Music festival benefits Ministry of Caring
WILMINGTON – Voices of Caring, the annual music festival to benefit the childcare programs provided by the Ministry of Caring, will be held Dec. 8 from noon-4 p.m. at World Café Live at the Queen.
This year’s event, the 21st, will feature local choirs and performers, including the Festival Choir, comprised of students from Salesianum, Padua and Ursuline, and the Sacred Heart Village Choir. Portraits with Santa will be available, and the Voices of Caring marketplace will be open for holiday gift needs such as ornaments, wreaths, miniature Christmas trees and sweet treats. Beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be available.
Tickets are $40 for adults and $18 for children under 18 and are available at queentickets.worldcafelive.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=582. They are also available by calling (302) 994-1400 and at the door.
Archmere concert to feature prominent alumni
CLAYMONT – Archmere Academy will welcome home several alumni to perform the family opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at the Patio on Dec. 16 at 4 p.m. The Patio is located on the Archmere campus, 3600 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont. This is the first of the 2012-13 Concert Green Series, which is sponsored by the Friends of the Patio, dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the building.
“Amahl and the Night Visitors” tells the story of the Christ child as experienced in the life of a crippled boy, played by Anthony Penna, and his mother, played by Megan Wozniak Ede (class of 1990). Mother and son are visited by the three kings, who are on the way to see the newborn king.
Graduates who will perform include Christian Ryan (1987) of New York, Antonio Sacre (1986) of Los Angeles, Brian Gilmore (1988) of Philadelphia, and Sean Filliben (1986) of Wilmington. Oboist Susan Nowaczyk, class of 1989, will perform in the 50-minute opera, which is sung in English.
A guest choir from St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church in Greenville will sing, and the production is being directed by former Archmere faculty member Mary Ellen Schauber, a local soprano and teacher.
Tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for students and are available at www.archmereacademy.com/friendsofthepatio.