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4th Annual Opera, Silent Auction for Scholarships on May 3

The Chamber Singers from Lone Star College-Montgomery will perform the 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).

All proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction go toward the Music Department Scholarship Program, which provides financial assistance to talented students who successfully audition into the Chamber Singers, Symphonic Band or Orchestra ensembles.

Students rehearse the opening scene from Cabildo, the one-act opera they will perform at the upcoming Opera Gala May 3. The event, which includes a silent auction, raises funds for scholarships for music students.

The evening begins with a silent auction held in the lobby of the Recital Hall. Guest can bid on various items, such as tickets to Houston’s premiere performing arts venues, including Alley Theatre, Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS), and Houston Ballet; one-of-a-kind art pieces from the art professors at LSC-Montgomery; and other wonderful items.

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

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.

Tickets are $15 for general admission; or $10 for faculty, staff, and students. To purchase tickets, visit www.LoneStar.edu/music-Montgomery . Tickets can also be purchased before the event at the box office located at the entrance of Performing Arts Center (Building D). The box office will open at 6 p.m. that evening.

For more information about the music department at LSC-Montgomery, contact Fong Chau, program coordinator for theatre/fine arts, at (936) 273-7021, or Fong.T.Chau@LoneStar.edu.

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.