Office of Public Relations

Pomona, NJ  08240


Media Alert/Invitation to Cover:


The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Will

Host Annual Spring Concert Event


Stockton Oratorio Society and Chorale to Present

“An Evening of Opera Choruses”


For Immediate Release

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Contact:   Tim Kelly

                  Dottie Munro

                  Stockton Public Relations

                  (609) 652-4950


Galloway Twp., NJ – The Stockton Oratorio Society and Chorale will present its annual spring concert event, An Evening of Opera Choruses on Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 7:00 pm in the Performing Arts Center on the Pomona campus.


This year’s musical extravaganza will feature popular choruses of well known operas such as Verdi’s Il Trovatore, and Gershwin’s Porgy and BessSelections from other well known composers, such as Handel and Puccini, will also be featured.


The performance will be directed by Professor of Music, Beverly Vaughn, who will be accompanied by Rosemarie Barbera.  Vocals will be presented by Associate Professor of Computational Science, Louis Dechiaro, and several members of the Stockton choir and the community.


“Even if you are not a fan of opera,” said Bev Vaughn, “you will recognize these famous choruses from some of the world’s most beautiful operas.”


Tickets for An Evening of Opera Choruses can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center and are $8 for the general public, $6 for Stockton students.


For further information about the event call the Performing Arts Center at 609-652-4607.