Vocal Alert Events

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Danielle Di Stefano, soprano

Buffalo & WNY Vocal Alert PR Coordinator

716-992-9264 [email protected]

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CONCERTS & PRODUCTIONS:

*New Addition!*

Want to see what Buffalo's choruses are up to? Visit our talented friends, the Greater Buffalo Friends of Music, at their website here for a calendar of choral concert/events.

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Opera Crosswords – Howard Henry, frequent supernumerary for Buffalo Opera Unlimited, has created a book of 26 opera-themed crosswords for sale on consignment. Please contact him at [email protected] for details.

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Check out the amazing events our friends are planning in Rochester and beyond, with The Opera Guild of Rochester’s October edition of Viva Voce: https://online.fliphtml5.com/lizhj/cgvx/#p=1

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WHEN: Sunday, October 24, 2021 3:00 PM

WHAT: For everyone’s health and safety, the EHJ Fund has chosen to recognize Celebrate Opera Day this year with a Zoom presentation. We hope you join us and take the opportunity to share your thoughts and suggestions for our concerts and continued work in the community and enjoy our “Going Forward” presentation.

You are Cordially Invited. Join Our Zoom Meeting!


HOW: Here is the link to Zoom; if you do not have Zoom, please download it on your preferred device. www.zoom.us

On the top right toolbar, click on 'Join a Meeting.'

Enter the Meeting ID: 995 505 4846

Here is the Meeting Passcode, if requested: 274275


All attendees will be muted until the end of the presentation and we will open up the microphones for the questions and answers afterwards. There is a chat button at the bottom of the screen if you have a comment during our Zoom.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9955054846?pwd=ajh4MW9jR2ZTN2R2TmEwazY4a0xadz09

Meeting ID: 995 505 4846

Passcode: 274275


We look forward to seeing you on Zoom!

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WHEN: Saturday, October 23, 7:30 PM; Sunday, October 24, 4:00 PM

WHAT: Vocális Chamber Choir presents 'Vocális 20 Year Retrospective'

In the opening concert of its 20th anniversary season, Vocális presents music that spans our 20 year concert history. From our inaugural performance to the present, the choir revisits some of our most beloved pieces, including many audience favorites. Join us, as we look back and remember.

WHERE:

Oct. 23 Venue:

Hamburg United Methodist Church

116 Union Street, Hamburg, NY

Oct. 24 Venue:

Westminster Presbyterian Church

724 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY

HOW: Individual Concert Tickets: $15 Adult | $10 Student. Tickets are sold at the door one hour before the concert begins or in advance at vocalischamberchoir.org .

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WHEN: Saturday, October 30, 10:30 AM

WHAT: OperaBuffs of WNY’s Inside Opera Lecture Series presents their 2021 Opera Week Feature “Singing in Masks: from the Pandemic Ridiculous to the Operatic Sublime,” Lecture-recital by Suzanne Fatta

WHERE: Tacoma Performing Arts Center, 351 Tacoma Avenue Buffalo, NY

HOW: All lectures are FREE of charge, FREE parking. Mobility-challenged accessible

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WHEN: Tuesday, November 2, 7:30 PM

WHAT: The Buffalo State Chorale will perform under the direction of John Fleischman. The Buffalo State Chamber Choir will perform under the direction of Dr. Victoria Furby. 

WHERE: Performing Arts Center, 210 Rockwell Hall, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY

HOW: The concert is free and open. Everyone is welcome to attend.

https://buffalostatepac.org/calendar/all-events

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WHEN: Saturday, November 13, 10:30 AM

WHAT: OperaBuffs of WNY’s Inside Opera Lecture Series presents “Bizet's Carmen - Buffalo Opera Unlimited's new production.” Introduced by Tim Kennedy and BOU cast members.

WHERE: Tacoma Performing Arts Center, 351 Tacoma Avenue Buffalo, NY

HOW: All lectures are FREE of charge, FREE parking. Mobility-challenged accessible

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WHEN: Sunday, November 28, 7:30 PM; Sunday, December 5, 2:30 PM

WHAT: The BPC Presents Handel's Messiah. We are excited to return to Our Lady of Victory Basilica and St. Mary's Swormville for our annual performances of Handel's Messiah!

WHERE: 

November 28 Venue: Our Lady of Victory Basilica, 767 Ridge Rd, Buffalo, NY 

December 5 Venue: St. Mary's Swormville, 6919 Transit Rd, East Amherst, NY

HOW: https://bpchorus.org/concerts/current-season 

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WHEN: Friday, December 3,  7:30 PM; Sunday, December 5, 2:30 PM

WHAT: Buffalo Opera Unlimited presents Georges Bizet's Carmen. Bizet’s Carmen, premiered in 1875, is one of the world’s most loved operas. It is set in Seville and is filled with exciting and romantic music (The Flower Song and Toreador Song among the most popular). Carmen is a gypsy “femme fatale”, enticing Don Jose, a sergeant, to let her escape jail and join her smuggling ring. Carmen soon falls out of love with him and is then attracted to Escamillo, the bullfighter. Emotions run high, and lead to the inevitable tragic end. The opera will be sung in French, with English surtitles.

