Saturday, April 18, 2015
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Westchester Oratorio Society will hold a spring fundraising event entitled, “A Topsy Turvy Evening,” on Saturday evening, April 18, at a private home in South Salem, featuring the Wand’ring Minstrels of the acclaimed New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players.
The Minstrels will perform excerpts from various Gilbert & Sullivan operas with some sing-along opportunities for the audience. The event will be catered by the Horse & Hound Inn with hors d’oeuvres and a light buffet highlighting British fare.
Noting that the Manhattan-based NYGASP is considered the pre-eminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company in the country, board member and event chair Terry Harder emphasized how fortunate the oratorio society was to have several of their players performing. “Though our budget is infinitesimal when compared to NYGASP, they are a nonprofit organization like WOS dedicated to upholding the traditions of vocal music,” Ms. Harder said, adding, “when one of our board members reached out to them their executive director was more than willing to help.”
Proceeds from the event will go towards the production costs for the oratorio society’s upcoming concert on May 3 at the South Salem Presbyterian Church featuring Mozart’s Mass in C minor, with professional soloists and the WOS Festival Orchestra, which is comprised of some of the finest young musicians in the New York metropolitan area. For more information about NYGASP and the last production of their 40th Anniversary Season The Gondoliers May 15-17 at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts visit their website, www.nygasp.org.
A Topsy Turvy Evening, begins at 6 PM and runs to 9 PM at a private home in South Salem. Guests will receive directions upon registration. Tickets are $75 per person ($140 couple). Email WestchesterOratorio@gmail.com for more information. Seating is limited. Visit www.westchesteroratorio.org for online to register (via PayPal).
Event Location and Ticket Information
Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Times: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm