26th annual holiday concert at SCC to feature Oak Singers with special guest Cassandra Moore
Cassandra Moore is the featured musician at the SCC Oak Singers’ Holiday Concert on Saturday. She graduated from Woodstown High School & Rowan University, where she received a degree in vocal performance.
The sounds of the season will fill the Sol and Jean Davidow Performing Arts Theatre on Saturday, December 10th. The Salem Community College Oak Singers present their annual holiday concert at 3 p.m. in Davidow Hall, 460 Hollywood Ave., Carneys Point.
The 26th annual program will include carols of various nationalities such as English, Slovak, Russian, Spanish, German and Latin as well as more popular selections to put concert-goers in the holiday spirit.
Featured guest musician Cassandra Moore graduated from Woodstown High School and Rowan University, where she received a degree in vocal performance. Cassandra has appeared in operas at Rowan, singing such roles as Annio (La clemenza di tito), Phoebe (Yoemen of the Guard), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Musetta (La Boheme), Paquette (Candide) and Donna Elvira (DonGiovanni).
Cassandra has also performed in musical theatre with various companies, including Oakwood Summer Theater, Moorestown Theater Co. and Riverfront Theater Company. Recent highlights include Marian Paroo (The Music Man) and Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins). Currently, she is the section leader at Trinity Episcopal Church in Moorestown as well as a voice and piano teacher.
Cassandra will sing Pietro A. Yon’s beautiful “Gesu Bambino,” accompanied by Laurie Goforth, and a traditional Spanish carol, “Este noche” (Be Joyful Tonight). Cassandra also will perform the solo in “Ose Shalom” with a traditional Hebrew text.
The Oak Singers will present lighter holiday favorites including “Home is Where the Heart Is,” “Christmas Waltz,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Santa’s on His Way” and a quartet singing a Be-Bop version of “Here We Come A-Caroling.” Featured voices include Elizabeth Boxer and Paul Reed, Marie Boody and the quartet of Tricia Goforth, Joan Nipe, Tim Bunting and Mike Roberts.
General admission is $7. Tickets will be available at the door or by calling (856) 351-2602. There is ample parking and the theatre is handicapped accessible.
The concert is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through the Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and Salem County Cultural and Heritage Commission.