4 Dearborn Youth to Perform in Concert at Detroit Opera House

Clare Brees-Oswald, Benjamin Ward, Emily Robinson and Jamila Ammary will perform with the Michigan Opera Theatre Children's Chorus at the Detroit Opera House on Sunday.

Four young Dearborn singers will be performing on the main stage of the Detroit Opera House on Sunday with the Michigan Opera Theatre Children's Chorus.

Clare Brees-Oswald, 13, is in her first year with the MOTCC, while Jamila Ammary, 14, is in her fourth year. Both perform in the Principal Choir.

Younger choirmates Benjamin Ward and Emily Robinson are both in the first year with the group's Preparatory Choir.

Christina Wallag of Dearborn Heights also performs in the Principal Choir.

The MOTCC is a permanent ensemble of Michigan Opera Theatre and appears with the company in main-stage productions as well as its own performances. 

Their Sunday concert—A Winter's Fantasy—is a fundraiser for the chorus. it will feature a variety of music including folk songs, opera and traditional holiday favorites. There will also be a silent auction and raffle to benefit the chorus. 

The auction will feature numerous items such as Detroit Opera House box seats to Broadway shows, a Michigan International Speedway Pure Michigan 400 Nascar Race VIP Package, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater tickets and a hotel package stay at the Detroit Westin Book Cadillac.

The show begins at 2 p.m. Tickets are $28 for adults, $15 for ages 16 and under and free for children 4 and under.

Tickets include the concert, strolling hors d'oeuvres and dessert. They may be purchased in advance at www.michiganopera.org or by calling 313-237-SING. Tickets will also be available at the door.


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