A Gala benefit evening for the McGill Chamber Orchestra

Soprano Sharon Azrieli Perez will be one of the featured vocalists

Soprano Sharon Azrieli Perez will be one of the featured vocalists

The McGill Chamber Orchestra (MCO) presents the second edition of its Valentine’s Benefit evening with the theme of Chocolate and Love Songs. The event will take place at the luxurious Sofitel Hotel (1155 Sherbrooke Street West) on Saturday, February 14 at 6:30pm. Last year was a sold out success that satisfied the finest pallet and the most experienced music lovers. The event organizers promise this year will be an even better experience at the beautiful Picasso Ballroom of the Sofitel.

Appetizers and an open bar will start the evening at 6:30pm. The renowned chef of the Renoir Restaurant, Olivier Perret, will present a gourmet chocolate themed dinner with wine. Thanks to La Tablette de Miss Choco, guests will enjoy a variety of chocolates and fruit for dessert along with a discussion on how to really taste and appreciate chocolate.

Soprano Gianna Corbisiero will be one of the featured vocalists

Soprano Gianna Corbisiero will be one of the featured vocalists

Famous television personality, Sonia Benezra, will be the evening’s master of ceremony. A select group of musicians from the MCO under the direction of Boris Brott will present love themed music with renowned opera baritone Phillip Addis, sopranos Gianna Corbisiero and Sharon Azrieli Perez. Repertoire for the concert will include arias from Carmen, Carousel, The Merry Widow and several others.

After dinner, guests will be able to practice their best dance moves on the dance floor to the music of a DJ. It is an event not to be missed. La Maison ISHI, a renowned spa on Crescent Street will provide guests will some pleasurable gifts to take home.

Tickets are now on sale for only $180 per person (a tax receipt will be issued for the permissible amount). To reserve your place, please call 514-487-5190 or email info@ocm-mco.org.

Celebrating 75 years of professional concerts, the McGill Chamber Orchestra is one of Canada’s leading musical ensembles. Conductor Boris Brott, who holds an Honorary Doctorate in Music from McGill University, has led the MCO as Artistic Director since 2000. Today’s MCO is a vibrant mix of Montreal’s top professional musicians. To learn more about the orchestra’s 2014-2015 programming and activities, please visit www.ocm-mco.org.

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