships for LSC-Montgomery students.
 
The opera was performed in LSC-Montgomery’s brand new music recital hall with almost a full house.

"We are so excited about the success of our opera and silent auction,” said Dominick DiOrio, assistant professor of music at LSC-Montgomery and conductor of the opera. “This could not have been done without the support of our community and sponsors.”
 
The concert featured Kerry Jennings, a tenor and director of opera at Lamar University; Elizabeth Borik, a soprano and instructor of voice at LSC-Montgomery; and Michael Walsh, a baritone and adjunct instructor of voice at LSC-Montgomery. The opera also featured Daryl Robinson on the harpsichord and Divisi Strings, who provided instrumentalists.
 
Sponsors for the silent auction included BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse; Chuy’s; Oasis Club & Spa for Women; R.N. Wakefield & Company; and local artists and LSC-Montgomery instructors Deborah Ellington and Robby Wood.
 
The annual opera and silent auction is a major fundraising event for the music department at LSC-Montgomery. All proceeds go toward the Music Department Scholarship Program, which seeks to provide financial assistance to students who successfully audition into the college’s Chamber Singers or Symphonic Band ensembles.
 
The talented student singers performing in the opera were all scholarship recipients.

For more information about the music department at LSC-Montgomery, contact Denise Meyers at 936.273.7021; or visit www.LoneStar.edu/music-Montgomery.
 
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
 
With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for fall 2010, and a total enrollment of more than 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit http://www.lonestar.edu/.