Andromahi Raptis Headlines Galalujah! at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

Press Release

For Immediate Release:
Kingston, Ontario
August 27, 2012

Greek-Canadian songstress Andromahi Raptis headlines fundraiser at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church.

Former KCVI student Andromahi Raptis performs at Galalujah fundraiser at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 130 Clergy St. East, Kingston, ON.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

7:00 PM – Hors d’Oeuvres & cash bar (mocktails and soft drinks)
Silent Auction throughout the evening
8:00 PM – Musical gala

Greek-Canadian soprano Andromahi Raptis is beginning her final year of a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance at the University of Toronto, under the tutelage of Professor Lorna MacDonald. This summer Andromahi attends the world renowned Franz-Schubert-Institut in Vienna, Austria for an intensive five weeks devoted to German Lieder. In 2011 she was a National Finalist at the Canadian Music Competition and won the Provincial Finals of the Kiwanis Music Festival. In August of 2011, she sang the role of Ilia in Summer Opera Lyric Theatre’s production of Idomeneo. For Opera Atelier, Andromahi has sung in the chorus of both Don Giovanni and La clemenza di Tito, which starred Measha Brueggergosman. An Opera Undergraduate student at the University of Toronto, she has been an ensemble member in Les mamelles de Tirésias, Così fan tutte and La Fille du Régiment. Andromahi’s choral experience began with the Cantabile Choirs of Kingston in 2001, and since has taken her to the stage of Roy Thomson Hall with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Helmuth Rilling. Her Gilbert and Sullivan credits include the Plaintiff in Trial by Jury in 2010 with Victoria College Chorus and Mabel in the Pirates of Penzance in 2007 with Bottletree Productions.

Also performing are:

The Kingston Community Strings

The Frontenac Women’s Chorus

The cast of The Sound of Music

St. Andrews Choir

The Kings Town Tenors
 
Audrey Robinson

Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for seniors and students.

Tickets available at the Grand Theatre Box Office at 218 Princess St., Kingston, ON

Phone: 613-530-2050
Email: grandtheatre2@cityofkingston.ca
or online at: http://www.bottletreeinc.com/galalujah_2012.html

For more information please contact Anne Marie Mortensen at 613-384-8433 or email info@bottletreeinc.com.

Website: http://www.bottletreeinc.com

Bottle Tree Productions Presents The Sound Of Music!

Justin Robertson is playing Rolf. Savannah Kimmerer & Maureen Barnes are sharing the role of Liesl.

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release: July 11/2012

Kingston, ON: Bottle Tree Productions presents The Sound of Music at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 130 Clergy Street, at the corner of Princess and Clergy Streets.

Bottle Tree Productions is pleased to announce they have secured the rights to Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music.

Dates: December 13th until the 22nd; Thursdays to Saturdays at 7:30 pm.

At St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

Tickets available at the Grand Theatre Box Office: 613-530-2050 located at 218 Princess Street, Kingston, Ontario

Email: grandtheatre2@cityofkingston.ca

While the critics were initially lukewarm to this ‘saccharine’ musical, the world has since fallen in love with the von Trapp family story.  A true-life story based on the memoirs of Maria von Trapp, opens on the eve of the Second World War in Austria.  Austria is under the influence of Nazi Germany and the country is quickly becoming militarized.  The filmed version of The Sound of Music helped cement Julie Andrews’ status as a star.  Canada’s own Christopher Plummer played the strict Captain von Trapp, whose love of music had died with the death of his first wife.  Plummer’s Captain von Trapp forbids his seven children from practicing music.  Into this unhappy family comes a breath of fresh air.  A high-spirited young nun by the name of Maria is sent by the mother superior to further her religious education by acting as governess to the rebellious von Trapp children.  They had previously sent many governesses packing.  Maria brings music back into their lives.

At the end of the musical, the von Trapp family escapes from Austria through the Alps and bring their music to the world.

Featuring songs such as Do-Re-Mi, My Favourite Things, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, The Sound of Music, Sixteen Going on Seventeen and Edelweiss.

For more info contact:

Bottle Tree Productions
445 Southwood Drive
Kingston, ON K7M 5P8
613-384-8433

a.mortensen@bottletreeinc.com

www.bottletreeinc.com

Contact: Anne Marie Mortensen or Charles Robertson