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OperaLancaster to Host German-Themed OperaToberFest

OperaLancaster to Host German-Themed OperaToberFest

LANCASTER, PA – Fans of German music, food and beer are invited to OperaToberFest, a fundraiser for OperaLancaster, on October 22, 2014. The celebration begins at 6PM at the Lancaster Liederkranz, 722 S. Chiques Rd., Manheim, PA 17545.

OperaToberFest includes a German themed dinner, German beer, a German Chocolate Cake Bake-Off musical entertainment and two auctions. The event supports OperaLancaster’s educational and artistic programs, such as Opera Tales: The Three Little Pigs, which was experienced by 1000 children this April.

There will be plenty to eat and drink! The Liederkranz will be providing the food and Swashbuckler Brewing Company, Burd’s Nest Brewing Company and Lancaster Brewing Company are generously donating the beer. Non-alcoholic beverages will be provided and wine and spirits may be purchased at the bar. OperaToberFest will also feature a German Chocolate Cake Bake-Off, featuring homemade cakes provided by OperaLancaster Members and Board Members.

Musical performances include the Liederkranz Chorus and three young opera performers, singers Kayla Klause (a recent Millersville University Graduate), Brenton McGee (a senior at Lancaster Bible College) accompanied by Nate Petley (also a recent Millersville University Graduate).

Auction items are still being accepted, businesses who which to have a product highlighted can make their donation by emailing Bill Dewan, Executive Director of OperaLancaster at Many special auction items have already been collected. These items include: a signed Renee Fleming CD (the Indiana, PA native and opera soprano who recently sang the National Anthem at this past year’s Super Bowl), two tickets to Opera Philadelphia’s Oscar, a case of hand selected wines, restaurant gift cards, sports memorabilia, jewelry and many more items.

Tickets are limited to 190 and are selling quickly, so guests are strongly encouraged to purchase them in advance. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at or through the Millersville University Box Office at717.872.7600.

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