WHERE: Performing Arts Center, 210 Rockwell Hall, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY

HOWhttps://buffalostatepac.org/calendar/all-events/event:carmen/

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WHEN: Friday, December 3, 8:00 PM; Saturday, December 4, 7:30 PM

WHAT: A VOCÁLIS CHRISTMAS

After a pandemic break, a Vocális tradition continues! We cannot wait to return to the glorious acoustics of S.S. Peter and Paul and the Karpeles Manuscript Museum to celebrate the season. Relax to the sweet sounds of an intimate choral Christmas.

WHERE:

Dec. 3 Venue

S.S. Peter and Paul Church

5480 Main Street, Williamsville, NY


Dec. 4 Venue

Karpeles Manuscript Museum

220 North Street, Buffalo, NY

(at Elmwood Ave.)

HOW: Individual Concert Tickets: $15 Adult | $10 Student. Tickets are sold at the door one hour before the concert begins or in advance at vocalischamberchoir.org.

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WHEN: Saturday, January 22, 2022 10:30 AM

WHAT: OperaBuffs of WNY’s Inside Opera Series presents “Lakmé, Madama Butterfly, and their French Orientalist Ancestors,” presented by Michael Harris.

WHERE: Tacoma Performing Arts Center, 351 Tacoma Avenue Buffalo, NY

HOW: All lectures are FREE of charge, FREE parking. Mobility-challenged accessible

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WHEN: January 22, 2022, 7:30 PM;  January 23, 2022, 2:30 PM

WHAT: Mozart’s The Magic Flute

Your BPO and the SUNY Fredonia Hillman Opera program join to celebrate Mozart’s birthday with his

beautiful fairy tale in a semi-staged performance of the cherished, lighthearted masterpiece. Including

the instantly-recognizable “The Queen of the Night” aria, this special 2-hour production will be sung in

English for opera fanatics and newcomers alike to enjoy.

WHERE: Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY

HOW: www.bpo.org 

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WHEN: Saturday, February 12, 2022 10:30 AM

WHAT: OperaBuffs of WNY’s Inside Opera Series presents “Festival of the 12ths!” with Frank Scinta Part 1. Two tragic heroines: Puccini's Tosca.

WHERE: Tacoma Performing Arts Center, 351 Tacoma Avenue Buffalo, NY

HOW: All lectures are FREE of charge, FREE parking. Mobility-challenged accessible

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WHEN: Saturday, March 12, 2022 10:30 AM.

WHAT: OperaBuffs of WNY’s Inside Opera Series presents “Festival of the 12ths!” with Frank Scinta Part 2. Two tragic heroines: Verdi’s La Traviata.

WHERE: Tacoma Performing Arts Center, 351 Tacoma Avenue Buffalo, NY

HOW: All lectures are FREE of charge, FREE parking. Mobility-challenged accessible

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WHEN: Saturday, March 26, 7:30 PM; Sunday, March 27, 4:00 PM

WHAT: Vocális Chamber Choir presents: SONGS FOR THE SOUL 

The connection between music and the soul has long been observed. Come and be inspired, as we sing for each other. Let your troubles go as we perform choral works that seek healing and speak optimistically to what unites us.

WHERE: 

March 26 Venue:

Seneca 500 Atrium, 3rd Floor

500 Seneca St., Buffalo, NY

March 27 Venue:

St. Joseph University Church

3269 Main St., Buffalo, NY

HOW: Individual Concert Tickets: $15 Adult | $10 Student. Tickets are sold at the door one hour before the concert begins or in advance at vocalischamberchoir.org.

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WHEN: Saturday, April 9, 2022 10:30 AM

WHAT: OperaBuffs of WNY’s Inside Opera Lecture Series presents “Thumping Boors in Opera,” presented by William Rich.

WHERE: Tacoma Performing Arts Center, 351 Tacoma Avenue Buffalo, NY

HOW: All lectures are FREE of charge, FREE parking. Mobility-challenged accessible

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WHEN: Saturday, May 7, 2022 10:30 AM

WHAT: OperaBuffs of WNY’s Inside Opera Lecture Series presents “The Beauty of Holiness, the Holiness of Beauty in Szymanowski's Kröl Roger,” presented by Jacqueline Ornsby.

WHERE: Tacoma Performing Arts Center, 351 Tacoma Avenue Buffalo, NY

HOW: All lectures are FREE of charge, FREE parking. Mobility-challenged accessible

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Mark your calendars… Here’s a sneak peak of what local opera 2021-2022 has to offer!


Canadian Opera Company (COC)

Magnificent new productions, world premieres and international stars are only part of the magic the Canadian Opera Company has to offer this season.

For more information, visit this link.

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Eastman Opera Theater

Click the link to see their full listing of events.

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Fredonia School of Music

As a former student of SUNY Fredonia, I can personally attest to the numerous, phenomenal concerts, lectures, productions and events they have every week… all of them either free or minimal cost.

To view their calendar, visit here.

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Glimmerglass Opera Festival

Visit www.glimmerglass.org for more information

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Nickel City Opera

One of Buffalo’s premier opera companies, NCO has exciting things planned for the Queen City.

To view their upcoming events, visit this link.

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Syracuse Opera

Click here for more information.

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Due to the ongoing health crisis, the Metropolitan Opera has canceled the remainder of the 2020-2021 Season. However, the Met has fabulous productions on demand, for viewing in the comfort of your home! Link