The Jewish Fellowship of Hemlock Farms will host an evening of song that will explore some of the musical masterpieces conceived for the magical and fanciful tales of princes and princesses.
Vocal Ensemble Aria Code is scheduled for August 18th at 7:30 p.m. at the Fellowship. The Fellowship is located on the corner of Hemlock Farms Road and Forest Drive.
The group will present some remarkable, exciting and fun selections from Opera, Broadway, Art Song and Popular Repertoire, organizers state.
The Ensemble features Catherine Thorpe, soprano and John Daniecki, tenor. Rabbi Johanan Bickhardt, baritone and past Spiritual Leader of the Fellowship, will be a featured guest artist.
Catherine Thorpe, soprano, has been praised by The Washington Post as having “a voice of liquid silver” and The Boston Globe described her as “[a]n accurate and committed musician with a voice that can meet any demand, no matter how extreme, with secure and attractive tone.” Ms. Thorpe’s roles and musical styling’s are as varied as her vocal range: from leading roles with the New York City Opera National Touring Company to featured solos with The Boston Pops and as the “girl singer” with the Sammy Kaye Orchestra, The Providence Journal aptly noted that she has “stage presence and range to spare…”
John Daniecki, tenor, is known globally as a singing actor of the highest caliber. The Washington Post wrote, “John Daniecki has that rarest of all combinations, a good tenor voice and a strong stage presence.” He has appeared with the Metropolitan, New York City, Kennedy Center and virtually every major opera company in the USA and Europe as well as in concert with most major symphonies world-wide including Madrid, Montreal, St. Louis, New Zealand, Cleveland, Toronto, Philadelphia, Detroit, Baltimore, New Jersey, Atlanta, Houston and the Moscow Radio and TV Orchestra.
Aria Code was founded by Catherine Thorpe to present concert, classical and operatic as well as more popular vocal repertoire in a forum that showcases its members who bring vast performing experience to a more intimate setting; one that seeks to invite those that are new to classical music as well as more experienced listeners, and include more popular and familiar selections to round out a spectacular evening of singing.
Tickets for the concert are $18.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door. Tickets are available through the Fellowship office at (570)775-7497.