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Singing for Scholarships: LSC-Montgomery’s 4th Annual Opera Gala, Silent Auction is May 3

The Chamber Singers from Lone Star College-Montgomery will perform their 4th annual Opera Gala on Friday, May 3, at 7 p.m., in the Recital Hall, located in the college’s Music Hall (Building H).

Sponsors are being sought for this event, in which all proceeds and ticket sales go toward the Music Department Scholarship Program to provide financial assistance to talented students who successfully audition into the Chamber Singers, Symphonic Band or Orchestra ensembles.

LSC-Montgomery’s annual Opera Gala shows off the talent of its music students while raising much-needed scholarship funds for students. This year’s event is May 3. Pictured above are scenes from last year’s event.

Dr. Mark Marotto, associate professor of music at LSC-Montgomery, will conduct the Chamber Singers, joined by local professional singers and Divisi Strings, in a production of Cabildo by composer Amy Beach.

Cabildo is a one-act opera written in 1932 that makes use of folksong and Creole tunes, highlighting the character and essences of the culture of New Orleans. It was Beach’s only opera.

This performance will be a conclusive element to the Chamber Singers’ spring concert tour in New Orleans, where students had the opportunity to visit the Cabildo. The Cabildo housed the colonial government back in 1795 and is now a historic landmark and museum.

“It will be a real delight to conclude our season with this opera,” said Marotto. “It allows the students to delve into a unique musical style and experience a culture that is as rich as New Orleans.”

The opera and silent auction is a major fundraising event for the music department at LSC-Montgomery. The talented singers performing in the opera are all scholarship recipients, and it is with the continued support of gracious donors that the music department can offer these students this opportunity.

Sponsors for the silent auction include surrounding businesses, arts organizations, and private artists.

For more information on the event, including ticket sales or sponsorship opportunities, contact Fong Chau, program coordinator for theatre/fine arts at LSC-Montgomery, at (936) 273-7021 or Fong.T.Chau@LoneStar.edu; 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.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.