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Opera preview scheduled for 11:15 a.m. today at Hult

Cast members of the Eugene Opera's "Il Trovatore" will perform excerpts from Giuseppe Verdi's opera at 11:15 a.m. today in a SHOcase concert in the lobby of the Hult Center for the Performing Arts.

The Hult is at Seventh Avenue and Willamette Street.

SHOcase concerts are presented free on the first and third Thursday of each month from January to May by Support Hultcenter Operations, a volunteer organization at the Hult.

Ballroom dancers to raise funds for Los Angeles trip

PLEASANT HILL - At 7 p.m. Saturday, the Ballroom Dance Team at Pleasant Hill High School will perform with teachers, coaches, administrators and school board members to raise funds for a competition in Los Angeles in April.

Tickets are $15; advance tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children between the ages of 5 and 12.

Each team member must earn $1,500 to cover travel, food, lodging and competition fees.

Sponsorships also are available through Pleasant Hill High School, which is located at 36386 Highway 58, Pleasant Hill.

For information, call 736-0708 or 736-0721.

Combined choirs to appear in concert Monday night

The Bejing 159 High School Choir, the Young Men's Ensemble of the Oregon Children's Choir and the Shasta Middle School Session Jazz Choir will offer a combined concert at 7 p.m. Monday at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 4445 Royal Ave.

Admission is free.

For information, call 517-5915.

Eve Ensler play revisited next week at McDonald

On Monday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., V?Day Eugene will present a two-night benefit reading of Eve Ensler's award-winning play "The Vagina Monologues" at the McDonald Theatre, 1010 Willamette St.

Tickets are $15, $9 for students. The performances are sponsored by Sexual Assault Support Services.

Through V-Day campaigns, local volunteers and college students produce annual benefit performances of "The Vagina Monologues: A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer" and screenings of V-Day's documentary "Until The Violence Stops."

The events aim to raise awareness and funds for anti-violence groups within each community.

V?Day Eugene is a local effort within the worldwide context of the 2009 V-Day Campaign.

For information, visit

Sweet Adelines serenading valentines next weekend

The Greater Eugene Chorus of Sweet Adelines International are again providing quartets from the Eugene-Springfield, Cottage Grove and Albany-Corvallis areas delivering "singing valentines" on Feb. 13 and 14.

For $40, they will present your special valentine with two songs, flowers and a handmade card.

For more information on the service, visit or call 505-8781.

Tickets already on sale for 2009 Oregon Bach Festival

Tickets went on sale this week for the 2009 Oregon Bach Festival.

Included this year are two Portland summer concerts - "The Creation" by F.J. Haydn on June 27 in the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, and J.S. Bach's "Brandenburg" Concertos on June 29 at the First United Methodist Church, 1838 S.W. Jefferson St.

"The Creation" will open the festival in Eugene on June 26.

A program of the University of Oregon, the Oregon Bach Festival's 40th season begins June 23 in Bend and runs through the weekend of July 12.

The 50 scheduled events include an evening with opera great Frederica von Stade, a world premiere setting of "Messiah" by Sven-David Sandstrom, and tap dancer Savion Glover's "Classical Savion."

Tickets for the Portland concerts are $31 to $62. They are available through all Ticketmaster outlets.

Tickets and full information for these and other festival events are available online at www.oregonbachfestival?.com.
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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Feb 5, 2009
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