Singing for Scholarships: LSC-Montgomery's 5th Annual "Night at the Opera," Silent Auction is May 2

Published on: April 10, 2014

Opera performance
LSC-Montgomery’s annual "Night at the Opera" event shows off the talent of its music students while raising much-needed scholarship funds for students. This year’s event is May 2. Pictured above is a scene from a previous college opera event.
The Chamber Singers from LSC-Montgomery will present "A Night at the Opera," the music department's annual scholarship fundraiser, on Friday, May 2, at 7 p.m., in the Mainstage Theatre, located in the college’s Performing Arts Center (Building D).

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

Dr. Mark Marotto, associate professor of music at LSC-Montgomery, will conduct the Chamber Singers and Choir, joined by the LSC-Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, in a program that will include a repertoire of opera scenes and musical performances.  

“It will be a real delight to conclude our season with this opera,” said Marotto. “It allows the students to work on a variety of operatic pieces, each with their own style.”

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.

The silent auction begins at 6 p.m. in the Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery, adjacent to the theatre, followed by the opera performance at 7 p.m., and a food-and-drink intermission.

Sponsors for the silent auction include surrounding businesses, arts organizations, and private artists. The music department is currently accepting donations for the silent auction, especially from local artists and performers seeking to get their name out to the community. Donations can be brought to Fong Chau, program coordinator for theatre/fine arts at LSC-Montgomery. He can be reached at (936) 273-7021 or via email at Fong.T.Chau@LoneStar.edu.

For more information on the event, including ticket sales or sponsorship opportunities, contact Chau 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 one of the fastest-growing community college systems 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, seven 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.