RVCC Chorale to Present Spring Concert

The Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) Chorale will present its spring concert on Saturday, May 2, at 8 p.m. The performance will be held in the Welpe Theatre at the College’s Branchburg Campus.

The evening will feature a concert performance of the opera Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell (1659-1695). This short opera, alternately comic and tragic in tone, is based on Book IV of Vergil’s Aeneid and is generally regarded as Purcell’s masterpiece. The performance will star current RVCC students Madeleine Evarts, Anna Rivero and Tom Fellin, as well as recent RVCC graduate Melissa Donlay.

The RVCC Chorale is composed of RVCC students and alumni, as well as members of the community. The group includes sopranos Melissa Donlay, Madeleine Evarts, Melissa Pampani, Jennifer Passarello, Jane Peppard, Anna Rivero, and Amy Wechsler; altos Deborah Allen, Catherine Dayton, Ruth Dilley, Jennifer Kapoian and Jane Sausanavage; tenors Dante Colon, Christopher Piel, Gustavo Sanchez Ochoa, and Adam Witkowski; and basses Tom Fellin, Jesse Gerbasi, David Hauck, and Tom Sepesi. The chorale’s accompanist is Timothy Brown.

Tickets, at $12 for general admission, $8 for students and seniors, may be purchased at the RVCC Theatre box office. For information, call 908-725-3420.

The RVCC Theatre offers a RVCC Family Discount (students, faculty and staff) for 50% off on up to four tickets per performance. The discount can be bought with a RVCC ID at the box office or through the Lion’s Den. This discount applies to all shows presented by RVCCArts (rvccarts.org) except those presented at noon for $10.

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