Thursday, May 01, 2014

A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms at Saddleback College

 Tickets are $15 general and $10 students/seniors.  Call the ticket office at 949-582-4656 (noon to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday) to order your tickets or online

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA —On Saturday, May 17th at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 18th at 2:30 p.m., the Saddleback College Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Yorgos Kouritas, and the Community Chorale, Concert Choir and professional soloists, under the direction of Dr. Scott Farthing, join forces to present A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms in the McKinney Theatre.

Soloists are Saddleback College voice faculty John Huntington and Soprano Rhaea D’Aliesio, Saddleback College alumnus and Master’s degree candidate in Opera at the Longy School of Music in Boston. Those who saw Saddleback Civic Light Opera’s production of Fiddler on the Roof last summer will be thrilled to see John Huntington, who played Tevye, perform baritone solos in this impressive production.

Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Parkway 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 primary choirs on campus include the Community Chorale and the Concert Choir, which perform many concerts around the area throughout the school year. Membership is open in both 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 7:00 -10:00 p.m. 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 event information, please  

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