Season VIII

Sacred
Service

Sunday, October 6
4:00 pm 

Oheb Sholom, Wyomissing, PA

 

Opus One: Masterwork Chorus will present Ernest Bloch's Avodath ha-Kodesh (Sacred Service), a large scale choral-orchestral work in five movements. The Hebrew text is drawn from the Reform Jewish prayer book and focuses on meditations of peace, unity, humility, and hope. Bloch, a Swiss Jew, first came to the United States in 1916 and was one of the founding directors of the Cleveland Institute of Music. He composed his Sacred Service in the early 1930s, a time of impending cataclysmic events in Europe and around the world.

* Collaboration with Berks Youth Chorus
* Organ Accompaniment

All Singers Welcome to Participate

REHEARSALS:
Aug 18, 25 / SEPT 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
(6:00 - 8:30)
Nativity Lutheran Church

A Celebration of Community and Diversity

$20 / $5

Adult Tickets                     Students

DRESS REHEARSALS:
Oct 4 (Nativity)
Oct 5 (Oheb Sholom)
(6:00-9:00)

Snow & Wonder

Sunday, December 8
7:00 pm 
West Lawn United Methodist, West Lawn, PA 

Opus One: Berks Chamber Choir will present a concert of seasonal music, both sacred and secular. A highlight of the program will be a performance of Francis Poulenc's Un soir de neige, sung by Opus One: ECHO. At this event, Opus One will collect goods that will be donated to HELPING HARVEST (formerly Berks Food Bank).

Piano and organ accompaniment.

$15 / $5

Adult Tickets                          Students

Helping Harvest Suggested Donations

Celebration of Women

Sunday, March 8
2:00 pm
Jesuit Center, Wernersville, PA 

Every year, the United Nations observes March 8 as "International Women's Day". As part of this observance Opus One: Berks Chamber Choir  will present a concert celebrating the artistic accomplishments of women. At this event, Opus One will collect goods that will be donated to SAFE BERKS (formerly Berks Women in Crisis), a local support system for those impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault.

Piano and organ accompaniment. 

$15 / $5

Safe Berks Suggested Donations

Adult Tickets                     Students

Circle
of Life

Sunday, June 7 
5:00pm
(dinner served)
Double Tree Hotel, Reading, PA  

 

Opus One: Berks Chamber Choir is excited to present our second Broadway dinner concert, this time in downtown Reading. Be wined and dined... then sit back and relax to Opus One perform popular selections from a truly American musical genre - Broadway!

Guitar, keyboard, and drum-set

$TBA

Includes Meal