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    CONTACT: Carmen Steele, Manager, Public Relations and Promotions csteele@omahasymphony.40 2. 34 2. 38 36 , ex t. 13 0 cell: 402.981.8209

    For Immediate Release November 7, 2006

    Omaha Symphony, Opera Omaha & seven high school choirs sharethe stage for Choral Collaborative November 12

    What:Choral Collaborative

    Where:Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas Street

    When:Sunday, November 12 @ 7:30 PM

    Tickets:$10; 402.342.3836 x107 or at the door

    Omaha, Neb What do you get when you bring together one symphony

    orchestra, four professional opera singers and seven high school choirs? The answer

    Choral Collaborative. Created through a unique partnership between the Omaha

    Symphony and Opera Omaha, this event gives area high school students the

    opportunity to receive mentoring opportunities with professional musicians and

    participate in the planning and presentation of a professional music concert.

    This year, more than 500 choir students from seven area schools Bellevue

    East, Bellevue West, Hastings, Fremont, Lincoln Southwest, Papillion-LaVista South,

    and Westside will perform selections from a number of favorite opera choruses along

    with Verdis Requiem.

    To prepare for Choral Collaborative, all of the high school choirs performing the

    opera portion of the program each have a diction session with J. Gawf, resident music

    director of Opera Omaha, along with an individual rehearsal with Ernest Richardson,

    resident conductor of the Omaha Symphony, and the vocal soloists. Then in final

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    Page 2 of 2Omaha Symphony, Opera Omaha & seven high school choirs share thestage for Choral CollaborativeNovember 12

    preparation for the event, all seven choirs will join together with the soloists for a

    rehearsal with the full orchestra.Choral Collaborative and the opportunity to perform in the Holland Performing

    Arts Center is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many of these students, said

    Jennifer Boomgaarden, director of education and community partnerships with the

    Omaha Symphony. The opportunity to work with a professional opera company and a

    professional symphony orchestra is one these students are certain to remember for

    many years to come.

    The Choral Collaborative concert will take place on Sunday, November 12, at

    7:30 p.m. at the Holland Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 and are available by

    calling 402.342.3836 x107 or at the Omaha Symphony Administrative Office, 1605

    Howard Street.

    The Omaha Symphony is a non-profit organization, which presents more than 200 live orchestral performances fromSeptember through June. In addition to MasterWorks, Pops, Chamber, Discovery, Light Classics and Family seriesconcerts, the orchestra tours both Nebraska and Iowa providing education and community engagement concerts andspecial events. The 2006/07 season marks the inaugural season for new Music Director Thomas Wilkins.

    For tickets or information regarding the Omaha Symphony, call 402.342.3560 or visitwww.omahasymphony.org.

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