Southland Symphony Orchestra - AMAHL and the Night Visitors

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Bethel Congregational Church Sanctuary, 536 N Euclid Ave, Ontario CA 91762

AMAHL and the Night Visitors

AMAHL returns to Ontario! "Shepherds, Arise!" (People of Greater Ontario and the Inland Empire – come and see!)

Amahl and the Night Visitors will be performed Sunday, January 5th 2024 at 4 pm at Bethel Congregational Church UCC, 536 N Euclid Ave, Ontario CA 91762

Doors open at 3pm

Opera "newbies" and aficionados alike will rejoice in the chance to experience this joint production of Gian Carlo Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors, presented by the Southland Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of Ontario.

Amahl is a family-friendly opera and has been enduringly popular since its premier in 1951. Commissioned by NBC as the first opera written for television, Amahl and the Night Visitors debuted on December 24, 1951 becoming the first network television Christmas special to become an annual tradition. Composer Gian Carlo Menotti drew inspiration for the opera from Hieronymus Bosch's The Adoration of the Magi, which hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and from his childhood in Italy where gifts were brought at Christmas by the Three Kings instead of Santa Claus.

Featuring outstanding principal vocalists in collaboration with the Southland Symphony Orchestra, this live, in-person performance will showcase some of the finest singers in Southern California. Their great vocal skill and dramatic ability and deeply immerse the audience in the action of the story.

Tickets for this special production: VIP/Premium $20 (includes preferred seating, treat bags, doorprize entry) General Admission $10 (includes admission, wine tasting at the after-concert reception, and doorprize entry). Children under 12 are free. We recommend purchasing tickets in advance. (Tickets may be purchased at the door, subject to availability - this production may sell out)

A note about this special performance - this performance will NOT have an intermission, since this is a one-act Opera, with no appropriate time for an intermission. (It would completely disrupt the story!) So - You will receive your door prize tickets with admission, and the doorprizes will be awarded at the end of the performance, AND - there will be a reception following the show!

A note about seating - Seating in this historic church is in pews. The "VIP/Premium" seating is indicated by Red Ribbons on the reserved pews.

Handicap Access - Ramp available at rear of building (adjacent to parking lot on F Street)

If you want to join the chorus - message us. Chorus rehearsals for Amahl are planned to begin in November (Email Dr. Mann to inquire)

VIP/Premium $20; General Admission $10. Children under 12 are free.