Opera at Florham Christmas/Holiday Songfest has Something for Everyone

Madison, NJ (November 22, 2011) — The Opera at Florham will host their Christmas/Holiday Songfest on Sunday, December 4. The event will take place at 3 p.m. in Lenfell Hall at the College at Florham of Fairleigh Dickinson University. Christmas Punch and cookies will be served following the show. 

Tickets are just $10 and $5 for students up to 22 years old. The concert is free for Opera at Florham Guild Members.

The show will consist of soprano Stephanie Melzi, finalist in the Violetta DuPont Vocal Competition; pianist John Pivarnik; guitarist Bruce Byrne; and violinist Karl Schlegel. Brief Christmas and Hanukkah reading will also be on the program.

Melzi, will sing seasonal songs and standard opera arias, accompanied by Pivarnik. Pivarnik of Madison, NJ is organist/choirmaster at Christ Church in Short Hills and also works as a freelance instrumental and vocal accompanist and performs solo recitals frequently in the metropolitan area. He teaches piano privately at his home studio and at Christ Church.

Byrne will lead an audience sing-along highlighted by “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”

Schlegel, a classically trained violinist, will play a violin solo of two selections. He has an extensive repertoire for corporate and non-profit events and has taught privately for several years. He is co-director of two choirs at St. Paul Inside The Walls, a Catholic Center. He resides in Stirling, NJ

The venue, elegant Lenfell Hall, was the drawing room of the Twombly family when what is now known as Hennessy Hall was their 100-room mansion.

For more information or for tickets, call 973-443-8620. Checks can be mailed to Opera at Florham, P. O. Box 343, Convent Station, NJ  07961.

The College at Florham of Fairleigh Dickinson University is located at 285 Madison Ave., Madison, NJ. For more information, visit www.operaatflorham.com

For Immediate Release

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