October 22, 2016
Taconic Opera is excited to announce that it will open its 19th season with one of the most performed operas of all times, Charles Gounod’s Faust. Based on a piece of literature that has been studied for over two centuries, Johann von Goëthe’s Faust, this opera tell the universally-recognizable tale of the good man who sells his soul to the devil for a few moments of earthly pleasure. Taconic Opera will present a fully-staged version it in its original French, with professional soloists and orchestra, and with supertitles above the stage to enhance audience appreciation of this masterwork.
Gounod was man of great spiritual depth who preferred religious themes for his compositions. He was intrigued by man’s fight between good and evil (God vs. the devil), and was drawn to the tale of Faust for his inspiration to write an opera on that subject. The music fully captures those heavenly and hellish moments as they unfold in the telling of the story. In addition to the opera Faust, Gounod’s other most popular works include the wonderful St. Cecilia’s Mass which is performed by choruses worldwide, and his Ave Maria (based on a work by Bach) which is universally recognized and has become a standard part of Christian religious ceremonies all over the world.
Two performances only of this production will be held at the Yorktown Stage, 1974 Commerce St., Yorktown Heights, NY on Saturday, October 22 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, October 23 at 2:00 pm. A wide range of ticket prices are available and significant reductions are offered for seniors. To encourage youth attendance, student prices are only $15 regardless of seating selection. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the company website at www.taconicopera.org or call the toll-free number: (855) 88-OPERA (855-886-7372).
Upstate NY Ministry Network presents a free worship concert with Dave Pettigrew and special guest Driven11 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Albany on Saturday, October 22nd at 7pm.
Call 518 258 4966 for more information.
davepettigrew.net // driven11.com
A love offering will be taken.
Harlem Wizards vs. Middie Squad basketball game to support Project Graduation. Contact Middletown High School PTO for further details.
Need healing? Spiritually? Physically? Emotionally? Then please join the People of Praise Church as we host this amazing Healing conference with Special guests Todd Osborne and Steve Rabideau. All ages are welcome; no one shall be turned away. Refreshments to be served after each night.
Family friendly, fun, fellowship, food, monthly free open mic
Do you need HOPE? Join us for a night of Music, Prayer, Testimonies, and Bible study as we celebrate the HOPE that is found in JESUS! 6pm-8pm FREE ADMISSION
Grilled NYStrip Dinner to support Young Life Southern Dutchess. Fundraiser supports Christian camp scholarships and trips for local teens.
FAMILY HARVEST FAIRE Sat. Oct 22 at 4:30 PM. Food, fellowship, fun and games for children. Story time, songs around the bonfire (weather permitting). Highway Tabernacle Church 235 Hudson Ave. Mechanicville. All families welcome! More info: 518-664-4442
ALL YOU CAN EAT! Lightly fried oysters, baked ham, baked beans, carrot salad, potato salad, coleslaw, homemade desserts. ALL WELCOME!
3 Seatings: 4:00pm, 5:30pm & 7:00pm
Children under 12: $19
Contacts: Tony Gizzi – (845)283-9304 or Chris Griffin – (845)283-4046
Bratwurst w/ Sauerkraut & German Potato Salad or Sauerbraten w/ Red Cabbage and Spaetzle
Dessert and Beverage included