Saturday, 5:15 pm–10:00, Mar. 17
Coordinator: Mark Dodge
Tour limit: 20
Enjoy a presentation and backstage tour of the Hylton Performing Arts Center followed by a Manassas Chorale performance, covering a wide variety of musical styles from classical and traditional to country and gospel songs. Watch the Chorale finish its warm-up rehearsal, and meet the director, Rebecca Verner, along with singers and members of the orchestra. The Manassas Chorale is a group of 90 auditioned singers, joined by an orchestra of 20 performers. It has been in existence for 24 years, and is an artist in residence at the Hylton Center, located at the George Mason University satellite campus in Manassas. Last year the Chorale earned the 2017 Seefeldt Award for Arts Excellence. Next year members of the Chorale will have an opportunity to sing in Vienna and Salzburg, Austria. The bus will leave promptly at 5:30 pm from Fair Oaks Mall parking lot 57, which is outside the circular road in front of ManTech. Please be on the bus no later than 5:15. The fee of $54, payable to OLLI at time of registration, includes a discounted concert ticket, bus fare, and driver gratuity. Registration for this event is on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets will be reserved in your name and available for pickup at the Hylton Center Box Office. OLLI cannot guarantee a refund for this event once you have paid for your reservation.
Mark Dodge is an OLLI member and also serves as president of the Manassas Chorale.