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Cape and Opera Glasses Optional...
Opera glasses
June 3, 2006 at 8 PM
Luther Memorial Church
818 Tinton Avenue
Tinton Falls NJ

We hope you joined us for an evening of favorite opera scenes, choruses, duets and arias.

A reception was held immediately following the concert.

Amy Cofield soprano soloist
Arthur Shen tenor soloist

Program Order
Act I

Bell Chorus (Pagliacci)
Chorus of  peasant girls (Eugene Onegin)
Un bel di (Madama Butterfly)    Ms. Cofield
Humming Chorus (Madama Butterfly)
Dido’s Lament and Chorus (Dido and Aeneas)
La Donna e mobile (Rigoletto)    Mr. Shen
Priest’s Chorus (Die Zauberflote)
Chorus of the Hebrew slaves (Nabucco)

Act II

Rataplan (La forza del festino)    Ms. Cofield
Che gelina manina (La Boheme)   
Mr. Shen
O soave fanciulla (La Boheme)   
Ms. Cofield and Mr. Shen
Anvil Chorus (Il trovatore)
Regnava nel silencio (Luccia di Lammermoor)    Ms. Cofield
Chorus of the wedding guests (Luccia di Lammermoor)    Mr. Shen    
Nessun Dorma (Turandot)    Mr. Shen
Brindisi (La Traviatta)     Ms. Cofield and Mr. Shen


Humming Chorus
and Un bel di from
Madame Butterfly
Nessun Dorma
from Turandot
Che gelina manina
O soave fanciulla 
La Boheme

DonizettiChorus of Wedding Guests
Regnava nel silencio
Lucia Di Lammermoor

La Traviata

Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves
from Nabucco
Rataplan from
La forza del destino
Anvil Chorus
from Il trovatore

La Donna e mobile from Rigoletto

PurcellDido's Lament and
Final Chorus from
Dido and Aeneas

Priest's Chorus from 
Die Zauberflote

Bell Chorus from
I Pagliacci

Rimksy-Korsakov Rimsky-Korsakov
Chorus of peasant girls
Eugene Onegin

Amy Cofield

Amy Cofield

Praised for her beautiful singing, wonderful artistry and beauty of interpretation, Amy Cofield has performed all across the United States as well as in France, Spain, Portugal, England, Austria, Santo Domingo, Taiwan and Guam.

Ms. Cofield's operatic roles performed include Musetta in La Boheme and Pamina in The Magic Flute with Knoxville Opera, Gilda in Rigoletto with Wildwood Opera, Gilda in Rigoletto, Norina in Don Pasquale and Violetta in La Traviata with Lyric Opera of San Antonio, Konstanze in Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail and
Violetta in La Traviata with Teatro Lirico D'Europa, Musetta in La Boheme with American Opera Theater in Taiwan and New York, Mimi  in La Boheme with Opera!Lenawee in Michigan,  Cunegonde in Candide and Susannah in Floyd's Susannah with Fort Worth Opera, and Berta in Il Bariere di Siviglia with Houston Grand Opera where she also served as cover for Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata.

Ms. Cofield maintains a busy concert schedule as well.  Recent engagements included Handel's Messiah and Orff's Carmina Burana, as well as the role of Julie Jordan in Carousel with the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra and Chorale, Mendelssohn's Elijah and Rutter's Requiem with the Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society, Brahms' German Requiem with the Elkhart Symphony and Ravel's Sheherazade with the Garden State Philharmonic.  She also recently performed the soprano solos in Mozart's Requiem and in Rutter's Mass of the Children at Carnegie Hall.


