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Opera & Broadway Performers Unite for Ronald McDonald House Benefit

SING FOR HOPE and OPERA FOR HUMANITY present internationally known Opera and Broadway performers in a concert to benefit The Ronald McDonald House New York, on Tuesday April 26, 2011 at 7:30pm, at The Liederkranz Club, 6 East 87th St, New York, NY.

Internationally known Opera and Broadway performers unite in a special event to benefit the Ronald McDonald House New York, titled "We Sing for Hope, Joy, Love and Laughter" on Tuesday April 26, 2011, at 7:30pm, at The Liederkranz Club, 6 E. 87th St., New York City. Tickets are $50 each and may be purchased by calling 646-981-5168. One hundred percent of ticket sales and any additional donations will go directly to The Ronald McDonald House New York.

The participating artists include opera singers from the stages of The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, The Santa Fe Opera and Royal Opera House Covent Garden (London): Eve Gigliotti, Mezzo-Soprano; Jennifer Tiller, Mezzo-Soprano; Michael Corvino, Baritone; Patrick Blackwell, Bass-Baritone; Rebecca Nash, Soprano; Jason Wickson, Tenor; and Amy Shoremount-Obra, Soprano. Musical Theater performers include Broadway and National Tour Veterans Ashley Fox Linton, Adam Monley, Vivian Reed, and Amy Decker. Pianists include internationally known Carol Wong and Carmine Aufiero. The program will be directed by Julia Mintzer.

The program will feature the artists performing solo operatic and musical theater selections, along with duets. This is a unique opportunity for audience members to hear world-class artists in a more intimate setting. The program will also include a post-concert "Meet and Greet" reception in The Liederkranz Club's Restaurant Wartburg.
This event is made possible by a special grant from SING FOR HOPE and THE JUILLIARD SCHOOL. The grant is given to chosen Juilliard alumni for the production of charitable musical events. Soprano Amy Shoremount-Obra chose The Ronald McDonald House after having toured the House and performed for the children in residence in 2010. One hundred percent of ticket sales will go directly to The Ronald McDonald House of New York City. Ms. Shoremount-Obra's own non-profit organization, OPERA FOR HUMANITY, will handle ticket sales and other aspects pertaining to the organization of the event. For more information on the event, please visit www.operaforhumanity.org

THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE NEW YORK: Ronald McDonald House New York provides a temporary "home-away-from-home" for pediatric cancer patients and their families. The House is a supportive and caring environment which encourages and nurtures the development of child-to-child and parent-to-parent support systems. Ronald McDonald House New York is the largest facility of its type in the world. The Ronald McDonald House New York supports each family and coordinates emotional and physical services, psychological care, ministry support, wellness programs, tutors, music, art, transportation, activities for siblings, holiday and birthday parties and camaraderie for parents struggling with their child's cancer diagnosis. These services are a part of the fabric of Ronald McDonald House New York, and are provided to families at a nominal fee of no more than $35 per night. With each family that arrives, there is a uniting hope and a common search for health and healing.

SING FOR HOPE: Founded by opera singers Camille Zamora and Monica Yunus, with a desire to lift their voices for social change, Sing for Hope is a non-profit organization that mobilizes professional artists - from classical musicians to photographers to Broadway performers - in volunteer service programs that benefit schools, hospitals, and communities. Each Sing for Hope program is defined by the needs of the community, the service of professional artists, and our belief in the transformative power of the arts.

OPERA FOR HUMANITY: Founded in 2006 as a vehicle for social change and artistic development, Opera for Humanity's mission is to help children across the globe to overcome poverty and disease through benefit performances by opera's up-and-coming stars. Additionally, OFH offers outreach concerts to audiences with limited access to classical music and provides prestigious performance opportunities to talented young musicians developing their careers. The Opera for Humanity staff includes Amy Shoremount-Obra, Founder; Linda Platzer, Director of Public Relations; Suzanne Halasz, Director of Development; Julia Mintzer, Director of Production; Robert Shoremount, President.
www.operaforhumanity.org




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