A Winter Fantasy Concert Presented by the Michigan Opera Theatre Children's Chorus
The Michigan Opera Theatre Children’s Chorus (MOTCC) will present its annual “A Winter Fantasy Concert and Fundraiser”, December 15 on the mainstage of the Detroit Opera House. This year, Michigan Opera Theatre is holding a raffle to benefit MOTCC. Tickets are $20 and the drawing will take place at the concert. First prize is a 50/50 (currently over $5000), second prize is 2 season tickets to the 2020-21 season, and third prize is 2 season tickets to the spring 2020 season.
Established in 2007 by Chorus Master Suzanne Mallare Acton, MOTCC has become a groundbreaking children’s chorus and the first of its kind for the Metro Detroit area. As a permanent ensemble of Michigan Opera Theatre, MOTCC provides exceptional choral and theatrical performance instruction in a professional environment. Choristers from the age of 8 to 16 perform with international opera stars in mainstage productions and independently produce fully staged children’s operas in the spring. MOTCC strives to bring music education with a professional experience to as many Metro Detroit children as possible. Chosen through open auditions, X chorister(s) from X has/have been selected into this distinguished program for the 2019-20 season and will be appearing in “A Winter Fantasy”.
The experience young singers receive as a part of MOTCC provides the foundation for future paths. Many have gone on to study at some of the most prestigious conservatories in the United States. The program not only trains children to become well-rounded performers but well-rounded professionals and giving individuals.
Every year we invite our alumni to join us for our celebration. Some are audience members, a few are chosen to perform or speak about their experience with MOTCC. One of this year’s invited alumni, Emily Crombez stated:
The three years I spent in the MOTCC were life-changing. Ten years later I’m still best friends with many of the choristers and our support for each other, in and outside of the arts, only continues to grow. I feel blessed that I get to pass on my love of music and appreciation for the MOTCC to the young artists this year as they learn who they are vocally, academically, and socially.
Doors open at 3:30 p.m., the concert begin at 4:00 p.m. followed by a performance by the choristers. Proceeds from the event help support the operating expenses of the program and productions for the season.
Tickets are $50 for box seats, $30 for adults, $15 for ages 17 and under and free for children 4 and under. Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.michiganopera.org, or by calling 313-237-SING. Tickets will also be available at the door.
For more information about the concert or sponsorship opportunities, please contact MOTCC Chorus Administrator Twannette Nash, TNash@motopera.org, 313-680–MOTC (6682).