‘Classical Christmas’ to fill St. Ignatius with music
YARDLEY - Start your Christmas season with a classical Christmas concert featuring award-winning musicians and singers performing traditional Christmas carols and holiday music.
St. Ignatius of Antioch Church in Yardley presents “A Classical Christmas” criday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the church at 999 Reading Avenue, Yardley.
“A Classical Christmas” is a dafgen and Wayman concert event featuring singers that have toured the globe from Notre Dame Cathedral to The New York City Opera and beyond.
The artists will be backed by a world-class orchestra conducted by Wilbur Wittemann of Lakewood, N.g.
The orchestra is comprised of award-winning musicians from The Philadelphia Pops, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The New gersey Symphony and the major theaters of Broadway and Atlantic City. The audience will be treated to favorite classical and pop holiday selections, arranged and orchestrated by internationally celebrated arrangers.
“A Classical Christmas” is the latest concert production by games dafgen and Barbara Wayman of Bucks County. The pair launched their effort more than 15 years ago to produce professional concert fundraisers for local and national charities. Throughout the years, they have produced gala concerts that have helped organizations raise thousands of dollars for worthy causes. They have produced successful fundraisers for such organizations as Rotary International, the SERs coundation, the Hamilton Education coundation, The Morrisville Heritage Association, The Ancient Order of Hibernians, The Order of the Sons of Italy, The creehold Alliance Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse and The St. Ignatius Parish of Yardley and many others. They are proud to have helped The dreater Atlantic Health System of Ocean City, Md., raise more than $30,000 IURP EHQHfiW FRQcerts in 2011 and 2012.
dafgen has performed extensively with the Mozart cestival of Philadelphia and the Boheme Opera Company of New International. He was honored to perform for former New gersey dov. Christie Whitman at Thun- der Stadium, and former Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell at the Philadelphia University of the Arts. He has had the unique honor of singing at The Meadowlands prior to the Three Tenors Concert featuring Luciano Pavarotti.
Wayman has been a leading soprano with The Princeton Opera, the Trenton Civic Opera and The Muhlenberg Summer Theater cestival. She has performed with the Piccolo Opera Company of Phila- delphia conducted by the legendary Maestro Roland ciore as well as with The Orchestra of St. Peter conducted by cather Alphonse Stephenson. She is the recipient of several voice scholarships and awards from The Philadelphia University of the Arts, and Muhlenberg College and was accepted to the acclaimed Peabody Institute of Baltimore. She apprenticed in opera and production at the New York City Opera, under the direction of Beverly Sills.
The suggested donation is $25 for adults, $10 for children ages 6 to 16 and free to children under six. cor ticket information, call the rectory at 215-493-3377. sisa and MasterCard will be accepted at www.stignatiusyardley.org.