RVCC Chorale to Present Spring Concert

The Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) Chorale will present its spring concert on Saturday, May 2, at 8 p.m. The performance will be held in the Welpe Theatre at the College’s Branchburg Campus. The evening will feature a concert performance of the opera Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell (1659-1695). This short opera, alternately comic and tragic in tone, is based on Book IV of Vergil’s Aeneid and is generally regarded as Purcell’s masterpiece. The performance will star current RVCC students Madeleine Evarts, Anna Rivero and Tom Fellin, as well as recent RVCC graduate Melissa Donlay. The RVCC Chorale is composed of RVCC students and alumni, as well as members of the community. The group includes sopranos Melissa Donlay, Madeleine Evarts, Melissa Pampani, Jennifer Passarello, Jane Peppard, Anna Rivero, and Amy Wechsler; altos Deborah Allen, Catherine Dayton, Ruth Dilley, Jennifer Kapoian and Jane Sausanavage; tenors Dante Colon, Christopher Piel, Gustavo Sanchez Ochoa, and Adam Witkowski; and basses Tom Fellin, Jesse Gerbasi, David Hauck, and Tom Sepesi. The chorale’s accompanist is Timothy Brown. Tickets, at $12 for general admission, $8 for students and seniors, may be purchased at the RVCC Theatre box office. For information, call 908-725-3420. Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 50 years, RVCC is an educational and cultural center that is nationally recognized for its innovative programming, service to the community and environmental leadership. The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, professional development and personal enrichment courses. The College also has a performing arts center and planetarium. RVCC is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community’s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.