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  FROM BACH TO BROADWAY, A MUSICAL AFFAIR

Byron United Methodist Church and the Excelsior Volunteer Parents of the Arts Club are proud to present From Bach to Broadway, a Musical Affair Saturday, August 18 at 2:00 pm at the Excelsior Middle School Performing Arts Theatre, 14301 Byron Highway in Byron. From Bach’s “Ich will dir mein herze schenken” to Broadway’s “On the Street Where You Live” from My Fair Lady, the audience will be thrilled with the performances by students from the University of the Pacific’s Conservatory of Music.

Singer Johann Schram Reed is an Icelandic bass-baritone who has a broad musical repertoire encompassing both musical theatre and opera as well as baroque and choral music. He is the son of international opera artist Keith Reed. Mr. Reed will attend the event, and a special father and son duet “Cheti, cheti immantinente” from Don Pasquale by Gaetono Donizetti is a featured number.

Oakley resident Alivia Logan is a senior vocal performance major at the Conservatory. She has been performing on stage since the age of five. Ms. Logan’s most recent performances include “Sweeney Todd” for the Stockton Civic Theatre, and Pacific Opera’s “The Magic Flute.” She will display her talents in both the classical and musical theatre arenas at the concert.

UOP students Yelena Dyachek, Amanda Tonkin, Donovan Ott-Bales, Adam Green, Stefan Miller, and Arturo Rodriguez will also be featured in the concert. Many of these artists hail from EastContraCostaCounty. Piano accompaniment will be provided by Liberty High graduate Christopher Hewitt.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. For more information and open seating ticket reservations, please call 925-634-1411 or e-mail info@byronumc.net. The doors will open at 1:30 p.m.

Contact person:   Nancy Torres,  925-584-6311

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