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Master Chorale to present rarely heard Berlioz masterwork

  • Meymandi Concert Hall 2 East South Street Raleigh, NC, 27601 United States (map)

On Sunday, March 13, the 170-member North Carolina Master Chorale will be joined by soloists and accompanied by symphony orchestra in a matinee performance of Hector Berlioz’ L’Enfance du Christ.  The concert will begin at 3 pm in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh. Master Chorale Music Director Alfred E. Sturgis will conduct the program.

Berlioz’ oratorio L’Enfance du Christ (The Childhood of Christ) tells the dramatic Biblical story of the Holy Family’s flight into Egypt, beginning with King Herod’s dream, to the flight into Egypt, and finally, the family’s arrival at Sais. Following its December 1854 premiere in Paris, Berlioz took 20 curtain calls and two additional performances were added.

Featured soloists for the Master Chorale’s performance, including their roles, are: Jason Karn, Tenor (Narrator), Megan Cleaveland, Soprano (Maria), Charles Hyland, Baritone (Joseph), Scott MacLeod, Baritone (Herod), and Donald Hartmann, Bass (Father).

Individual tickets are available for the concert. Furthermore, subscription packages including other upcoming Master Chorale concerts are available via the NCMC box office.

For more information, please contact the North Carolina Master Chorale at (919) 856-9700 or visit the Master Chorale’s website,

Who:             North Carolina Master Chorale, Alfred E. Sturgis, Music Director
What:           Berlioz: L’Enfance du Christ
When:          Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 3PM
Where:        Meymandi Concert Hall, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh
Cost:              All reserved seating: $22-$30, plus tax. Discounts available for subscription purchases, youths/students, senior citizens, military personnel, and groups of 8 or more.
Tickets:        (919) 856-9700;

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