Amahl and the Night Visitors
In the Sanctuary. $16 Adults/$8 Children
Friday, January 8 at 7PM
Saturday, January 9 at 3PM
Sunday, January 10, 11AM in worship (no charge)
Sunday, January 10 at 3PM
Monday, January 11th at 10am-special school show.
Call Nickle City Opera at 716.939.3722 for reservations
Tickets: $16 adults/$8 children available at the door or in advance at www.Eventbrite.com
Tickets are also available at the door.
Gian Carlo Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors" returns to Westminster Presbyterian Church presented by Nickel City Opera to celebrate The Feast of the Epiphany. Gian Carlo Menotti wrote 'Amahl and the Night Visitors' with the inspiration of Hieronymus Bosch's painting 'Adoration of the Magi' and his own childhood memories in which the three kings, Melchior, Balthazar, and Kaspar, played much more important roles than did St. Nicholas. Amahl is the story of a crippled shepherd boy, prone to telling tall tales, who lives in poverty and obscurity with his weary, bitter mother. When the magi stop by their home on a cold winter night, a delightful story unfolds — but one that is also poignant and profound.
In Nickel City Opera's CO's 6th year of presenting 'Amahl and the Night Visitors', with full sets and costumes, this year the production will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra conducted by Matt Marco, in addition to Westminster's Garrett Martin on the world-renowned Aeolian-Skinner organ.
Music Director, Matt Marco, was eager to work on the production,"The church has a long history of finding unique ways to engage the community in worship, and with that spirit current Choirmaster Garrett Martin suggested 'Amahl' return in 2016. Presenting 'Amahl' at Westminster dates back to the tenure of Choirmaster Thomas Swan (1976-2001) and was a yearly Epiphany tradition. I've worked with Nickel City Opera on two productions of AMAHL and teaming up with them is the best way to present high quality performances for both the Westminster congregation, and the larger Western New York audience."