Arthur Shen

arthur shen
Career highlights have included Rodolfo in LA BOHÈME with Dicapo Opera Theatre; the Duke in RIGOLETTO, Rodolfo in LA BOHÈME, and the title role in LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN (Venetian Scene) with Italy’s Chiari International Institute of Vocal Arts; Ruggero in LA RONDINE and Luigi in IL TABARRO at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts; Pinkerton in MADAMA BUTTERFLY and the title role in FAUST (scenes) at Mannes College; and the Duke in RIGOLETTO at the Smithtown Performing Arts Center. Concert highlights have included Iseppo in LA GIOCONDA and Delil in GIOVANNA D’ARCO with the Collegiate Chorale; Roméo in ROMÉO ET JULIETTE (scenes) at Mannes College; the VERDI REQUIEM with the Collegiate Chorale and the Choir of Saint Mary in Stamford, Connecticut; the MOZART REQUIEM with the Garden State Philharmonic and the Choir of Saint Mary; Rossini’s STABAT MATER and Handel’s MESSIAH with the Choir of Saint Mary; Mozart’s CORONATION MASS and Handel’s CORONATION ANTHEM with New Jersey’s Shrewsbury Chorale; Bach’s MAGNIFICAT and Handel’s MESSIAH with the Garden State Philharmonic; and Beethoven’s NINTH SYMPHONY with the SUNY Purchase Philharmonic. Mr. Shen is a winner of the Richard F. Gold Career Grant for 1999, and a scholarship recipient of both the Tanglewood Institute and the Mannes College of Music. He currently resides in New York, and is a student of Mignon Dunn.
250th Anniversary of Mozart's Birth
Requiem, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Also Ave Verum Corpus, Regina Coeli, and
Laudate Dominum

with The Garden State Philharmonic Orchestra
and Chorus
March 12 at 3 PM
First Presbyterian Church at Red Bank
(Tower Hill Church)
255 Harding Road Red Bank NJ

Amy CofieldAmy Cofield
Rita LitchfieldRita Litchfield
Arthur Shen Arthur Shen
Michael RederMichael Reder
Christmas With the Chorale
song of angels
Dec 11, 2005 @ 3 PM
Christ Church, Middletown
90 Kings Highway
Middletown, NJ 07748
Camille Saint-Saëns Christmas Oratorio
Camille Saint-Saëns
Franz Joseph HaydnSt. Nicholas Mass
Franz Joseph Haydn

Christmas Oratorio

  1. Prelude - Orchestra
  2. Recitative and Chorus - Soprano - Michele Bailey, Alto - Susan Gardiner, Tenor - Marty Krupp, & Baritone - Jack Burdy
  3. Air - Mezzo-Soprano - Cindy Allen
  4. Air and Chorus - Tenor - Steve Leech
  5. Benedictus - Soprano - Peggy Noecker & Baritone - Pete Arnold
  6. Chorus
  7. Trio - Soprano - Peggy Noecker, Tenor - Marty Krupp & Baritone - Ray Radcliffe
  8. Quartet - Soprano - Diane Serine, Mezzo-Soprano - Joy More, Alto - Susan Gardiner & Baritone - Jack Burdy
  9. Quintet and Chorus - Soprano - Sondra Lohnes, Mezzo-Soprano - Susan Croft, Alto - Marcia Giffin, Tenor - Steve Leech & Baritone - Ray Radcliffe
St. Nicholas Mass
  1. Kyrie - Soprano - Sondra Lohnes, Alto - Ingrid Rehwinkel, Tenor - Steve Leech, Bass - Jack Burdy & Chorus
  2. Gloria - Soprano - Peggy Noecker & Chorus
  3. Credo - Soprano - Joy More, Alto - Judy Capraro, Tenor - Paul Dunn, Bass - Pete Arnold & Chorus
  4. Sanctus - Chorus
  5. Benedictus - Soprano - Joy More, Alto - Judy Capraro, Tenor - Paul Dunn, Bass - Pete Arnold & Chorus
  6. Agnus Dei - Soprano - Sondra Lohnes, Alto - Ingrid Rehwinkel, Tenor - Steve Leech, Bass - Jack Burdy & Chorus

And favorite songs of the season!
Glory to God in the highest - The Angel's Song
- G.B. Pergolesi
Mary's Lullaby - John Rutter
We Wish You a Merry Christmas - 5 Secular Christmas Carols Arranged by John Rutter
We Wish You a Merry Christmas, O Tannenbaum, and Deck the Hall

Program order:

Glory to God in the Highest
St. Nicholas Mass
Christmas Oratorio
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Mary's Lullaby
O Tannenbaum

Sing Along: Jingle Bells, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, White Christmas
Deck the Hall