Thursday, April 25, 2013

Saddleback College Symphony and Choirs Present Verdi’s Requiem

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. On Saturday, May 18th at 8 pm and Sunday, May 19th at 2 pm, the Department of Music will present Requiem by Giuseppi Verdi in the McKinney Theater.

Saddleback Choirs and Symphony Orchestra.  Photo: Sue Crowson

The Saddleback College Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Yorgos Kouritas, the Community Chorale, Concert Choir and professional soloists, under the direction of Dr. Scott Farthing, join forces to present this epic work. One of the most challenging works in the choral repertoire, Verdi’s Requiem is a thrilling tour de force for both the singers and instrumentalists. 

Tickets are $15 general and $10 students/seniors.  Call the ticket office at 949-582-4656 (noon to 4, Wednesday through Saturday) to order your tickets or online at

Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Pkwy in Mission Viejo, just east of Interstate 5 at the Avery Parkway exit.  Free parking is available in Lot 12.  Take Avery Parkway to Marguerite Parkway turn left to the third traffic light, which is Saddleback’s Marguerite entrance. Turn right into the campus and take the second left to Theatre Circle, turning right into Lot 12.
With a long tradition of excellence in music, the Saddleback College Vocal Program continues building on that tradition with the very finest in both standard vocal repertoire and the music of the cutting edge. The three primary choirs on campus include the Community Chorale, Concert Choir, and Women’s Camerata, which perform many concerts around the area throughout the school year. Membership is open in all three ensembles with the successful completion of a vocal placement interview at the beginning of each semester. In addition to beginning, intermediate, and advanced-level vocal classes, Saddleback College offers private voice lessons to a select few vocalists who are planning on pursuing degrees in vocal performance at the University or Conservatory level. Past students in the Applied Music program have been accepted to prestigious music schools across the country. In addition, Saddleback College is proud to be one of a handful of community colleges in the state which offer its students the opportunity to perform in operas and opera scenes each semester.

The Saddleback Symphony Orchestra is composed from many of Orange County’s most
dedicated musicians.  Symphony members bring a wide variety of personal and musical experiences to the orchestra.  The ages of the musicians span from teenagers to retirees – but equally share a passion for making music.  Currently rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 7-10 pm on the Saddleback College campus. 

Located in Mission Viejo, Saddleback College provides quality higher education and training to the greater south Orange County community.  Having served more than 500,000 students since 1968, Saddleback College offers over 300 degree and certificate programs to help students reach their personal, career, and educational goals.  For more information, please visit and for Fine Arts information, please visit  

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