Title: NY NY Gala with Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr.
Location: One Clay Square, Charleston, WV 25301
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Description: The Appalachian Children’s Chorus (ACC) is excited to announce America’s Got Talent winner and West Virginia native, Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr, will perform for ACC’s Gala on Friday, February 24, 2012 at the Maier Performance Hall of the Clay Center. Landau’s concert at this event will benefit the Appalachian Children’s Chorus as well as the Children’s Home Society. He will also perform with the members of the Appalachian Children’s Chorus.
The evening begins at 6 pm with dinner in the Grand Lobby of the Clay Center for corporate sponsors and Gala ticket holders. The special meal will be crafted by master chef Mark Schnurrpusch of Embassy Suites. Attendees have the opportunity to participate in a live and silent auction of amazing and exclusive packages and merchandise. After dinner, guests will adjourn to the Maier Performance Hall for Landau’s performance beginning around 8 pm. Gala patrons will enjoy prime reserved seats or boxes. Individual Gala tickets are $150 for dinner and the concert. Corporate sponsorships start at $500.
Concert tickets will be available to the general public. These tickets go on sale at the Clay Center box office on February 1, 2012. Tickets may be purchased by phone at 304.562.3570 or online at www.theclaycenter.org.
Artistic Director, Selina Midkiff, says, “My children are just ecstatic about the opportunity to sing with WV’s favorite son, Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. ACC is committed to offering our young people extraordinary opportunities. This absolutely falls into that category! Though they perform with the WV Symphony Orchestra every year, it will also be special as this is the first time they will perform with a “Big Band” directed by Charleston’s own Jeff Flanagan.” Selina added, “I am so appreciative of Landau’s commitment to the children of West Virginia and am grateful he will be a part of ACC’s event.”
Landau Murphy is equally excited, noting that he has never had such a cast of talented “back up” singers. Landau has often performed in the past raising money for various youth organizations in Southern West Virginia, but this is the first time he will actually be joined on stage by such a large ensemble. It is anticipated that the ACC will be joining Landau for a Sinatra classic, New York, New York, while he will be assisting them with a beautifully orchestrated spiritual.
This is ACC’s seventh annual gala to benefit their program and children of the choir. There are approximately 170 children in seven choirs rehearsing in three different counties. ACC’s mission is to develop artistic excellence, a quality music education and extraordinary opportunities for West Virginia’s youth. However, the program is so much more than notes on a page. The music is the medium for helping children be the best they can be.
For more information about the Gala and ACC call (304) 343-1111.
Don’t miss your chance to “be a part of it” – February 24, 2012 at 6:00 pm at the Clay Center.