Friday, March 7, 2008 5:48 PM

A large congrats and thanks to all who participated in our recent CONCERT AT THE SYMPHONY SPACE THALIA on February 23. Our producer, PATRICIA LEONARD, must be singled out for the exemplary work she did in crafting a seamless evening of music. Thanks also to GENE MARLOWfor stepping in to emcee the evening. If you were not able to make it, pictures are available at (click on “Photos via Flickr” link in the upper right of the home page.) There are also some pics posted from our December concert at Baruch.


Our MARCH SALON is being held this Sunday, March 9, from 2-5pm, at the Ellington Room at Manhattan Plaza, 400 West 43rd Street. Thanks as always to GENE MCBRIDE for his assistance in securing this great room!


KEVIN MCCARTER has a premiere of a choir piece tomorrow, Saturday. The Manhattan Choral Ensemble will premiere “As the Earth Brings Forth Her Bud” and new works by George Steel and Andrew Megill on their Saturday, March 8, concert, 8 p.m. at Earl Hall, Columbia University. The chorus website,, has a link to a map showing how to walk to Earl Hall on the Columbia campus.


JILL FRERE will be one of the featured dancers in an upcoming production of an old opera. Dido & Aeneas are a modern celebrity couple in this updated version of Henry Purcell’s 1689 opera. DIDO & AENEAS, March 19, 2008 at 7:30 PM at LaGuardia Performing Arts High School. Choreography: Jody Oberfelder; Dancers: Gina Bashour, Aditi Dhruv, Jill Frere, Elise Knudson, Rebekah Morin, Jake Szczypek, Ed Rice, and Carlton Ward.Featuring the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the LaGuardia Performing Arts High School Senior Chorus More info, including ticket information, at


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