Immaculata Symphony Presents its Fall Concert

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The Ecumenical Choir of West Chester will Make Their Debut

The Immaculata Symphony will perform its Fall concert, "West Chester Night" on Saturday, November 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Alumnae Hall Theater on the campus of Immaculata. This concert will feature the debut of the Ecumenical Choir of West Chester. This appearance will be the first of a continuing tradition of concerts between the two musical groups.
Music director Roman Pawlowski will conduct the concert which is given by students and community members of the Immaculata Symphony. This concert features the music of Giuseppe Verdi´s La Battaglia di Legnano Overture; Francois Borne (after Bizet) Carmen Fantasy, with Joseph Soprani on accordion; Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov´s Tsar Saltan Suite with Flight of the Bumblebee; Joseph Haydn with selections from The Creation; and Peter J. Wilhousky´s The Battle Hymn of the Republic.
The Ecumenical Choir consists of members of many West Chester area houses of worship. The choir includes approximately 90 voices that combine to sing in glorious harmony.
Accordionist Joseph Soprani is a noted educator and arranger-composer whose reputation among professionals places him in the first ranks of contemporary accordionists. He holds the distinction of being the only accordionist in the history of the Philadelphia Orchestra to appear as a featured soloist. On five occasions, he appeared with opera singer Luciano Pavarotti and he was also invited to arrange the opening selection for rock star Jon Bon Jovi´s 1996 world tour. Mr. Soprani, who recently performed with Russell Watson on Good Morning America, continues to promote the accordion as a serious instrument at various clubs and organizations.
The Immaculata Symphony is a university-community organization. Its 70 members include students, community members, and professional musicians ranging in age from 15 to 70 years old. This orchestra has grown from a fledging group of chamber size to the large and highly respected symphonic ensemble that it is today.
Cost for the concert is $12 for general admission, $10 for senior citizen, $6 for students, and children under 12 years old are free. More information and tickets are available at 610-647-4400, ext. 3473.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.

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